Thursday Ratings: American Idol Rises

Ratings are in from TVBytheNumbers:

With the February sweeps period in the rear view mirror, and its PR competition with The Big Bang Theory on hold, American Idol’s 2 hour show was up 18% to a 5.3 adults 18-49 rating, vs. last week’s one hour show. Its total viewership of 18.3 million was a Thursday season high. Against ABC & mostly CBS broadcast repeats, Fox’s ratings victory in adults 18-49 and total viewership was never in doubt.

That’s great news–but Idol was up mostly against repeats, so we shall see.  Monday’s The Voice had a 5.4 rating.  Maybe Idol will adjust upward–we’ll find out later.

8:00PM

FOX American Idol (8-10p) 5.3 15 18.278
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.2 10 11.108
NBC 30 Rock 1.4 4 3.773
ABC Wipeout -R 1.3 4 4.545
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.4 1 1.108

8:30PM

CBS Rob 2.6 7 8.996
NBC Parks & Recreation 1.7 5 3.778

9:00PM

NBC The Office 2.5 7 4.955
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.8 5 9.477
ABC Grey’s Anatomy -R 1.1 3 3.440
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.952

9:30PM

NBC Up All Night 1.6 4 3.478

10:00PM

NBC Awake (series premiere) 1.9 5 6.247
CBS The Mentalist -R 1.7 5 8.873
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live (special) -R 1.0 3 3.038

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