February 18th, 2010
For the first time in six years, “American Idol” got beat.
According to overnight Nielsen ratings, the Winter Olympics on NBC destroyed Fox’s talent show colossus head-to-head. In the hour when the two programs were against each other, 30.1 million people chose to watch the athletic action in Vancouver, compared to 18.4 million for “Idol.”
The Olympics became the first show to beat “American Idol” in the same hour in six years.Read more...