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TV Ratings: 'American Idol' On Top, But CBS Dominates

March 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT

Person of Interest ‘American Idol’ returned to the top two perches on the weekly ratings chart this week. It seems that the live competition may be helping the sagging series, although a lot of programs were in repeats for the week.

Both editions of ‘Idol’ held off ‘The Voice.’ Wednesday’s ‘Idol’ placed first with 18.7 million viewers, followed by Thursday’s episode with 17.3 million. ‘The Voice’ followed with 16.8. Not too far behind, folks!

‘Person of Interest’ is turning into the “little engine that could” for CBS. With ‘NCIS’ in repeats, ‘Person of Interest’ ranked in the Number 4 slot, the network’s highest-rated program of the week. Despite the repeats, the network dominated with 14 of the Top 20 shows. Even a stale ‘NCIS’ managed to rank in the Number 6 slot, an impressive feat for a repeat.

ABC and NBC each had something minor to be proud of. ABC’s Sunday night dramas, ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Desperate Housewives,’ both ranked in the Top 20. ‘Housewives,’ which is limping to the finish line compared to its glory days, has seen a recent uptick as the show counts down to its final episode. And NBC’s ‘Harry’s Law,’ facing little competition in a sleepy week, also managed to crack the Top 20 in total viewers, with 9 million.

Here’s the final tally for the week:

Rank
Show
Network
Day
Viewers

1
AMERICAN IDOL - WED
FOX
WED
18,692,000

2
AMERICAN IDOL - THURS
FOX
THURS
17,266,000

3
THE VOICE
NBC
MON
16,848,000

4
PERSON OF INTEREST
CBS
THURS
15,671,000

5
THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS
THURS
15,045,000

6
NCIS
CBS
TUE
14,494,000

7
THE MENTALIST
CBS
THURS
13,838,000

8
THE BIG BANG THEORY
CBS
THURS
12,412,000

9
NCIS: LOS ANGELES
CBS
TUE
12,102,000

10
THE MENTALIST
CBS
FRI
11,344,000

11
BLUE BLOODS
CBS
FRI
11,014,000

12
SURVIVOR
CBS
WED
10,783,000

13
CSI: MIAMI
CBS
SUN
10,724,000

14
60 MINUTES
CBS
SUN
10,528,000

15
THE GOOD WIFE
CBS
SUN
9,884,000

16
AMAZING RACE
CBS
SUN
9,648,000

17
UNDERCOVER BOSS
CBS
FRI
9,395,000

18
ONCE UPON A TIME
ABC
SUN
9,289,000

19
HARRY'S LAW
NBC
SUN
9,047,000

20
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
ABC
SUN
8,390,000

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