Ratings: CBS Wins as ‘Idol’ Hits Another Low

Ratings: CBS Wins as 'Idol' Hits Another Low

NBC's “Community” matches a series low

CBS topped Thursday as Fox's “American Idol” fell to a new series low.

“Idol,” got a 2.4 rating in the key demo the past two Thursdays. Last night, it fell to a 2.2.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.7/8 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 10.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

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“The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. was the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night, pulling in a 5.2/17 and 17.9 million viewers. “The Millers” at 8:30 got a 3.0/9 and 11.8 million viewers. “Two & a Half Men” at 9 received a 2.7/8 and 10.5 million viewers. “The Crazy Ones” at 9:30 got a 1.7/5 — tying a low — and 7.1 million viewers. “Elementary” a 10 had a 1.7/5 and 8.5 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.1/6 and third in viewers with 6.58 million. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” at 8 got a 0.8/3 — tying a low — and 3.1 million viewers. “Grey's Anatomy” at 9 had a 2.6/7 and 8.2 million viewers. “Scandal” at 10 received a 2.8/8 and 8.4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.5 and second in viewers with 6.64 million. “American Idol” at 8 had a 2.2/7 and 9.7 million viewers. “Rake” at 9 got a 0.8/2 and 3.6 million viewers.

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NBC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 1.1/3. NBC was fourth in viewers with 3.3 million, and Univision was fifth with 2.7 million.

For NBC, “Community” at 8 tied a series low with a 1.0/3 and had 2.8 million viewers. “Parks and Recreation” at 8:30 had a 1.2/4 and 2.9 million viewers. “Hollywood Game Night” got a 1.1/3 and 3.3 million viewers. “Parenthood” at 10 received a 1.2/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 had a 1.0/3 and 2.2 million viewers. “Reign” at 9 got a 0.7/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.3 million.

  • SallyinChicago

    The contestants this year IMO aren't as interesting or talented as previous years. I don't see a Phillips or Underwood or Hudson or anyone who stands out. Plus, they're too young-ish.

  • Norm Thompson

    If the producers and FOX were smart, they would end the series this year before there is noone watching it anymore (just like X factor)

  • Ed Galo

    They should have be smart like AT&T, and pull the plug on the show knowing the Idol executive decision to bring back judges that failed Idol TV ratings in the past? I'm sure they regret not listing and not taken the advise from the critics and experts?

  • David Shui

    No surprises here. I like the nerdy ‘Community,’ but the geniuses at NBC put it right up against ‘Big Bang Theory.’ Looks like ‘Community’ is going out with a big bang.
    Oh, Idol. How far have you fallen! Even after the Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey disaster and going ‘back to basics,’ it still can't recover. The show is done. After watching last Wednesday's show I have concluded that the Top 13 of Season 13 is arguably the worst of all 13 seasons, and now that the two prettiest girls are gone, there's no reason left for me to watch.
    And what's with Harry Connick Jr's comment to Caleb Johnson? “There's a big difference between consistency and predictability,” he said. Double-U Tee Eff, Harry? What on earth is Caleb going to take away from that helpful comment?