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TV ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Glee' hold off CBS Tuesday

By Rick Porter

April 28, 2010 11:52 AM ET
Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"American Idol" dipped a little more in the ratings Tuesday, but it and "Glee" were still big enough to carry FOX to a win against original competition from CBS.

In total viewers, though, the contest was closer than it's been for some time. FOX led with 15.7 million viewers and a 9.1 rating/14 share in households, but CBS (14.5 million, 9.2/15) was not far behind. ABC (7.6 million, 5.0/8) came in third, followed by NBC (6.9 million, 4.3/7). The CW was well back with 1.3 million viewers and a 0.9/1.

FOX scored a much bigger victory in the 18-49 demographic -- its 5.9 rating more than doubled CBS' 2.9. NBC finished third at 2.7. ABC averaged 2.0 and The CW a modest 0.6.

Tuesday's hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

FOX: "American Idol" (18.8 million viewers, 10.7/17 households)
CBS: "NCIS" (15.9 million, 9.9/16)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" results (12.15 million, 8.1/13)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
The CW: "90210" (1.5 million, 1.1/2)
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