The second night of American Idol's 12th-season
premiere held up well, only dropping a tenth to a 5.6 rating with adults 18-49
from last year's Thursday premiere. It was also down just 7% from Wednesday.
Fox was able to easily grab the Thursday win.
ABC took second with an overall 2.2 rating/6 share. Grey's
Anatomy fell 9% to tie its season-low 2.9 and Scandal was down 7% to
a 2.6. Earlier, Last Resort fell 17% to a 1.0.
CBS came in third with a 1.9/5, even though it aired all
In fourth was NBC with a 1.5/4. New comedy 1600 Penn
shed 25% from its premiere last week to fall to a 1.2, while its lead-in The
Office fell 5% to a 2.1. 30 Rock was down 13% to a 1.3 and Parks and
Recreation returned up 27% in its new time slot to a 1.9.
The CW's The Vampire Diaries returned up a
tenth with 18-49s to a 1.4 and up 33% with 18-34s to a 1.6. The network
finished with a 0.9/2.