Primetime Ratings: 'Glee' Gets Boost From Extended 'Idol'Fox takes the demo win; CBS first with total viewers 3/08/2013 11:34:26 AM Eastern
Fox's Glee, which aired until 10:30 p.m. due to an
extended 90-minute edition of American Idol, returned from three weeks
off Thursday up 47% to a 2.5 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. American Idol,
meanwhile, was down 5% from last week to a 3.5. Fox was able to nip CBS for the
win with an overall 3.1 rating/9 share.
CBS, which aired mostly originals, finished in second with a
3.0/9 (but first in total viewers with 12.87 million). The Big Bang Theory
returned from a week off down 4% to a 5.4, while Two and a Half Men was
steady with another 3.9. Person of Interest was down a tenth to a 2.8.
NBC tied with ABC's repeats for third with a 1.1/3. Community
was up 25% from last week to a 1.5 and 1600 Penn was even at a 0.9.
The CW aired repeats.