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NBC crushes fallen 'Idol'

Great news for NBC, awful news for opponents of tape-delayed Olympics results:

NBC demolished "American Idol," 30.1 million viewers to 18.4 million, during the 9 o'clock hour Wednesday, ending a six-year winning streak for "Idol" against head-to-head competition.

The Olympics averaged 17.0 percent of homes compared to 10.4 for "Idol."

And what did NBC primarily spend that hour showing? Tape-delayed skiing.

Case closed.

I have to write two columns for the Friday paper. Bye.

Photo: AP

Tags: NBC , Olympics

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