TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: ‘American Idol,’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ Top Week 19

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American Idol’s second week took the top two spots with both adults 18-49 ratings (in a freakish dead heat with BBT for #2 in adults 18-49) and average viewership. The Big Bang Theory was the week’s top scripted show with adults 18-49 and viewership.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending January 29, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.5  8,300
2 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 5.5  6,988
3 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5.5  6,988
4 NBC AFC-NFC PRO BOWL(S) S NBC 4.3  5,501
5 TOUCH PREVIEW 1/25 9P(S) S FOX 3.9  5,043
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.7  4,695
7 NBC AFC-NFC PRO BOWL-PRE(S) S NBC 3.6  4,653
8 ROB CBS 3.5  4,485
9 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 3.5  4,456
10 CSI CBS 3.4  4,312
11 AMERICAN IDOL ENC-1/24 8P(S) SR FOX 3.4  4,304
12 HOUSE P FOX 3.1  4,018
13 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.1  3,905
14 ALCATRAZ FOX 3.0  3,873
15 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 3.0  3,825
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 2.9  3,727
17 FINDER FOX 2.8  3,634
18 BACHELOR, THE ABC 2.7  3,459
19 2 BROKE GIRLS R CBS 2.6  3,322
20 MODERN FAMILY R ABC 2.5  3,179
21 SIMPSONS FOX 2.4  3,091
22 UFC ON FOX(S) S FOX 2.4  3,072
23 MIKE & MOLLY R CBS 2.4  3,048
24 AMERICAN DAD FOX 2.4  3,010
25 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER R CBS 2.3  2,895


Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000) HH Rating (Live+SD) HH Share (Live+SD)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX  19,671 11.1 17
2 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX  17,141 10.0 16
3 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS  16,130 9.7 15
4 CSI CBS  14,257 9.0 15
5 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS  13,815 8.7 13
6 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS  13,151 7.9 12
7 NCIS R CBS  12,548 8.1 12
8 NBC AFC-NFC PRO BOWL(S) S NBC  12,498 7.3 11
9 TOUCH PREVIEW 1/25 9P(S) S FOX  12,013 7.1 11
10 ROB CBS  11,501 6.8 10
11 NBC AFC-NFC PRO BOWL-PRE(S) S NBC  11,386 6.7 12
12 60 MINUTES CBS  11,188 7.1 11
13 GOOD WIFE, THE CBS  11,083 7.2 11
14 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC  10,908 6.3 9
15 CSI: MIAMI CBS  10,566 6.9 11
16 PERSON OF INTEREST R CBS  10,544 6.7 10
17 CASTLE ABC  10,047 6.6 11
18 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS  9,784 6.1 9
19 AMERICAN IDOL ENC-1/24 8P(S) SR FOX  9,642 5.7 9
20 MENTALIST, THE R CBS  9,641 6.3 11
21 ALCATRAZ FOX  9,028 5.3 8
22 HOUSE P FOX  8,764 5.3 8
23 FINDER FOX  8,441 5.2 8
24 BACHELOR, THE ABC  8,301 5.5 8
25 MIKE & MOLLY R CBS  8,250 5.2 8


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

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