April 21, 2010
Posted: 03:16 PM ET
After a two week absence, "American Idol" has returned to the top of the Nielsen ratings by less than the population of my hometown, Mesquite, Texas. Yes, I've been trying for a while to work the name of my hometown into this blog - home of the Fighting Skeeters.
The most interesting nugget this week is Fox's critically acclaimed but, until last week, low rated "Glee" came in 4th for the week. Doesn't take a network exec to figure out this was because it followed "Idol," and got some big promotion, but I'm curious to see if the show can keep those that were too lazy to change the channel after "Idol." If you watched "Glee," what did you think? Will you watch again?
"Glee" and "Idol" weren't enough though to win the week for Fox. CBS was first among the networks, followed by Fox, ABC and NBC.
On cable, Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" returned with its best numbers ever, with 4.6 million viewers. Here's the top 10 for the week of April 12-18:
Source: Nielsen, April 12-18, via USAToday.com
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