'Idol' tops Thursday as NBC ties all-time low
Most shows hit season lows on Thursday night, making this week the second week in a row that programs declined nearly across the board. NBC’s headline was the harshest of the bunch: The network ranked last among the major broadcasters and tied its lowest-rated Thursday night ever.
With struggling freshman sitcoms Perfect Couples (1.4 preliminary adult demo rating) and Outsourced (1.5) leading the way to the bottom, NBC had Community (1.8), The Office (3.3), Parks and Recreation (2.3), and 30 Rock (2.0). Only Community remained steady compared to last week and all shows tied their season lows.
Image Credit: Chris Haston/NBCOn the other end of the spectrum, Fox’s American Idol (7.5) and Bones (3.3) were up a tick from last week.
CBS had a season-low Big Bang Theory, followed by the season finale of $#*! My Dad Says (2.6). CSI (2.9), with Justin Bieber as guest star, was up slightly from last week, and The Mentalist (3.0) was up a tad too.
On ABC, Wipeout (1.9), Grey’s Anatomy (3.7), and Private Practice (2.4) all hit season lows.
The CW’s Vampire Diaries (1.4) and Nikita (0.8) were both up a tenth.