'Idol' captures 29.4 million viewers Tuesday


Fox's "American Idol" delivered another dominating performance Tuesday as 29.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the remaining 11 finalists perform, according to early Nielsen estimates. The two-hour "Idol" edition averaged an 11.6 rating/30 share among adults 18-49, more than all other broadcast networks combined.

The only other net to crack the 3 rating point range in 18-49 Tuesday was CBS with "NCIS" (3.6/10) and "The Unit" (3.3/8).

The CW's talent competition "Pussycat Dolls" continues to hold well against "Idol," finishing second in the 9 p.m. hour among women 18-34 (2.5/6).