Thursday Ratings: American Idol Improves, Big Bang Still On Top

Ratings are in from TVByTheNumbers

American Idol scored a 5.7 adults 18-49 rating from 8-9, up two tenths versus last week. The Finder was down a tenth versus last week to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

CBS’s The Big Bang Theory drew a 5.5 adults 18-49 rating, matching its Thursday high and bettering Idol (5.2) in the common half hour. Rob was up a tenth to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Person Of Interest was steady and matched its series high with a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating and The Mentalist drew a 2.9 rating with adults 18-49, steady vs. last week and matching its second best outing of the season and had its largest audience of the season.

American Idol averaged 18m viewers last night.

American Idol improved, but Big Bang still rules.


FOX American Idol 5.7/16 17.92
CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.5/16 16.06
NBC 30 Rock (9-10p) 1.6/4 3.85
ABC Wipeout 1.5/4 5.24
CW Vampire Diaries 1.2/3 2.97


CBS Rob 3.4/9 11.00


ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.9/10 10.10
CBS Person Of Interest 3.3/8 15.07
NBC The Office 2.5/6 5.16
FOX The Finder 2.3/6 6.25
CW The Secret Circle 0.8/2 1.77


NBC Up All Night 1.8/4 3.70


CBS The Mentalist 2.9/8 14.36
ABC Private Practice 2.3/6 6.63
NBC The Voice (R) 1.5/4 3.50

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