TV Ratings: American Idol down but still on top, Bones spin-off pilot makes solid debut

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Fast National ratings for Thursday, April 21, 2011A block of reruns on CBS helped FOX maintain dominance over  Thursday night in average viewers and adults 18-49 -- despite a slight audience drop for the "American Idol" results show. Also worth noting: the special backdoor pilot episode of "Bones." The potential spin-off dipped slightly in its second half hour, but still managed to be the top performing scripted series of the night.FOX averaged 15.4 million viewers and a 8.9 rating/15 share in households, with CBS in second (8.5 million viewers, 5.4/9). NBC (4.6 million, 2.8/5) topped ABC's evening of reruns (3.8 million, 2.4/4), with the networks placing in third and fourth, respectively. The CW was down a bit from the previous week, with 2.3 million people and a 1.5/2.FOX also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.4 rating, besting NBC (2.1), CBS (1.8), ABC 1.1) and the CW (0.9). Thursday hour by hour:8 p.m.FOX: "American...


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