Thursday Ratings: American Idol Falls, Glee Rises

American Idol is down. The ratings are still over 5, but for how long? And Glee is up–but against a re-run of “Person of Interest.” Although, Idol has to be a better lead in than the tepid X Factor.

Via TV By The Numbers

On FOX, American Idol  earned a 5.1 down 6% from last week’s 5.6 adults 18-49 rating. Glee returned to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating up 35%  from a 2.0 for its most recent episode on December 13 when it followed The X Factor.

8:00

FOX American Idol 5.1/14 15.53
CBS The Big Bang Theory – R 3.1/9 11.50
NBC 30 Rock 1.4/4 3.84
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.74
ABC Last Resort – Series Finale 1.2/3 5.39

8:30

CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.3/6 8.57
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7/5 3.89

9:00

ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.0/8 8.88
FOX Glee 2.7/7 6.90
NBC The Office 2.0/5 4.19
CBS Person Of Interest – R 1.9/5 10.00
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.7/2 1.82

9:30

NBC 1600 Penn 1.3/3 3.32

10:00

ABC Scandal – R 1.8/5 5.71
CBS Elementary – R 1.5/4 7.75
NBC Rock Center 0.8/2 3.73

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Last Resort (series finale)
Viewers: 5.74 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#5)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 11.49 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#2)

NBC – 30 Rock
Viewers: 3.84 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 14.48 million (#1), A18-49: 4.7/13 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.81 million (#5), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Last Resort (series finale)
Viewers: 5.05 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#5)

CBS – Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 8.57 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.89 million (#4), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 16.59 million (#1), A18-49: 5.5/15 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.66 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.87 million (#2), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Person of Interest (R)
Viewers: 9.94 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#4)

NBC – The Office
Viewers: 4.19 million (#4), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Glee
Viewers: 7.57 million (#3), A18-49: 2.9/ 8 (#2)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 1.87 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.88 million (#2), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Person of Interest (R)
Viewers: 10.06 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#4)

NBC – 1600 Penn
Viewers: 3.32 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Glee
Viewers: 6.22 million (#3), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2)

CW – Beauty and the Beast
Viewers: 1.76 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal (R)
Viewers: 6.04 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 8.01 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.54 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal (R)
Viewers: 5.39 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 7.49 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Rock Center With Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.91 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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