Fox came in second on Thurs.


FOXWith the final AMERICAN IDOL audition show and an original GLEE, FOX ranked second last night among Adults 18-49 and won the night in Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-49.  In Adults 18-34 FOX outperformed the next highest rated network by +53% (2.9 vs. 1.9 for CBS).

AMERICAN IDOL and GLEE were the top two rated programs of the night in Teens.

AMERICAN IDOL: 4.5/13 down -12% from last week’s fast nationals (5.1/14) – good retention given the full slate of original competition

Versus the same 10 hours last season, IDOL is now within 10% of last season’s average (5.5/15 vs 6.1/17)

In first six nights, AMERICAN IDOL is out-rating The Voice’s six-night average by +25% in Adults 18-49 (5.5/15 vs. 4.4/12), +31% in Adults 18-34 (4.6/14 vs. 3.5/11) and +29% in Total Viewers (16.1 vs. 12.5 Mil).

GLEE: 2.1/6, down -19% from last week


Following a repeat Shark Tank (1.1/3), ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (2.8/7) matched its lowest original rating ever, down -7% from last week (3.0/8). At 10pm, Scandal (2.7/8) was in line with its most recent original (+4% vs. 2.6/7 on 1/17/13).

CBS’ entire lineup was down from its most recent performance with originals, with The Big Bang Theory dropping -17% (5.3/15 vs. 6.4/19 on 1/10/13), Two & A Half Men dropping -7% (3.9/11 vs. 4.2/12), Person Of Interest -3% (3.2/9 vs. 3.3/9), and Elementary -8% (2.2/6 vs. 2.4/7).

On NBC, the one-hour series finale of 30 Rock delivered a 1.9/5, up +36% from both last week and its season finale last year (1.4/4 on 1/24/13 and 5/17/12). Back-to-back episodes of The Office followed at 9pm (up +5%) and 9:30pm (1.9/5, tied series-low)). At 10pm, new drama Do No Harm premiered with a 0.9/3, posting the lowest rating ever for an in-season scripted series debut on any of the big four broadcast networks ever. Do No Harm dropped -53% from its Office lead-in and showed erosion in its hour, falling -20% from 10pm to 1030pm (1.0 > 0.8). Compared to NBC’s most recent premiere in the Thursday 10p timeslot – last spring’s Awake – Do No Harm was down -55% (vs. 2.0/5 on 3/1/12).