TV ratings: 'American Idol' up Thursday, 'Big Bang Theory' dips


Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 1, 2012After a down week last Thursday, "American Idol" won big with its two-hour results show. But to every action there is an equal an opposite reaction, thusly "The Big Bang Theory" was down about 5 million viewers compared to last week. Notably, NBC's "Awake" premiere won the 18-49 demographic for the 10 o'clock hour. FOX naturally nabbed the top spot among total viewers, averaging 18.3 million and a 10.7 rating/17 share in households for the night. CBS (9.5 million, 6.1/10) finished second ahead of NBC (4.7 million, 3.1/5), ABC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1).In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX scored a big win with a 5.3 rating. CBS had a 2.1, NBC 1.9, ABC 1.1 and The CW 0.4....


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