Thursday Ratings: American Idol Down in Double Digits

Ratings are in from TVByTheNumbers

Fox won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers, but American Idol was down 13% to a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. Touch’s official premiere did OK post-Idol, but it was down seven tenths (18%) from its special preview in January that drew a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. Especially given that there were no dramas on CBS last night at 9pm, it will be interesting to see what happens next Thursday.

American Idol ratings dropped in double digits this week. Last Thursday, we had the aftermath of the Jermaine Jones scandal and the very real suspense over whether another contestant would be eliminated or not.

Maybe Idol will pick up a ratings point or two when the finals come in next week.

NCAA Basketball aired on CBS last night. I’ll put up the chart as soon as it’s posted.


FOX American Idol 4.0/13 15.01
CBS NCAA Basketball 2.2/7 7.01
NBC Community 1.7/6 3.89
ABC Missing 1.6/5 3.58
CW Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.73


NBC 30 Rock 1.5/4 3.27


FOX Touch (Official Premiere) 3.2/9 11.69
CBS NCAA Basketball 2.3/6 6.95
NBC 30 Rock 1.5/4 3.42
ABC Grey’s Anatomy (R) 1.2/3 4.71
CW The Secret Circle 0.7/2 1.74


NBC Up All Night 1.4/4 3.18


CBS NCAA Basketball 2.4/7 6.28
NBC Awake 1.2/3 4.65
ABC Private Practice (R) 0.9/2 3.41

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