With the audition shows behind it, Fox's American Idol presented its first live telecast of the season Tuesday night and once again overwhelmed the competition. The two-hour telecast averaged a 16.6 rating and a 25 share, translating to 29.44 million viewers. The show peaked in the first half of the 9:00 p.m. hour with 31.32 million viewers. Everything else airing opposite the Idol bulldozer was pretty much flattened, with the exception of CBS's NCIS, which drew a 9.3/15 at 8:00 p.m..