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TV Ratings: 'American Idol' beats 'Big Bang Theory,' but CBS wins Thursday

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Fast national ratings for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012"American Idol" managed to topple "The Big Bang Theory's" mighty reign Thursday night, pulling in more viewers during the 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. time period than the ratings favorite sitcom. "Idol" nabbed 16.6 million viewers during its first half hour, while "Big Bang" scored 16.0 million. A small difference, sure, but a big victory for "Idol."For the night, though, CBS still managed to pull ahead with 14.3 million viewers and an 8.7/14 household rating. FOX came in second with 12.2 million (7.2/11), followed by ABC (7.3 million, 4.7/8), NBC (3.9 million, 2.6/4) and The CW (2.4 million, 1.6/2)Unfortunately for "Idol," the reality hit couldn't tear away "Big Bang's" demo crown, because the CBS sitcom managed to just barely eke out a win in the adults 18-49 demographic, landing a 5.5 to "Idol's" 5.2. For the night, though, FOX finished first with a 4.0, followed by CBS' 3.6,...


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