American Idol Ratings Stay Steady as Big Bang Returns

AMERICAN IDOL XV: The Judges with a contestant in the  “Hollywood Round #4” episode of AMERICAN IDOL airing Thursday, Feb. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcastign Co. Cr: Michael Becker / FOX.

American Idol ratings stay even with Wednesday and last Thursday. This, despite airing against fresh episodes of The Big Bang Theory this week. Not bad. Idol didn’t lead the night as it did last week. Big Bang;s 3.7 beat everything else by a wide margin and also provided a solid lead in for Life in Pieces which tied with American Idol in the demo (but attracted more viewers).

See the full ratings chart below via TVByTheNumbers.

8 p.m.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.7/13 15.17
American Idol (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 2.3/7 8.90
Madoff (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/3 6.66
You, Me and the Apocalypse (NBC) 0.9/3 3.56
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.9/3 2.33

8:30 p.m.

Life in Pieces (CBS) 2.3/7 9.44

9 p.m.

Mom (CBS) 1.8/6 8.01
The Blacklist (NBC) 1.5/5 6.47
The 100 (The CW) 0.6/2 1.59

9:30 p.m. Angel from Hell (CBS) 1.4/5 6.29

10 p.m.

Madoff: After the Fall (ABC) 1.2/4 6.66
Elementary (CBS) 1.1/4 6.18
Shades of Blue (NBC) 1.1/4 5.64

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