Idol Slides To Lowest Level Ever
Things aren't getting any better for Fox's American Idol. On Thursday it matched its series low with only 11.28 million viewers. The results episode at 8:00 p.m. was easily beaten by CBS's The Big Bang Theory with 16.79 million viewers in the first half of the hour and by CBS's Two and a Half Men with 13.58 million in the second half of the hour. Both CBS shows also dominated in the key 18-49 age group. On Wednesday, Idol drew its smallest audience for a performance episode -- 11.84 million viewers. Yet that was good enough to beat shows on the other networks, althoughCBS's Survivor challenged it with 9.14 million viewers at 8:00 p.m. and ABC's Modern Family and CBS's Criminal Minds did so with about 10.6 million viewers earch at 9:00 p.m. ABC's How to Live with Your Parents got off to a strong start at 9:30 p.m. with 8.36 million viewers.