Thursday Ratings: American Idol Down in Double Digits

American Idol hit another series low.  The iHeartMusic Awards didn’t deliver gangbuster ratings either (still beat Idol), but the ratings rose compared to NBC’s typical dismal Thursday night ratings.

Via TV By The Numbers

American Idol earned a series low 1.5, down 17 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. On NBC, The iHeartRadio Music Awards earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, tying NBC’s best non Olympics orSound of Music Live! Thursday night this season. (The other Thursday that NBC averaged a 1.7 featured a special episode of The Voice.)

8:00

CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.4/16 15.68
NBC iHeart Radio Music Awards (8-11PM) 1.7/5 5.45
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 1.6/6 4.44
ABC Grey’s Anatomy – R 0.9/3 4.14
CW The Vampire Diaries 0.7/3 1.82

8:30

CBS The Millers 2.1/7 9.58

9:00

ABC Grey’s Anatomy 2.6/8 8.69
CBS Two and a Half Men 2.1/6 9.16
FOX American Idol 1.5/5 6.92
CW Reign 0.5/2 1.42

9:30

CBS Bad Teacher 1.5/4 6.52
FOX Surviving Jack 1.0/3 3.91

10:00

CBS Elementary 1.6/5 7.81 ABC Black Box 1.3/4 5.41

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 3.98 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4t)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 15.69 million (#1), A18-49: 4.4/16 (#1)

NBC – iHeart Radio MusicAwards
Viewers: 5.51 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Hell’s Kitchen
Viewers: 4.16 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 1.84 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 4.31 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CBS – The Millers
Viewers: 9.58 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

NBC – iHeart Radio MusicAwards
Viewers: 6.03 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

Fox – Hell’s Kitchen
Viewers: 4.72 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#3)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 1.79 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.42 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 9.16 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

NBC – iHeart Radio MusicAwards
Viewers: 5.43 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 6.92 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#4)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 1.38 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.97 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Bad Teacher
Viewers: 6.52 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

NBC – iHeart Radio MusicAwards
Viewers: 5.23 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Surviving Jack
Viewers: 3.91 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 1.47 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Black Box
Viewers: 5.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 8.16 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – iHeart Radio MusicAwards
Viewers: 5.28 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Black Box
Viewers: 5.10 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 7.47 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

NBC – iHeart Radio MusicAwards
Viewers: 5.21 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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