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Olympics, ‘Idol’ tops in Atlanta ratings while Michael Vick ratings fell; Lady Gaga biggest Atlanta song

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The Winter Olympics are doing well on WXIA-TV here in Atlanta, though given our Southern geography, not as well, as Northern cities.

In fact, “American Idol” (with Ellen DeGeneres) easily beat all Olympics coverage last week in Atlanta, though the Feb. 17 Olympics did defeat “Idol” nationwide. That’s the first time “Idol” had lost to any TV program after a 222-episode streak going back to 2004.

Other highlights:

-E! had its best ratings performance for any program in history when Kourtney Kardashian had her baby on “Keeping With the Kardashians.” The total: 4.8 million. Sign of the apocalypse? Just maybe…

-Fox News drew the most viewers to the Tiger Woods press conference last Friday with 2.1 million, 300,000 more than ESPN. and 1.2 million more than CNN.

-Many shows took a hit because of the Olympics. “Desperate Housewives” had a series low 10.9 million viewers Sunday. “The Amazing Race” drew 9 million viewers, a bit lower than a year ago. “Survivor” dropped to 12 million from 14 million. “24″ slipped to 8.6 million from 10.3 million. “Lost” fell to 9.8 million from 11 million. “The Bachelor” Feb. 15 held up better, though, with 11.5 million viewers, down from 12.4 million. “Leverage” finished its season with 2.8 million, not bad considering the competition Feb. 17.

-The curiosity about Michael Vick from his perspective is dropping fast. BET’s “The Michael Vick Project” fumbled to 773,000 viewers in its third frame Feb. 15. That’s less than half the 1.6 million who saw the opener two weeks earlier.

- After bottoming out at 622,000 viewers Feb. 5 and opening at triple that number a month earlier, FX’s “Archer” is making a comeback over the past two weeks. Last week, it finished at 868,000. The animated spy drama, created by two Atlantans, was also renewed by FX.

Top 20 prime-time shows in Atlanta, week of Feb. 15, 2010

1. American Idol, Fox, 2/16, 815,000
2. American Idol, Fox 2/17, 627,000
3. Winter Olympics, NBC 2/17 564,000
4. Winter Olympics, NBC, 2/20 510,000
5. Winter Olympics, NBC, 2/18, 478,000
6. Winter Olympics, NBC 2/15, 435,000
7. Winter Olympics, NBC, 2/21, 430,000
8. Winter Olympics, NBC, 2/19 422,000
9. Bachelor, ABC, 2/15, 380,000
10. Winter Olympics, NBC, 2/16, 376,000
11. Fox 5 News at 10, Fox, 2/16 333,000
12. 24, Fox, 2/15, 298,000
13. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC, 2/18 289,000
14. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2/21 264,000
15. Lost, ABC, 2/16, 259,000
16. Human Target, ABC, 2/16/ 257,000
17. Fox 5 News at 10, Fox, 2/17, 243,000
18. House, Fox, 2/15 226,000
19. Extreme Home Makeover, ABC, 2/21 209,000
20. Private Practice, ABC, 2/18 209,000
SOURCE: Nielsen Media

Top 10 songs in Atlanta:
1- Lady Gaga – Bad Romance 208 spins (-6)
2- Trey Songz – Say Aah 190 (-3)
3- Ludacris – How Low 182 (+8)
4- Young Money – Bedrock f/Lloyd 179 (-14)
5- Ke$ha – Tik Tok 174 (-26)
6- David Guetta – Sexy Chick f/Akon 152 (+9)
7- Timbaland – Say Something f/Drake 144 (-2)
8- Lady Antebellum – Need You Now 142 (+37)
9- Iyaz – Replay 138 spins (+1)
10- Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me 136 (-4)
Source: Mediabase 24/7

Top 5 songs on Atlanta pop and country stations this past week. Source: Yes.com (Next week: rock and urban)

Q100
1. David Guetta – Sexy Chick (w/ Akon)
2. Orianthi – According to You
3. Boys Like Girls – Two is Better Than One (w/ Taylor Swift)
4. The Script – Breakeven
5. Lady Gaga – Telephone

Star 94
1. Train – Hey Soul Sister
2. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
3. Shinedown – If You Only Knew
4. Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey (I Love You)
5. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

Fish 104.7
1. Tenth Avenue North – Hold My Heart
2. TobyMac – City On Our Knees
3. Kutless – What Faith Can Do
4. Casting Crowns -Until the Whole World Hears
5. Phillips, Craig & Dean – Revelation Song

B98.5
1. Miley Cyrus – The Climb
2. Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
3. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
4. Daughtry – What About Now
5. Colbie Caillat – Bubbly

Kicks 101.5
1. Jason Aldean – The Truth
2. Billy Currington – That’s How Country Boys Roll
3. Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance
4. Carrie Underwood – Temporary Home
5. Toby Keith – Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)

94.9/The Bull
1. Billy Currington – That’s How Country Boys Roll
2. Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance
3. Jason Aldean – The Truth
4. Zac Brown – Highway 20 Ride
5. Easton Corbin – A Little More Country Than That

SOURCE: Yes.com

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dangerousdan87

February 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

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