The final “Target” (7.2 million viewers, 1.9 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) dropped 14% to a series low in the demo. Fox intends to bring this show back and its tough to see one episode changing that, though the network would have certainly preferred for a well-promoted finale to have shown more spark. “Target” led into “American Idol” (20.6 million, 6.6), which was down a tenth and matching its Wednesday season low.
Last week’s results show preliminary ratings were 19.66 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/18 share.
ETA: The final ratings for last week were 20.17 million, the numbers THR are posting today are preliminary ratings, so we won’t be able to do a meaningful comparison until the numbers for last night are finalized.
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter updated their numbers: “Target” led into a steady “American Idol” (21.0 million, 6.8).