Thursday Ratings: American Idol Declines in Double Digits Again

Ratings are in from TVByTheNumbers. Idol is once again down in double digits compared to last year’s Thursday episode.

ith the 5 English broadcast networks all in new epdisodes (first time in 2012?), Fox topped the nights adults 18-49 ratings, but American Idol posted year to year decline similar to Wednesday night. And once the night of “Must See TV”, NBC beat Univision by just 0.2 points among adults 18-49.

The second night of American Idol drew a 5.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 28% vs. a 7.8 rating for the first Thursday night last season, although it was down just 20% vs. the first Thursday hour last season. The half hours for American Idol were a 5.1 and a 6.1 adults 18-49 rating. With a substantially stronger lead in than last week, The Finder was up to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, increasing 29% vs. just a 1.7 for its premiere last week following Bones.

8:00PM

FOX American Idol 5.6 15 17.738
CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.2 14 15.711
ABC Wipeout 1.8 5 5.870
NBC 30 Rock 1.6 4 4.084
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1 3 2.718

8:30PM

CBS Rob 3.6 9 11.726
NBC Parks & Recreation 2.0 5 4.305

9:00PM

ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.4 8 9.318
CBS Person Of Interest 3.3 8 14.336
NBC The Office 2.9 7 5.981
FOX The Finder 2.2 5 6.779
CW The Secret Circle 0.7 2 1.657

9:30PM

NBC Up All Night 1.9 5 4.025

10:00PM

CBS The Mentalist 2.9 8 14.019
ABC Private Practice 2.1 5 6.097
NBC The Firm 0.9 2 3.408

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