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Ratings: Eight is enough for an 'American Idol' win Tuesday

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Fox’s American Idol easily won Tuesday night with its hour-long performance episode for the top 8 female contestants. A repeat of Glee, strategically placed on a Tuesday following Idol, drew in just 200,000 less viewers than the series’ December mid-season finale for Fox. Meanwhile, NBC’s Parenthood lost 16 percent of its debut audience from last week, but still came out ahead of ABC’s The Forgotten, which continues to slip in viewership and ratings, at 10 p.m.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. American Idol 9 (Fox)

NCIS (CBS)

The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Lost (ABC)

90210 (The CW)

22.6

19.5

7.9

4.2 (repeat)

1.7

9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Lost (ABC)

Glee (Fox)

Melrose Place (The CW)

16.9

9.5

7.8 (repeat)

1.2

10:00 The Good Wife (CBS)

Parenthood (NBC)

The Forgotten (ABC)

13.9

6.1

4.9

Source: Nielsen

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