Tuesday's one-hour episode of "American Idol" in Memphis scored a 17.2 Fast Neilsen rating with a 25 share. The big drop from last week is understandable, given the show's length.
Wednesday's two-hour episode scored a 17.3 with a 27 share for the first hour, and 20.4 with a 30 share for the second hour.
Wednesay's "Deal or No Deal" scored a good rating against big competition- a 6.3 with a 9 share. It was actually second in its time slot, because it had more viewers than a "Criminal Minds" repeat on CBS.