Thursday Ratings: American Idol Leads FOX Win

Ratings are in from TVByTheNumbers

American Idol’s 2 hour episode scored a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 14% vs. a 5.8 rating for its one hour episode last week. That was Idol’s lowest adults 18-49 rating since its first season (7/31/02). Idol half hour ratings [4.6, 5.4, 4.9, 5.2]. That still led a Fox win for adults 18-49 ratings and total viewership by a comfortable margin over CBS on Thursday night.

Those wondering about the continuing broadcast ratings declines, the combined adults 18-49 (cable+broadcast) in primetime last night was fractionally higher than it was last Thursday night (37.8 vs. 37.5).

CBS’s The Big Bang Theory drew a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating,  down 10% vs. a season high 5.6 rating last week, but that still beat American Idol in the 8-8:30 half hour vs. Idol’s 4.6 in that half hour).

Idol averaged 16 million viewers last night

8:00PM

FOX American Idol (8-10p) 5.0 13 16.495
CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.0 15 15.524
ABC Wipeout 1.5 4 5.126
NBC 30 Rock 1.4 4 3.604
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3 4 2.855

8:30PM

CBS Rob 3.2 9 10.905
NBC Parks & Recreation 1.7 5 3.508

9:00PM ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.1 8 8.126
CBS Person Of Interest 2.9 7 13.246
NBC The Office 2.2 6 4.339
CW The Secret Circle 0.8 2 1.759

9:30PM

NBC Up All Night 1.5 4 3.011

10:00PM

CBS The Mentalist 2.8 7 13.606
ABC Private Practice 2.6 7 7.089
NBC Grimm -R 0.7 2 2.032

 

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