American Idol and The Big Bang Theory were each adjusted up a tenth with adults 18-49, landing in a virtual tie for the night's highest rating, but Big Bang Theory beat out Idol in the head-to-head 30 minute period (in the preliminary ratings it was 5.4 vs. a 4.8, sadly we don't get time period breakouts in the final numbers we receive. update: through the magic of an updated CBS press release, it was 5.5 vs. 4.9).
The 5.5 adults 18-49 rating was an all-time Thursday high for The Big Bang Theory (it also hit Thursday highs with adults 18-34 with a 4.1 rating).
The Finder was adjusted down a tenth with adults 18-49 vs. the preliminary numbers. The Private Practice repeat was adjusted down a tenth as well.
Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, January 26, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory||5.5/16||16.13|
|CW||Movie: The Covenant (R) 8-10p||0.5/1||1.31|
|NBC||Parks & Recreation||1.7/5||3.49|
|CBS||Person of Interest (R)||2.1/5||10.54|
|ABC||Grey's Anatomy (R)||1.3/3||4.05|
|9:30||NBC||Up All Night (R)||1.4/4||2.97|
|10:00||CBS||The Mentalist (R)||1.9/5||9.64|
|ABC||Private Practice (R)||0.8/2||2.75|
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