Thursday Final Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Tops ‘American Idol’ 1st Half Hour; ‘Office,’ ‘Mentalist,’ ‘Grey’s’ Adj. Up; ‘Person,’ ‘Rob,’ ‘Parks’ Adj. Down

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In what feels like the Bush/Gore Florida election of TV ratings days, American Idol and The Big Bang Theory were each adjusted up a tenth of an adults 18-49 ratings point versus Thursday’s preliminary ratings. And we know that the American Idol 8pm half hour rating was a 5.2 (the second half hour was a 6.3), and so unless there are some hanging chads out there, The Big Bang Theory topped the 18-49 ratings in the 8pm half hour. Whew.

In other adjustments,  The Office, The Mentalist and Grey’s Anatomy were each adjusted up a tenth. and Person of Interest, Rob and Parks & Recreation were each adjusted down a tenth.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, January 19, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 5.7 15 18.02
CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.3 15 15.83
ABC Wipeout 1.8 5 5.85
NBC 30 Rock 1.6 4 4.05
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1 3 2.71
8:30PM CBS Rob 3.5 9 11.41
NBC Parks & Recreation 1.9 5 4.25
9:00PM ABC Grey’s Anatomy 3.5 8 9.42
CBS Person Of Interest 3.2 8 14.40
NBC The Office 3.0 7 6.02
FOX The Finder 2.2 5 6.58
CW The Secret Circle 0.7 2 1.63
9:30PM NBC Up All Night 1.9 5 3.98
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 3.0 8 14.22
ABC Private Practice 2.1 5 6.00
NBC The Firm 0.9 2 3.42

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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