"American Idol" dominates ratings

David Archuleta, Simon Cowell and the rest of the “American Idol” team remain far-and-away the most popular thing on TV.

Here are the 10 most-watched shows for the week of April 14-20, according to Nielsen Media Research. (Based on total viewers)

1. “American Idol” (Tuesday) — 23.646 million viewers
2. “Ameircan Idol” (Wednesday) — 23.339 million viewers
3. “Dancing with the Stars” (Monday) — 17.198 million viewers
4. “Desperate Housewives” — 15.746 million viewers
5. “Dancing With the Stars” — 15.421 million viewers
6. “NCIS” — 15.128 million viewers
7. “Two and a Half Men” — 13.937 million viewers
8. “CSI: NY” — 13.429 million viewers
9. “Law & Order: SVU” — 13.268 million viewers
10. “Criminal Minds” — 12.978 million viewers

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