TV Ratings: 'American Idol' results, 'Person of Interest' high lead Thursday
'Awake' drops as CBS wins overall and splits the key demo with FOX
Follow HitFix: Follow @hitfix
Series high numbers for "Person of Interest" combined with a strong "Big Bang Theory" helped CBS rule Thursday night overall and tie with "American Idol"-driven FOX among young viewers.
Meanwhile, "Awake" took a big drop for NBC in its second airing, "Parks & Recreation" headed into a hiatus on a high-ish note and "The Finder" headed off to Fridays with a better-than-average performance.
[Note: CBS had some preemptions for college basketball conference in some markets at some points. While all numbers are within range of prior performance, there's likely to be some minor changes when final figures are released.]
Among adults 18-49, CBS and FOX both averaged a 3.6 rating, doubling up NBC's 1.8 rating in the key demographic. ABC averaged a 1.4 rating and The CW had a 0.4 key demo rating.
Overall, though, CBS had first place to itself, averaging 14.54 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share for Thursday primetime. FOX's 7.3/11 and 12.13 million viewers finished second for the night. There was a huge drop to ABC's 2.7/4 and 4.165 million viewers and NBC's 2.5/4 and 4.05 million. The CW averaged 1.03 million viewers and a 0.7/1.
[Univision averaged 3.51 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Thursday primetime.]
8 p.m. - "American Idol" started primetime in first for FOX with 16.98 million viewers and a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49, both down from the comparable hour last week. CBS was a close second with a new "Big Bang Theory" (15.22 million viewers and a 5.1 key demo) and a "Big Bang Theory" repeat (12.87 million viewers and a 4.0 key demo). ABC's "Wipeout" repeat was third overall with 4.56 million viewers and fourth with a 1.3 key demo rating. NBC followed with "30 Rock" (3.49 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo) and "Parks and Recreation" (3.77 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo). The CW's repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" averaged 1.17 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo.
9 p.m. - "Person of Interest" claimed first for CBS with a whopping 15.78 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 in the 9 p.m. hour. FOX was second with 7.28 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating for the last "Finder" episode to air in this time slot. NBC's "The Office" (4.97 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo) and "Up All Night" (3.54 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo) finished third for the full hour. ABC got 4.09 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating for a "Grey's Anatomy" repeat. On The CW, a repeat of "Supernatural" averaged 888,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo.
10 p.m. - CBS remained in first for the 10 p.m. hour with 13.79 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 for "The Mentalist." NBC's "Awake" took second place with 4.25 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo rating, slipping only a little in the key demo, but shedding nearly two million viewers from its premiere. On ABC, an encore of the "GCB" premiere averaged 3.84 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
1989 | Foreign | NC-17Summary: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been int...Director: Peter Greenaway
Cast: Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Richard Bohringer
2012 | Comedy | GSummary: Disney's irresistible talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them halfway across the world to the ruins of ancient Egypt. With the help of some exotic new friends, this epic adventure is a treasure trove of pure Buddy fun. In a race against a devious cat, the Buddies and their ne...Director: Robert Vince
Cast: Richard Riehle, Edward Herrmann, Mason Cook, Adam Alexi-Malle
2014 | Drama | PG-13Summary: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman
2014 | Animation | GSummary: When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place.Director: Peggy Holmes
Cast: Mae Whitman, Tom Hiddleston, Christina Hendricks, Pamela Adlon
1953 | Western | NRSummary: One of the very best westerns follows a former gunslinger whose current non-violent ways are put to the test by cattle barons whose rapacious greed threatens his new community.Director: George Stevens
Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Jack O’Connell commands attention as a violent young man sent up to an adult prison, where he finds help from his also-incarcerated father when trying to survive amongst this whole new class of criminals.Director: David Mackenzie
Cast: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend
2010 | Comedy | RSummary: One of the funniest and bloodiest-ever cases of mistaken intentions ensues when a group of college campers assumes two good-natured rednecks must be killers.Director: Eli Craig
Cast: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
1960 | Drama | PGSummary: Somewhere on that wonderfully difficult line between comedy and drama is this story of an office worker (Jack Lemmon) whose apartment is used as a bachelor pad by his philandering bosses. Things get difficult when he and another man both fall for Shirley MacLaine.Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
1970 | Family | GSummary: Disney tale in which a woman’s cats inherit her millions, and therefore become the targets of a dastardly scheme by the man desperate to get his hands on the money.Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Cast: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway
Looking for something to watch?
Let Streaming Genie help you.
Let Streaming Genie help you.