Update: idol adjusted up to 5.1 and 16.7 million viewers.
The Big Bang Theory was the #1 show last night with a 5.0 adult rating tied with American Idol which fell 14% from last week. This is the lowest rating of Idol since 2002, it’s first season.
I don’t know what’s happening now. I thought Idol was stable. It actually lost almost 2.5 million viewers from Wednesday night’s show.
I’m shell-shocked right now.
The rest of the numbers:
American Idol’s 2 hour episode scored a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 14% vs. a 5.8 rating for its one hour episode last week. That was Idol’s lowest adults 18-49 rating since its first season (7/31/02). Idol half hour ratings [4.6, 5.4, 4.9, 5.2]. That still led a Fox win for adults 18-49 ratings and total viewership by a comfortable margin over CBS on Thursday night.
Those wondering about the continuing broadcast ratings declines, the combined adults 18-49 (cable+broadcast) in primetime last night was fractionally higher than it was last Thursday night (37.8 vs. 37.5).
CBS’s The Big Bang Theory drew a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 10% vs. a season high 5.6 rating last week, but that still beat American Idol in the 8-8:30 half hour (vs. Idol’s 4.6 in that half hour). Rob fell a tenth to a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 3.3 rating last week. Person Of Interest dipped to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% vs. a season high 3.3 rating last week.