'Big Bang Theory' Is Now Bigger Than 'American Idol'

Is "The Big Bang Theory" now more popular than "American Idol?"

After Thursday night, it sure looks like it.

In the half-hour from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the CBS comedy "Big Bang," which just edged Fox’s "Idol" last week, easily topped it this Thursday among 18- to 49-year-old viewers, the standard Fox has always used for success.

"Big Bang" reached a 5.4 rating for the half-hour vs. a 4.8 for "Idol" – a ratings number "Idol" surely did not expect to fall to this season. This despite recent efforts to return to tried and true material, like highlighting some hilariously deluded performers and zeroing in on arguments among the judges. Read More...


http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/big-bang-theory-is-now-bigger-than-american-idol/

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