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Thursday Ratings: ‘Idol’ Hits a Season Low, Still Wins the Night

Feb 11, 2011  •  Post A Comment

"American Idol" continued to dominate the Thursday night ratings, even with a season-low 7.2 average rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight totals reported by TVbytheNumbers.com.

Fox was an easy winner in the 18-49 demo for the night as a whole, averaging a 5.3 rating to CBS’s 3.0, ABC’s 2.9 and NBC’s 2.2. It was closer in total viewers but Fox again came out on top, averaging 15.9 million to edge CBS’s 13.0 million. ABC averaged 8.2 million and NBC had 4.5 million.

At 8 p.m. "Idol" scored a 7.2 average in the 18-49 demographic for the hour, besting CBS’s "Big Bang Theory" and "$#*! My Dad Says," which had a 3.9 and a 2.7, respectively, in the same demo. ABC’s "Wipeout" and CW’s "The Vampire Diaries" earned averages of 2.15 and 1.2, respectively, in the 18-49 demo. NBC’s sitcom duo of "Community" and "Perfect Couples" logged a 1.8 and a 1.5, respectively, in the same demo.

At 9 p.m. "Grey’s Anatomy" on ABC had a mean score of 3.85 in the 18-49 demo, ahead of NBC’s "The Office" and "Parks & Recreation," which had a 3.6 average and a 2.6, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic. CBS’s "CSI" averaged a 2.75 and Fox’s "Bones" had a 3.25 average, both in the same demo. CW’s "Nikita" collected a 0.75 for the hour in the 18-49 demo.

CBS’s "The Mentalist" was tops at 10 p.m. with a mean score of 2.95 in the 18-49 demo, while ABC’s "Private Practice" was right behind with a 2.65 in that same demo. NBC’s "30 Rock" and "Outsourced" netted a 2.3 and a 1.7, respectively, in the 18-49 demo.

 

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