Easy Thursday win for 'American Idol' at Fox

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With the AMERICAN IDOL Top 5 Results show and an original BONES, FOX won last night across all key demos and beat next highest rated network by +88% in Adults 18-49 (4.7 vs. CBS’ 2.5) and +45% in Total Viewers (16.0 vs. CBS’ 11.0 Mil.).


AMERICAN IDOL: 6.1/20, up +7% from last Thursday’s show (Note that we expect IDOL to increase a few tenths in Nielsen’s final ratings in this afternoon). 

IDOL was also up +6% in Total Viewers (20.8 vs. 19.6 Mil) and was the highest-rated program of the night.

Last night’s show retained 94% of the comparable telecast last year in Adults 18-49 and grew +6% in Total Viewers

In the 8p hour AMERICAN IDOL outperformed the next highest rated network (CBS) by +135% in Adults 18-49 and +131% in Total Viewers. IDOL also outperformed the combined 4-net competition in the 8p hour in Total Viewers by +7% (20.8 vs. 19.5 Mil.)
So far this season with Comparable Most Current ratings AMERICAN IDOL retains 95% Adults 18-49 and is up +2% in Total Viewers versus the same period last season.

BONES: 3.3/9, up +18% from last week
BONES was also up +14% in Total Viewers and ranked #1 in its hour among Total Viewers and Teens.
In fact, in the 8pm hour BONES topped an original CSI by +50% in the adult demo (3.3/9 vs. 2.2/6) and +6% in Total Viewers (11.1 vs. 10.5 Mil.)

Competition

ABC   
Wipeout:  1.4/5, down -26% vs. 4/14/11 and is a series low
Grey’s Anatomy: 3.5/10, down -5% from last week
Private Practice:  2.3/6, up +5% from last week

CBS   
Big Bang Theory:  3.1/11, down -6% from last week
Rules of Engagement:  2.2/7, down -4% and is its series low with regular telecasts
CSI:  2.2/6, down -8% and is its series low
The Mentalist:  2.6/7, flat

NBC   
Community:  1.4/5, flat with last week and tied as its series low
The Office (R):  1.1/3
The Office:  3.5/10, down -17%
Parks & Recreation:  2.6/7, up +13%
30 Rock:  2.1/6, up +11%
Outsourced:  1.5/4, down -12% vs. 4/14/11

(source: FOX)