Thursday Ratings: Idol Continues to Stay Steady

Ratings are in from TVBYTheNumbers

Fox topped the night’s adults 18-49 ratings as American Idol was even with its 4.2 adults 18-49 rating from last week. A week after Touch’s official premiere it slid 15% to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.3 rating last week.

Idol staying even with last week? I’ll take it.  Big Bang beat Idol in the demo, but Idol had more viewers.


CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.5 15 13.640
FOX American Idol 4.2 13 15.270
NBC Community 1.7 6 3.626
ABC Missing 1.4 4 7.715
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1 3 2.356


CBS Rules of Engagement 2.8 8 8.822
NBC 30 Rock 1.5 4 3.196


CBS Person Of Interest 3.3 9 14.414
FOX Touch 2.8 7 9.129
ABC Grey’s Anatomy -R 1.2 3 4.210
NBC The Office -R 1.2 3 2.596
CW The Secret Circle 0.6 2 1.341


NBC Up All Night 1.3 4 2.947


CBS The Mentalist 2.7 8 13.483
NBC Awake 1.0 3 3.131
ABC Private Practice -R 0.9 2 2.807

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  • Pam

    It’s good to see AI staying steady.  Last night’s results show (with the exception of Nicki Minaj) was a great results show.  I wish we could have more like that.

  • Anonymous

    It will likely be adjusted up, so that means it will be up from last week. Good news.

  • Valentin432

    The headlines is misleading, if we have to compare the numbers at this point, it should be with the early numbers  of last week which was a 4.0.
    The show is getting better numbers than last week and the finals numbers have 95% chance of being better too.

    Off-topic, yay for Community standing its ground against Big Bang Theory and probably earning a renewal from NBC (who should be worried that a 1.7 rating is its highest number on a Thursday night ouch).

  • Brittany Keener

    Work it, Idol, work it!

  • Anonymous

    Btw, once again, it looks like idol will be the only show this week to get a 5 or above.

  • Pam

    Here are last night’s AI upward adjusted ratings from tvbythenumbers.

    Both American Idol as well as The Big Bang Theory were adjusted up two tenth of a ratings point among Adults 18-49 versus Thursday’s preliminary numbers.

    8:00PM FOX American Idol 4.4 13 15.87

  • faux pas

    oh, snap. idol’s ratings @ 4.4 are the exact ratings of the Voice. and yet, no mention of idol’s ratings compared to last season. as a legitimate blogger, your headlines (the voice hits a season low) are so skewed towards idol. impartial? notsomuch.

  • Anonymous

    oh, snap. idol’s ratings @ 4.4 are the exact ratings of the Voice

    Except that comparing a performance show to a results show is like comparing apples and oranges.  Today’s numbers for The Voice’s first results show do not look so good. So…not impartial. Just making apt comparisons.