Ratings: CBS Rides ‘Big Bang Theory’ Past Fox, ‘American Idol’

ABC’s ‘TGIT’ Shondaland lineup settles for third

Last Updated: March 11, 2016 @ 10:29 AM

CBS edged Fox on Thursday thanks to “The Big Bang Theory.” And thanks to “American Idol,” Fox held off ABC’s Shondaland lineup.

Last night, the Top 3 networks were close in the key 18-49 demographic — they were each separated by just one-tenth  of a ratings point.

NBC wasn’t even in the ballpark, though the network, emphasizing how strong “Shades of Blue” performs in delayed viewing, aired a repeat. NBC tied with Univision for fourth on Thursday — both were only one-tenth of a point above the CW, which topped Telemundo by the same slim margin.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “The Big Bang Theory” scored a 3.5/13 and 14.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Life in Pieces” posted a 2.1/7 and 8.8 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 had a 1.8/6 and 8.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “2 Broke Girls” got a 1.7/5 and 6.7 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 received a 1.1/4 and 5.7 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.8/6 and in viewers with 8 million. “Idol” was the only show on its schedule.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.7/6 and in viewers with 6.1 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 earned a 2.1/7 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” settled for a 1.6/5 and 6 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 had a 1.4/5 and 4.8 million viewers.

NBC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. NBC was fourth in total viewers with 3.4 million, Univision was fifth with 1.8 million.

For NBC, “You, Me and the Apocalypse” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 2.4 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Shades of Blue” received a 1.0/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. At 9, “The 100” got a 0.4/1 and 1.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.