Thursday Ratings: Big Bang Returns, Overtakes Idol

Welp. The new death star, Big Bang Theory is back, taking over the #1 spot. At least Idol was able to stay in the 3s this week, and was #1 in the second half hour.

When it cuts back to 30 minutes in March, Idol is going to get killed, but we won’t think about that now.

Via TV By The Numbers

On FOX, American Idol earned a 3.1, down three tenths from last Thursday’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating.

8:00PM

CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.1 15 18.88
FOX American Idol 3.1 9 11.23
NBC Community 1.1 3 2.99
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 1.0 3 3.53
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.36

8:30PM

CBS The Millers 2.8 8 11.79
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.2 4 2.59

9:00PM

CBS The Crazy Ones 1.9 5 8.27
NBC Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular (9-11PM) 1.8 5 4.75
FOX Rake 1.3 4 5.30
CW Reign 0.7 2 1.69

9:30PM

CBS Two and a Half Men 1.9 5 8.55

10:00 PM

CBS Elementary 2.0 6 10.16
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 3 3.75

Half hour breakdown via Marc Berman

8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.64 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 18.87 million (#1), A18-49: 5.1/15 (#1)

NBC – Community
Viewers: 2.99 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 10.43 million (#2), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.43 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

CBS – The Millers
Viewers: 11.79 million (#2), A18-49: 2.8/ 8 (#2)

NBC – Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 2.95 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 12.03 million (#1), A18-49: 3.3/ 9 (#1)

CW – The Vampire Diaries
Viewers: 2.28 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.63 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

CBS – The Crazy Ones
Viewers: 8.27 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Saturday Night Live Presents an SNL Sports Spectacular
Viewers: 4.61 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Rake
Viewers: 5.83 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 1.75 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Taste
Viewers: 3.67 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3t)

CBS – Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 8.54 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Saturday Night Live Presents an SNL Sports Spectacular
Viewers: 4.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#2)

Fox – Rake
Viewers: 4.77 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 1.62 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.63 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 10.54 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Saturday Night Live Presents an SNL Sports Spectacular
Viewers: 4.88 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.87 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 9.78 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Saturday Night Live Presents an SNL Sports Spectacular
Viewers: 4.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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