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'Idol' Finishes Second to the Olympics in Ratings Showdown

by Chris Jordan, posted Feb 18th 2010 1:00PM
NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics experienced the thrill of victory Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Fox's 'American Idol' now knows the agony of defeat.

'Idol' finished in second place last night after an estimated 29.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the games, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.

The 'Idol' loss marks the first time time in 222 episodes in which it has not finished first.NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics experienced the thrill of victory Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Fox's 'American Idol' now knows the agony of defeat.

'Idol' finished in second place last night after an estimated 29.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the games, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.

The 'Idol' loss marks the first time time in 222 episodes in which it has not finished first.

Team USA had a banner day on Wednesday, winning six medals, including three golds. High-profile athletes Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis and Shaun White all won gold.

'Idol's' performance, featuring the second-night naming of the Top 24, was a season low, drawing 18.4 million viewers and a 6.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Fox's 'Human Target' (7.1 million, 2.1) saw its numbers drop at 8PM against the Olympics as well.

'Idol' -- which saw its lowest numbers since 2004 -- and 'Target' were the only two non-repeat shows to go against the Olympics on Wednesday.

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