Thursday Ratings: American Idol Mostly Dominates (UPDATED)

Last night’s Idol household rating was down 20% vs last year, about the same as Wednesday’s premiere, according to Marc Berman. I’ll have demo numbers in about an hour. Idol still couldn’t beat Big Bang Theory, even in re-runs.

Opposite a night of all repeats on CBS, two-hours of “American Idol” led Fox to an easy Thursday overnight victory. “Idol” averaged an 8.3 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m., peaking from 9-10 p.m. with an 8.6/13. But, mirroring its Wednesday season-opener, overnight slippage from the year-ago evening (10.4/16 on 1/17/13) was 20 percent. In other words, “Idol” is down, but still very much an option.

At 8 p.m., a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS managed to beat “American Idol” with a 7.8/13 versus a 7.5/12.

UPDATE: Demo numbers –  13.18 Million viewers and 3.8 in the key demo. The Voice fall second night premiere earned 4.6 in the demo and 13.14 million viewers.

Via TVByTheNumbers

8:00PM

FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.8 11 13.18
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.9 9 11.89
NBC Community 1.1 4 3.17
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 0.9 3 3.24
CW Critic’s Choice Movie Awards (8-10PM) 0.4 1 1.95

8:30PM

CBS The Millers -R 1.9 6 7.94
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.2 4 3.08

9:00PM

CBS The Crazy Ones -R 1.2 3 5.33
NBC Sean Saves The World 0.8 2 2.67

9:30PM

CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.2 3 5.23
NBC The Michael J Fox Show 0.6 2 2.01

10:00 PM

ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 4 3.57
NBC Parenthood 1.2 4 3.97
CBS Elementary -R 1.0 3 6.47

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.37 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 11.89 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#2)

NBC – Community
Viewers: 3.16 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 11.79 million (#2), A18-49: 3.3/11 (#1)

CW – The 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Viewers: 1.77 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.37 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CBS – The Millers (R)
Viewers: 11.89 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.16 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 11.79 million (#2), A18-49: 3.9/11 (#1)

CW – The 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Viewers: 1.77 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.17 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CBS – The Crazy Ones (R)
Viewers: 5.32 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Sean Saves the World
Viewers: 2.66 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 13.88 million (#1), A18-49: 4.1/12 (#1)

CW – The 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Viewers: 2.1o million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 5.29 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#2)

NBC – The Michael J. Fox Show
Viewers: 2.01 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

Fox – American Idol (season premiere)
Viewers: 13.68 million (#1), A18-49: 4.1/11 (#1)

CW – The 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards
Viewers: 1.96 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.37 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.57 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Parenthood
Viewers: 3.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.77 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.36 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Parenthood
Viewers: 4.02 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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