A bump for CBS’s ‘Big Bang Theory’
Sitcom jumps to a 6.1 in 18-49s, up 13 percent from last week
February 8, 2013
CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” surged while Fox’s “American Idol” slid last night.
“Bang” jumped to a 6.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, up 13 percent over last week and well ahead of “Idol” in their shared half hour.
“Idol” averaged a 3.8 in its first half hour against “Bang” before growing a 4.4 in its second half hour. It averaged a season-low 4.1 for the night, off 9 percent from last week, when the two top-rated Thursday shows squared off for the first time.
“Idol” tied “Two and a Half Men” as the No. 2 show of the night behind “Bang.”
Elsewhere last night, CBS’s new drama “Elementary” didn’t get much of a Super Bowl lift. The show drew its best-ever rating behind Sunday’s game, a 7.8, but last night it was up only 5 percent from its previous Thursday episode, averaging a 2.3.
In fact, it finished second in the hour to ABC’s hot drama “Scandal,” which posted another series high with a 2.8.
The return of NBC’s “Community” improved on the show’s third-season finale last May. The fourth-season premiere averaged a 1.8 last night, jumping 38 percent from a 1.3 for its season ender.
It was also well above the 1.3 NBC had been averaging in the 8 p.m. timeslot this season.
Lead-out “Parks and Recreation” hit a season high with a 2.0 at 8:30 p.m.
But NBC’s 10 p.m. drama “Do No Harm” continued to struggle, posting a mere 0.7, off 0.2 from last week’s disastrous premiere. It probably won’t be in the timeslot much longer.
CBS led the night among 18-49s with a 3.5 average overnight rating and a 10 share. Fox was second at 3.1/9, ABC third at 2.4/7, Univision fourth at 1.7/5, NBC fifth at 1.4/4, CW sixth at 0.8/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.5/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-seven percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. CBS led with a 5.1 for “Bang” (6.1) and “Men” (4.1), followed by Fox with a 4.1 for “Idol.” NBC was third with a 1.9 for “Community” (1.8) and “Parks and Recreation” (2.0), Univision fourth with a 1.7 for “Por Ella Soy Eva,” ABC fifth with a 1.3 for a repeat of “Shark Tank,” CW sixth with a 1.1 for “The Vampire Diaries” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.5 for “Pasion Prohibida.”
CBS was first again at 9 p.m. with a 3.2 for “Person of Interest,” while ABC moved to second with a 3.1 for “Grey’s Anatomy.” Fox was third with a 2.2 for “Glee,” Univision fourth with a 1.9 for “Amores Verdaderos,” NBC fifth with a 1.6 for “Office” (2.1) and “1600 Penn” (1.1), CW sixth with a 0.6 for “Beauty and the Beast” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.5 for “La Patrona.”
ABC took the lead at 10 p.m. with a 2.8 for “Scandal,” with CBS second with a 2.3 for “Elementary.” Univision was third with a 1.4 for “Amor Bravio,” NBC fourth with a 0.7 for “Do No Harm” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.4 for “El Rostro de la Venganza.”
CBS was also first for the night among households with an 8.8 average overnight rating and a 14 share. Fox was second at 5.7/9, ABC third at 4.9/8, NBC and Univision tied for fourth at 2.0/3, CW sixth at 1.3/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.7/1.
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