american idol ratings 3 1 fox TV ratings: 'American Idol' up Thursday, 'Big Bang Theory' rerun in secondFast National ratings for Thursday, March 1, 2012

After a down week last Thursday, “American Idol” won big with its two-hour results show, but even in reruns “The Big Bang Theory” had a strong showing.

Notably, NBC’s “Awake” premiere won the 18-49 demographic for the 10 o’clock hour.

FOX naturally nabbed the top spot among total viewers, averaging 18.3 million and a 10.7
rating/17 share in households for the night. CBS (9.5 million, 6.1/10)
finished second ahead of NBC (4.7 million, 3.1/5), ABC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX scored a big win with a 5.3 rating. CBS had a 2.1, NBC 1.9, ABC 1.1 and The CW 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. FOX: “American Idol” results (17.8 million viewers, 10.5/17 households)
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (11.1 million, 7.0/11)/”Rob” (9 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Wipeout” rerun (4.5 million, 2.7/4)
NBC: “30 Rock” (3.8 million, 2.5/4)/”Parks and Recreation” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” results (5.0) 9 p.m. CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (9.5 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “American Idol” results (18.7 million, 11/17)
NBC: “The Office” (5 million, 3.2/5)/”Up All Night” (3.48 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (952,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “American Idol” results (5.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (8.9 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “Awake” (6.2 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rerun (3 million, 2.1/4) 18-49 leader: “Awake” (1.9) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.