By Margaret Lyons
Updated January 27, 2010 at 04:56 PM EST

Ratings powerhouse American Idol again dominated its competition, but the audience dropped by about 2 million viewers from last week’s episodes. NCIS was a solid — if much older — second, while Biggest Loser picked up viewers in every half-hour. ABC’s comedies continued to struggle, and Fox’s new Human Target lost nearly 3 million viewers between its first and second half.

TimeShowViewers (in millions)

8:00 p.m.

American Idol (Fox)


8:30 p.m.

Better Off Ted (ABC)


9:00 p.m.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)


10:00 p.m.

The Good Wife (CBS)

10.3 (repeat)

Source: The Nielsen Company