Fox unstoppable on Tuesday

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

Fox kept its three-months-long Tuesday winning streak intact this week behind the latest dominant showing by “American Idol” and another winning result from “24,” according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

In the night’s opening hour, “American Idol” (10.0/29 in adults 18-49, 23.5 million viewers overall) again topped the combined demo deliveries of the other five broadcast nets. And from 9 to 10, Fox also led with another above-average score for “24” (5.1/13 in adults 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall).

NBC ran second on the night, with “Frasier” (4.4/12 in adults 18-49, 12.0 million viewers overall) picking it up as it nears its series finale. Net also did well at 9:30 with “Scrubs” (4.0/10 in adults 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall) and was the leader at 10 with “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (5.2/13 in adults 18-49, 13.0 million viewers overall).

ABC was paced by “NYPD Blue” (3.7/10 in adults 18-49, 9.8 million viewers overall), CBS by “Judging Amy” (2.7/7 in adults 18-49, 11.3 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 7.5/21; NBC, 4.0/11; ABC, 3.1/8; CBS, 2.3/6; WB, 1.8/5; UPN, 0.9/2.

In total viewers: Fox, 17.5 million; CBS, 10.9 million; NBC, 10.2 million; ABC, 8.1 million; WB, 4.4 million; UPN, 2.3 million.

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