|New American Idol winner Scotty McCreery|
Oprah built to its conclusion with star-packed stadium showings Monday (1.33 million) and Tuesday (1.53 million). Wednesday's finale was a low key event, with Winfrey curing the lame and granting benediction to the faithful.
The one entertainment show to top Oprah Wednesday was the 10th season finale of American Idol. 3.4 million saw country crooner Scotty McCreery (left) crowned the winner. CTV says the audience was up 19% over last year's 2.9 million Idol finale.
Idol's finale still won't be the top-rated show of the week. Tuesday's double overtime win by the Vancouver Canucks over the San Jose Sharks scored 4.03 million CBC viewers.