American Idol - Beaten By A Repeat! American Idol Embarrassed By Big Bang Theory In Thursday Ratings

Subscribe to American Idol alerts

You know you’re in trouble in the ratings when you get beaten out by a repeat – ok, a repeat of a hugely popular show, but a repeat nonetheless; let’s not forget either, you’re supposed to be a hugely popular show too, so what’s going wrong? That’s what American Idol producers must be asking themselves after it was revealed that they’d been trumped last night (April 18, 2013) by a re-show of a Big Bang Theory episode on CBS.

The Fox reality singing contest has been struggling for viewers since it returned for yet another season earlier in the Spring, however it had been improving again in recent weeks, only to have the wind knocked out of it last night when it was revealed that Big Bang Theory had scored bigger adult demographic ratings last night. Let’s not get too down in the mouth about Idol, it still took 11.9 million viewers and a 2.9 rating among adults aged 18-49, but it shouldn’t be being eclipsed by a repeat. That’s what happened, with an 8pm encore of BBT scoring 11.2 million viewers but a 3.0 rating, while a 9pm edition took 10.8 million viewers but a 3.2 rating.

Both of these, it should be noted, are doing much better than NBC’s new drama Hannibal, which suffered a calamitous 18% drop in ratings last night, falling to 3.5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. Ouch.

Nicki Minaj
It's not been going well for Nicki Minaj and the American Idol team this year



Tags: American Idol

Subscribe to American Idol alerts

More American Idol

Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell to 'American Idol' Family

'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and...

Carrie Underwood Is "Really Excited" But Still Feels "Kind Of Weird" About Pregnancy

Carrie Underwood announced she was pregnant at the beginning of September but the former American Idol contestant still can't believe she's going to be a...

Randy Jacksons Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce After 18 Years Of Marriage

Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences. Randy...

American Idol Finalist Josh Gracin Checks Into Hospital Following Suicidal Facebook Post

The Season 2 finalist posted a concerning message on his Facebook account on Friday, which caused worried relatives to contact the local police who were...


Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death

In the days after the death of American Idol alum Michael Johns, his sudden passing was thought to be the result of a blood clot....

Friends, Family And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Death Of "American Idol" Alum Michael Johns

Friday saw the unexpected death of Michael Johns, a Perth-born musician, best known outside of Australia for his 2007 appearance on American Idol. He was...

American Idol Winner's Album Out In August, But Will It Succeed?

Caleb Johnson won’t be following in the footsteps of previous American Idol winners. Johnson, who was crowned as the season 13 victor this past May,...

'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season

American Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all be returning to the 14th season of American Idol, Fox announced on...



American Idol Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on American Idol

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All