Ratings Report: Idol vs. CSI!

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Last night's wild card round on American Idol (21.2 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen figures) was an increase over the show's previous Thursday outing; it held off the Taylor Swift-assisted CSI (20.8 million) as the night's most-watched show.

What a shock, we know.

Swift on CSI

Among other primetime pickings:

  • A Valentine's Day/bathroom-sex-themed episode of The Office was up over its season averages in total viewers (8.6 million) and within the key 18-49 year-old demographic.
  • 30 Rock (7.4 million) enjoyed increased viewership, while Ugly Betty (6.4 million) suffered a drop-off.

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