helped rescue CBS' flagging Sunday movie franchise last week, while the American Idol
-boosted Fox captured the key 18-49 demographic for a third straight week as the May sweep got under way. A Painted House
-- a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on Grisham's best seller -- gave CBS its most-watched Sunday movie in more than three years, with 18.3 million viewers, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research. Its 4.0 rating/10 share in 18-49 was the best demo outing for the franchise since December's The Christmas Shoes
. But the week ending April 27 pretty much belonged to Fox, which won four nights in 18-49 thanks in part to a special Monday hour of Idol
that led in to the debut of Mr. Personality
, a reality dating show hosted by Monica Lewinsky
retained 92% of Idol
's demo audience, and both shows ended up dominating the night. Overall, Fox won 18-49 with a 4.6/13, followed by NBC (4.3/12), CBS (3.4/10) and ABC (3.1/9). CBS dominated in total viewers (12.7 million), followed by NBC (11 million), Fox (10.3 million) and ABC (8.5 million).