Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins Thursday with 'Idol' Results Show

All original shows post gains vs basketball on CBS
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Fox won the Thursday night ratings race again, scoring an
overall 4.4 rating/13 share in the 18-49 demo, according to overnight Nielsen
numbers. American Idol gained 11% to
earn a 6.2 versus last week. Bones
followed with a repeat.

ABC came in second with an overall 2.8/8. Wipeout was up 15% to a 2.3, while Private Practice jumped 11% from its last original
episode to 2.7. Grey's Anatomy returned
to the air to gain 6% to 3.6.


CBS, which earned a 2.5/7, aired the NCAA Basketball tournament alongside TBS. This
was the highest rating for the Thursday Sweet 6 in 18 years.

NBC followed with a 2.1/6, despite all its primetime
programming seeing growth. Community
was up 6% to 1.8; Parks & Recreation
rebounded from last week's series low to earn a 2.5. Perfect
Couples
,
which will be ejected from its 8:30 p.m. timeslot
on April 14, jumped 33% to a
1.6, while 30 Rock increased 11% to
2.0. Outsourced jumped 7% to 1.5.

The CW aired all repeats to earn 0.5/1.

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