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The second highest-rated show, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” (8.9 million, 3.6/9), wasvirtually unchanged from last week despite sharing two hours with “Idol.”
Other shows demonstrated mixed results. CBS’ “NCIS” held steady. “The Mentalist” (18.3 million, 3.8/9) slipped 10% with the “Idol” encroachment, yet continued to rank as Tuesday’s highest-rated scripted show. ABC’s “Homeland Security” (4.7 million, 1.4/4) continued to perform weakly.
In the 10 p.m. hour, all three shows were down slightly from two weeks ago, when they were last all airing originals: “Law & Order: SVU” (9.4 million, 3.5/9) topped the hour, followed in the adult demo by “Without a Trace” (12.2 million, 2.6/7) and “Primetime: What WouldYou Do” (5.7 million, 2.0/5).
Last night hundreds of stations made the transition to digital, but according to representitives from the National Association of Broadcasters, the “vast majority” flipped the switch after primetime .
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