Three American Idol shows aired last week and took over three of the top-ten spots on Nielsen's weekly ratings list. Most of the leaders looked familiar, with the exception of the season finale of the bachelor , which posted solid numbers not only for its two-hour closer but also for the traditional post-finale wrapup, The Bachelor After the Final Rose . For the week, however, CBS remained the most consistent winner, posting an average 7.0 rating and a 12 share. Fox placed second with a 6.5/11. ABC was third with a 5.2/9. NBC trailed with a 3.8/6.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. American Idol (Tuesday), Fox, 13.8/21; 2. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 13.1/21; 3. Csi Crime Scene Investigation , CBS, 12.7/20; 4. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 12.2/19; 5. The Bachelor After the Final Rose, ABC, 11.4/18; 6. The Bachelor, ABC, 10.0/15; 7. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 9.2/13; 8. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 8.7/13; 9. 60 Minutes , CBS, 8.6/15; 9. (Tie) CSI Miami, CBS, 8.6/14; 9. NCIS , (Tie) CBS, 8.6/13.

11/03/2009