Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Keeps NBC’s Would-Be Rival ‘American Song Contest’ at Arm’s Length

The ABC stalwart topped the first-year show handily on a night heavy in reairs

There wasn’t a whole lot of new television across the major networks during primetime on Monday.

CBS, Fox, and The CW all ran repeats of their usual Monday night offerings. NBC and ABC went head-to-head with their singing competitions from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ABC easily came out on top with “American Idol,” which was the most-watched and highest-rated show of the night.

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