Ratings – American Idol Dips, NBC Comedies Rebound

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, FOX’s American Idol won the night on Wednesday: scoring 18.2 million viewers and a 5.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic in live+same day. The hour-long contest show saw a dip of 9% in the 18-49 demo compared to last week. Airing immediately after Idol on FOX, Mobbed, raked in 7.94 million viewers and a 2.9 rating.¬†Over on the eye, CBS’ special Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials scored 8.7 million viewers and a 2.1 rating. Meanwhile, NBC’s Whitney benefited from what was largely a night of repeats scoring 4.4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, up 21% from the 1.4 rating last week. Are You There, Chelsea? also posted gains, scoring 4.1 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, also up 21% from the series’ 1.4 rating last week. And lets not forget residents of the Hill. One Tree Hill over on The CW scored 1.5 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, which is even with last weeks 18-49 rating.