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Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'Human Target' back on track

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Good news for Fox: In Week 2 of the time slot switcheroo for American Idol and Human Target, Hollywood Week with Ellen DeGeneres saw the 9 p.m. Idol increase its audience by roughly 4 million viewers from last Wednesday, while Human Target grew by about 1 million to claim the 8 p.m. hour in its first head-to-head with CBS’ The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried. (It’s still, however, about 1 million shy of its last airing at 9 p.m.) NBC should be happy (or sad?) knowing that a repeat of Law & Order: SVU outperformed The Jay Leno Show in the 10 p.m. slot. The CW continued to score a nice turnout for encore episodes of Life Unexpected.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8 p.m. Human Target (Fox)

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)

A Charlie Brown Valentine (ABC)

Mercy (NBC)

Life Unexpected (The CW)



7.5 (repeat)


1.6 (repeat)

8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC)

Gary Unmarried (CBS)



9 p.m. American Idol (Fox)

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Modern Family (ABC)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Gossip Girl (The CW)




4.5 (repeat)

.7 (repeat)

9:30 p.m. Cougar Town (ABC) 6.7
10 p.m. CSI: NY (CBS)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Ugly Betty (ABC)


6.0 (repeat)


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