Thursday Ratings: American Idol Ratings Fall Further Against the Olympics

American Idol falls more this week against the Olympics. To be expected right? But back in 2006 the roles were reversed as Idol season 5, in its DEATH STAR heyday, literally CRUSHED the Winter Olympics taking place in Turin that year.

Check out these numbers from THR. On February 23, the Top 12 girls averaged 31.4 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/32 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. The Winter Olympics averaged only 15.5 million viewers and a 4.5/11 in the demo.

Via TVByTheNumbers

On FOX, American Idol earned a 2.9, down two tenths from last Thursday’s 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. On NBC, day 8 coverage of the Winter Olympics earned a 5.9 adults 18-49 rating, down from the comparable night of Winter Olympics in 2010, which earned a 7.1 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00PM

NBC Winter Olympics 5.9 17 22.89
FOX American Idol 2.9 9 9.88
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.8 9 11.77
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 0.9 2 3.04
CW The Originals -R 0.3 1 1.06

8:30PM

CBS The Millers -R 1.8 5 7.53

9:00PM

CBS The Crazy Ones -R 1.2 3 5.07
FOX Rake 1.1 3 4.04
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.05

9:30PM

CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.3 3 5.49

10:00 PM CBS Elementary -R 1.2 3 6.14

ABC Scandal -R 0.7 2 2.26

Half Hour Breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.26 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 11.77 million (#2), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#2t)

NBC – XXII Winter Olympics: : Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Speed Skating, Skeleton
Viewers: 18.63 million (#1), A18-49: 4.4/14 (#1)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 9.28 million (#3), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#2t)

CW – The Originals (R)
Viewers: 1.12 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 2.78 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

CBS – The Millers (R)
Viewers: 7.53 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#3)

NBC – XXII Winter Olympics: : Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Speed Skating, Skeleton
Viewers: 22.71 million (#1), A18-49: 5.7/16 (#1)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.47 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#2)

CW – The Originals (R)
Viewers: 998,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 2.89 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#4)

CBS – The Crazy Ones (R)
Viewers: 5.07 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – XXII Winter Olympics: Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Speed Skating, Skeleton
Viewers: 25.40 million (#1), A18-49: 6.6/18 (#1)

Fox – Rake
Viewers: 4.44 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#2t)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 963,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.22 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3t)

CBS – Two and a Half Men (R)
Viewers: 5.49 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 3 (#2)

NBC – XXII Winter Olympics: Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Speed Skating, Skeleton
Viewers: 24.76 million (#1), A18-49: 6.5/18 (#1)

Fox – Rake
Viewers: 3.64 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 1.14 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal (R)
Viewers: 2.25 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.26 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2)

NBC – XXII Olympics (Snowboarding, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ski Jumping)
Viewers: 23.94 million (#1), A18-49: 6.3/17 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal (R)
Viewers: 2.27 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Elementary (R)
Viewers: 6.01 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2)

NBC – XXII Olympics (Snowboarding, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ski Jumping)
Viewers: 21.90 million (#1), A18-49: 6.0/17 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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