'Idol' has huge premiere

We're talking more than 37 million viewers and a 36 share in the 18-49 bracket - up from last year's opening show, which wasn't so bad either (35.5 million, 34 share). THR says it might have been the biggest premiere in the 20-year-history of Fox Broadcasting. None of the other network shows came close Tuesday night.

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Mark Lacter created the LA Biz Observed blog in 2006. He posted until the day before his death on Nov. 13, 2013.
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