"The Big Bang Theory" Tops "American Idol" In Adults 18-49 And Adults 25-54 In Common Half-Hour

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January 20th, 2012

Ed: CBS was a bit slow with their PR today, the "BBT beats Idol" boast has already been superseded, at least until BBT final ratings are in, by the updated Idol ratings.

via press release:

"The Big Bang Theory" TOPS "American Idol" IN ADULTS 18-49 AND ADULTS 25-54 IN COMMON HALF-HOUR

 

"Rob" Continues Strong in Second Broadcast, Retaining 88% of its Premiere

Adult 18-49 rating Opposite "American Idol"

 

"Person Of Interest" Delivers Series Adult 18-49 High Rating

 

CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers

 

            The 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory topped "American Idol" in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in the common half-hour, ROB continued strong in its second broadcast and Person Of Interest delivered a series-high in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 19.

 

Note:  Due to ACC college basketball, CBS had preemptions/delays in 2.9% of the U.S. from 8:00-10:00 PM. CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change.

 

The Big Bang Theory (9.3/15, 15.71m) was first in adults 25-54 (6.7/16) and adults 18-49 (5.2/14).  The Big Bang Theory posted its best-ever deliveries in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 against an episode of "American Idol."

 

ROB was second in households (7.1/11), viewers (11.73m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.6/09).  Compared to last week's series premiere, ROB retained 91% of its household delivery (from 7.8/12), 87% of both adults 25-54 (from 5.4/13) and viewers (from 13.47m) and 88% in adults 18-49 (from 4.1/11).

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (8.7/13), viewers (14.34m), adults 25-54 (4.5/10) and a close second in adults 18-49 (3.3/08, -0.1 behind ABC).  Person Of Interest posted series-high adults 18-49 ratings, matched series best adults 25-54 ratings and scored its second-best viewer performance.

 

THE Mentalist was first in households (8.7/14), viewers (14.02m), adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (2.9/08).  Compared to last week, THE Mentalist was up +2% in households (from 8.5/14), +8% in adults 25-54 (from 3.8/09), +7% in adults 18-49 (from 2.7/07) and added +370,000 viewers (from 13.65m, +3%).

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.5/13), viewers (14.02m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.8/11, with FOX) and second in adults 18-49 (3.5/09).

 
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