The Big Bang Theory tied with American Idol from 8 to 8:30 pm last night, both with a 5.2 rating (pending additional adjustments). American Idol topped the night with a 5.7 rating – down 27% from last season – and 17.7 million viewers. Person of Interest had a series high.
I am shell-shocked. This is it people. The time has finally come.
Fox had Nielsen do a rush job on the time zone adjusted final national ratings and American Idol was adjusted up to a 5.7 adults 18-49 rating, which was down 27% vs. the 7.8 rating for last season’s Thursday premiere.
The Big Bang Theory’s 5.2 adults 18-49 rating,
topped American Idol’s 5.1 rating in the 8:00-8:30 half hour(update: now tied pending any BBT adjustments) and was down just a tenth vs. a 5.3 rating last week. Facing Idol in its second outing, Rob had a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, down a respectable 12% vs. a 4.1 rating for its premiere last week. Person Of Interest had a series high 3.3 adults 18-49, up a tenth vs. a 3.2 rating last week. The Mentalist’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating was up 7% vs. a 2.7 rating last week.