'Dancing with the Stars' tops 'American Idol' in same-day ratings for 2013

"American Idol" is no longer the most-watched reality show on television. That honor now belongs to "Dancing with the Stars," which narrowly beat "Idol" in same-day ratings during 2013. "Idol" still led "DWTS" in the key adults 18-49 demographic by a good margin, and both shows, meanwhile, lost out to "NCIS" and football in the total-viewer race.Live and same-day viewing for "Dancing with the Stars" was 13.9 million overall viewers, compared to 13.4 million for "Idol." In both cases, these numbers indicate the ratings for performance shows only -- results-show numbers were lower (13.1 million for "American Idol" and 12.9 million for "DWTS").But that's not the really bad news for "American Idol" -- total viewership for the reality competition dropped by about 1 million from 2012 to 2013. "Dancing with the Stars" felt a similar, although slightly smaller, drop.The rest of the top 10 broadcasts in terms of live ratings were just about what...



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