'Idol' beats 'Dancing,' Fox wins Tuesday


In a clash of reality titans, Fox's "American Idol" battled with the second night of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday.

The two-hour "Idol" (26.8 million, 10.3/25) predictably came out on top, besting "Dancing" by 200% in the 9 p.m. hour. But Fox's singing competition took a hit too, being pushed to a season low. And the 90-minute "Dancing" (16.8 million, 4.0/10) was still the No. 2 show of the night.

Fox won the night in viewers and adults 18 to 49, followed by ABC. After "Dancing," ABC premiered the new comedy "Miss/Guided" (10 million, 2.9/8), which won the hour but declined significantly from its lead-in. ABC opened their night with a repeat of "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" (6.3 million, 1.9/5) which proved Charlie Brown specials do better during the holidays. "Just for Laughs" followed (5.1 million, 1.6/4).

In a close third place, NBC had two hours of "The Biggest Loser" (7.9 million, 3.1/8) and a repeat.

CBS was fourth with a repeat followed by "Big Brother" (5.4 million, 2.0/5) and the penultimate episode of "Jericho" (5.8 million, 2.0/5).

On the CW, the second week of "Beauty and the Geek" dipped slightly (0.8/2), but the 100th episode of "One Tree Hill" (2.9 million, 1.4/3) matched its premiere, up 27% for the week.