TV ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Touch' preview solid for FOX Wednesday, 'CSI' up for Marg Helgenberger's goodbye

touch-gallery-martin-jake.jpgFast national ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

"American Idol" was predictably down some from its premiere last week, but Wednesday's episode was still far and away the highest-rated show of the night. It also gave a preview airing of FOX's new drama "Touch" a pretty good launchpad.

Elsewhere, Marg Helgenberger's "CSI" farewell gave the show its best ratings of the season, but "Are You There, Chelsea?" took a hit for NBC.

FOX delivered 15.7 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households for the night, winning by a comfortable margin over CBS (11.9 million, 7.6/12). ABC (4.4 million, 2.9/5) finished a distant third with a night of repeats. NBC took fourth with 4 million viewers and a 2.7/4, and The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.

FOX also easily led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 5.2 rating. CBS came in second with a 2.9. ABC's 1.5 was good enough for third, topping NBC (1.3) and The CW (0.5).

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