Thursday Ratings: American Idol Hits a Season Low

Ratings are in by TVBytheNumbers

The Big Bang Theory’s 5.4 adults 18-49 rating was down a tenth vs. a 5.5 rating last week, but for the third week in a row it topped the first half hour of American Idol (5.0) among adults 18-49. Also, its average audience of 16.38 million viewers would be a series high, if it holds up in the final ratings.

American Idol drew a season low 5.4 adults 18-49 rating in its full hour, down a tenth vs. a 5.5 rating last Thursday, although finals adjustments are likely to close that gap. The Finder slipped to a 2.4 adults 18-49, down 14% vs. a 2.8 rating last week.

An average of 17m viewers tuned in to Idol last night.

8:00PM
FOX American Idol 5.4 15 17.12
CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.4 16 16.38
ABC Wipeout 1.8 5 5.93
NBC 30 Rock 1.3 4 3.21
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.2 3 2.72

8:30PM
CBS Rob 3.4 9 11.28
NBC Parks & Recreation 1.8 5 3.65

9:00PM
ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.5 9 9.64
CBS Person Of Interest 3.3 9 14.92
NBC The Office 2.7 7 5.27
FOX The Finder 2.4 6 6.93
CW The Secret Circle 0.7 2 1.75

9:30PM
NBC Up All Night 1.8 5 3.76

10:00PM
CBS The Mentalist 2.8 8 13.54
ABC Private Practice 2.3 6 6.65
NBC The Firm 0.8 2 2.98

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