TV Week reports that the premiere of "American Idol" spinoff "American Juniors" came through for Fox last night.

According to Nielsen Media Research fast affiliate overnight data, "American Juniors" won it's 8-9PM ET time slot in adults 18 to 49 (4.8/15) by a 41 percent margin over its closest competitor, NBC's "Dog Eat Dog," and averaged 11.7 million total viewers.

"American Juniors" 11.7 million viewer average blew away the 9.9 million viewer average that the original "American Idol" series drew during its 90 minute premiere last summer on June 12, 2002.

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