Split Decision for NBC's 'Revelations'

FOX brought out its big guns to top NBC’s drama “Revelations,” bloating “American Idol” to a full hour on Wednesday (April 13) night. The move certainly helped FOX but NBC’s religious-themed drama held its ground, exceeding NBC’s averages by a good margin.

Facing one of television’s most popular shows, “Revelations” still managed to draw 15.6 million viewers for the 9 p.m. hour, well above the 11.1 million averaged by “The West Wing” in the same slot (though far behind the 24 million lured by “American Idol”).

Although the Bill Pullman drama is only scheduled for a brief run this spring, NBC has openly discussed the possibility of future limited seasons for “Revelations” or even a regular run of episodes eventually.

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