American Idol Ratings: Up 12.5% from Last Thursday, 29% from Last Year

Nigel Lythgoe must smiling this morning. (I’m waiting for the bragging tweet)  Ratings via TVByTheNumbers:

Against almost a complete slate of repeats on broadcast television, American Idol dominated the ratings Thursday night.

American Idol’s 8.1 adults 18-49 rating was up 12.5% vs. last Thursday. That was also up 29% vs. the comparable telecast last season (3/11/10, 6.3 A18-49 rating) .

An average of nearly 25 million people tuned in last night to watch the Top 13 reveal. According to EW, Fox had the most-watched Thursday of any broadcaster in four years.

Ratings broken down by half hour after the jump.

8:00 FOX American Idol 10 RESULTS 6.9 22 21.681

8:30 FOX American Idol 10 RESULTS 8.3 24 25.539

9:00 FOX American Idol 10 RESULTS 8.5 24 25.961

9:30 FOX American Idol 10 RESULTS 8.9 24 26.664

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