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How Did American Idol 2013 Do in the Ratings on Thursday For Hollywood Week Round 2?

We’ve got one word for the American Idol ratings for Thursday night’s shows in which the guys did their solo performances: “Ouch.” The Big Bang Theory is turning out to be a big pain for the usually dominant show, as it keeps clobbering American Idol in the ratings for their common half hour. Overall, the reality TV singing show fell 9% from last week’s Thursday audition show.

The long-anticipated premiere of NBC’s Community gave the network a bump in the ratings as well, with the help of Parks and Recreation. Scandal helped ABC to tie its series high with adults 18-49. CBS’ Elementary, on the other hand, didn’t get any boost from last week’s Super Bowl.

Here’s how it broke down, according to

CBS came in first with 14.2 million viewers and an 8.8 rating/14 share among households in primetime.

FOX came in surprisingly much lower, with 9.6 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share.

ABC followed with 7.2 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share.

NBC came in fourth with 3.2 million viewers and a 2.0 rating/3 share.

While second place among the major networks isn’t too shabby, American Idol is certainly seeing a dip in the ratings, especially when facing the hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

What do you like better -- American Idol or The Big Bang Theory?


02.9.2013 / 02:43 AM EDT by Laura Vess
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