“American Idol” inches closer and close to an inevitable ending. Last night the show pulled in just 7.72 million viewers. The key demo rating was 1.8. The half hour results show was third in its time slot, behind “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Two and a Half Men.” In total viewers “Idol” was the seventh most watched TV show last night.
In other news, David Letterman actually beat Jimmy Fallon last night. Dave’e retirement announcement brought in a 3.2 rating vs. Jimmy’s 2.4 in 56 metered markets. Fallon still had a higher percentage of viewers 18-49. And that’s what Letterman’s retirement is all about, isn’t it?