Most eyes on CBS, but Fox tops in demo


"American Idol" helped Fox win two nights and the week's adults 18-49 prize, but ABC came within striking distance in the demo, and CBS won the week in viewership.

Last week's two shots of "American Idol" again held the top slots in viewership and the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen Media Research for the week ending Sunday.

Monday's "Dancing With the Stars" (19 million, 4.9/13) ledABC to a primetime viewers win, while "Heroes" (11.9 million, 5.4/13) had enough to beat "CSI: Miami" (17.2 million, 5.1/14) to become the top show in 18-49.

Tuesday was all Fox with the combination of "Idol" (26.7 million, 10.2/29) and "House" (21.1 million, 8.8/22). The results show for "Dancing" (16.3 million, 4.1/10) did respectable numbers, as did "Law & Order: SVU" (11.4 million, 4.1/11) in the demo.

Wednesday was still Fox, with "Bones" (10.6 million, 3.1/10) and "Idol" (28.7 million, 11.0/28) beating everything. Only "Criminal Minds" (13.3 million, 3.5/9) could get double digits against the pair.

ABC took Thursday with a two-hour "Grey's Anatomy" (21.2 million, 9.1/24) that beat "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (19 million, 5.6/14) at 9 p.m. But CBS won at 8 p.m. with "Survivor: Fiji" (13.7 million, 4.6/14) against "Ugly Betty" (10.7 million, 3.6/11) and Fox's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (9 million, 3.1/9).

Sunday went back to ABC in 18-49 with "Desperate Housewives" (17.2 million, 6.6/16), though CBS won the night in viewership on the strength of "Cold Case" (13.7 million, 3.2/8) and "Without a Trace" (14.7 million, 3.7/10).

For the week, CBS averaged 11.2 million viewers and a 3.1/9 in the adults 18-49 demo, followed by ABC (10.7 million, 3.7/11), Fox (10.1 million, 3.9./11), NBC (7.5 million, 2.6/7) and the CW (3.1 million, 1.3/4).
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