American Idol beats the Grammys

Kelly Clarkson may have won two Grammys last night, but far more people were watching the judges look for a new idol on American Idol 5.

The show was watched by 28.3 million people last night, while only 15.1 million watched the Grammys on CBS. There was better news for CBS after the FOX show ended, when more people tuned in for the second hour, allowing the Grammys to beat Lost.

As the AP reports, “After ‘Idol’ went off the air, the Grammys picked up a little steam. Overall, from 8 to 11 p.m., the show averaged 17.6 million viewers.” That’s still far fewer than watched FOX’s talent competition.

CBS takes a hit with Grammy Awards [Media Life]