Credit: Michael Becker/FOX © 2012Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Paul Jolley Sings in American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week

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 Zap2It.com:

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?

 

Source: Zap2It.com