Update: The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up to 4.1 and American Idol up to 4.0
The Big Bang theory was the #1 show of the night with a 4.0 adult rating. New episodes of TBBT now routinely beat Idol on Thursday — which was basically the same story last fall with The X Factor.
American Idol had a 3.9 adult rating.
The rest of the numbers:
From FOX Research:
#AmericanIdol was last night’s No. 1 program in Total Viewers (14.4 mil) and Adults 25-54 (5.4/14, tie) and No. 2 in Adults 18-49 (3.9/12)
FOX won the night with viewers 18-49 led by American Idol’s adults 18-49 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, which was down from last week’s 4.0. Touch earned a new season/series low with a 1.9, down two-tenths from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.
CBS’ The Big Bang Theory returned from two weeks of repeats this week and was the #1 show of the night, but only earning a 4.0, down four-tenths from the 4.4 its last original earned and a new season low. Person Of Interest and The Mentalist also returned from repeats this week, and earned a 2.4 and a 2.1, both down from the 3.0 and 2.4 their last originals earned and new series lows.
The Vampire Diaries was even with last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49, and The Secret Circle was also flat compared to last week’s season/series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.