‘American Idol’ results show falls from last week while NBC’s ‘Awake’ dives in ratings

By Daniel Levine,

Thursday night’s American Idol results show had no trouble winning the night for Fox, but it lost a significant number of viewers compared to last week’s results show. The other headline of the night was NBC’s second episode of Awake, which lost a big chunk of its viewers.

CBS topped the night in viewers, though, drawing 14.5 million viewers and a 3.6 18-49 rating, reports Hit Fix. The network started off with a new episode of The Big Bang Theory, which drew 15.22 million viewers and a 5.1 18-49 rating, which was bigger than Idol’s average rating for the hour. However, a repeat of Big Bang dropped CBS’ average for the hour, drawing a 4.0 18-49 rating and 12.87 million viewers. Person of Interest also came in with big numbers for CBS, drawing a huge 15.78 million viewers and a 3.4 18-49 rating. CBS also won the 10 p.m. hour with The Mentalist, which drew 13.79 million viewers and a 2.8 18-49 rating.

Fox came in second with an average of 12.13 million viewers and a 3.6 18-49 rating. Idol started the night with 17 million viewers and a 4.8 18-49 rating. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that was an 11 percent drop from the last results show. The Finder, however, was up 15 percent with a 2.3 18-49 rating and 7.3 million viewers.

Despite a night of repeats, ABC still drew more viewers than NBC, averaging 4.16 million viewers, but just a 1.4 18-49 rating. A repeat of the GCB premiere ran at 10 p.m., getting just 3.84 million viewers.

NBC was in fourth with 4.05 million, but managed to get a 1.8 18-49 rating, notes Zap2It. Most of the network’s comedy block was up, although 30 Rock started steady with 3.5 million viewers and a 1.4 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation jumped to 3.8 million viewers and a 1.9 18-49 rating, while The Office had 5 million and a 2.6 rating. Up All Night finished up with 3.5 million viewers and a 1.7 rating. Viewers might not have been as impressed with Awake as critics, as the show fell 20 percent from its premiere, drawing 4.3 million viewers and a 1.6 18-49 rating.

The CW’s repeats of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural averaged just a bit over 1 million viewers and a 0.4 18-49 rating.

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