American Idol 12 Premiere Ratings Continue to Drop (UPDATED)

American Idol ratings are down from last night, but that is to be expected. Numbers are also down 11% from last year’s comparable 1 hour episode.

UPDATE: With the demo numbers in, Zap2it reports that Idol 12 second night ratings match last year’s 2nd night numbers.

-Ratings Breakdown from Marc Berman:

Opposite all repeats on CBS, it was an easy Thursday overnight victory for Fox, which featured two more hours of American Idol. Idol averaged a 10.4 rating/16 share from 8-10 p.m., which dipped by 11 percent from both a one-hour edition on the year-ago evening (11.7/18 on 1/19/12 opposite originals on CBS) and the two-hour season-opener on Wednesday (11.7/18 on 1/16/13). The 11.7/18 in the overnights on Wednesday translated into 17.93 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/16 share among adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day results (which dipped by 4.0 million viewers and 19 percent in the demo from the year-ago season-premiere). In other words, Idol is down but certainly not over.

Watch this space for viewer and demo updates!

Ratings from TVByTheNumbers

FOX won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.

On FOX, night 2 of the American Idol premiere earned a 5.6, down four tenths from last night’s 6.0 adults 18-49 rating but matching last year’s night 2 premiere preliminary rating.

8:00PM

FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 5.6 15 16.19
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.3 10 11.90
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.4 4 2.91
NBC 30 Rock 1.3 4 3.50
ABC Last Resort 1.0 3 5.01

8:30PM

CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.4 6 9.13
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.9 5 3.89

9:00PM

ABC Grey’s Anatomy 2.9 7 8.68
NBC The Office 2.1 5 4.15
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.6 4 9.36
CW The Carrie Diaries -R 0.5 1 1.15

9:30 PM

NBC 1600 Penn 1.2 3 3.04

10:00 PM

ABC Scandal 2.6 7 7.95
CBS Elementary -R 1.4 4 7.05
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.2 3 4.38

Half Hour Breakdown from Marc Berman:

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Last Resort
Viewers: 5.23 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 11.90 million (#2), A18-49: 3.3/10 (#2)

NBC – 30 Rock
Viewers: 3.50 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 14.46 million (#1), A18-49: 4.9/14 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.99 million (#5), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#3)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Last Resort
Viewers: 4.79 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#5)

CBS – Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 9.13 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.89 million (#4), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 17.23 million (#1), A18-49: 5.9/16 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.83 million (#5), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.61 million (#3), A18-49: 2.8/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Person of Interest (R)
Viewers: 9.59 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 4 (#4)

NBC – The Office
Viewers: 4.15 million (#4), A18-49: 2.1/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 16.61 million (#1), A18-49: 5.8/15 (#1)

CW – The Carrie Diaries (R)
Viewers: 1.20 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.74 million (#3), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Person of Interest (R)
Viewers: 9.14 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#4)

NBC – 1600 Penn
Viewers: 4.15 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 16.44 million (#1), A18-49: 5.8/15 (#1)

CW – The Carrie Diaries (R)
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 8.24 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 7.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 4.50 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 7.66 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.83 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 4.27 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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