AMERICAN IDOL revealed its Top 13 Finalists last night and led FOX to post the highest rated Thursday night on any network in four years among A18-49 (since 3/8/07) and Total Viewers (since 3/1/07, excluding sports).
AMERICAN IDOL: 8.1/23, up +13% from last Thursday:
This is AMERICAN IDOL’s highest-rated Thursday telecast this season among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
Compared to last Thursday’s performance AMERICAN IDOL grew by +15% among Total Viewers (25.0 vs. 21.8 Mil.).
AMERICAN IDOL is up +29% in Adults 18-49 vs. the comparable telecast last year (8.1/23 vs. 6.3/19 on 3/11/10) and also up +29% in Total Viewers (25.0 vs. 19.4 Mil.)
So far this season with Comparable Most Current ratings AMERICAN IDOL is retaining 93% of the audience it drew at the same point in the competition last year among A18-49 (8.6/23 vs. 9.2/24) and 99% among Total Viewers (24.5 vs. 24.7 Mil.)
ABC ran repeats of Winter Wipeout (1.4/4), Grey’s Anatomy (1.2/3), and Private Practice (0.9/3).
CBS aired a Big Bang Theory repeat at 8p (2.5/8) followed by an original Rules Of Engagement (2.3/7), which was down -18% from last week and hit its series low with regularly scheduled originals . Repeats of CSI (1.8/5) and The Mentalist (1.9/5) followed at 9p and 10p.
NBC ran back-to-back repeats of The Office at 8p (1.1/4), 830p (1.3/4), 9p (1.6/4), 930p (1.5/4), 10p (1.4/4), and 1030p (1.2/4).
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