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[01/31/14 - 02:51 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Triumphs Over "American Idol"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, january 30, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 52 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

The Big Bang Theory (8:00) - CBS
19.047 million viewers, #1; 6.617 million adults 18-49 (5.21 rating), #1

The Millers (8:30) - CBS
11.496 million viewers, #2; 3.360 million adults 18-49 (2.65 rating), #3

American Idol (8:00) - FOX
11.424 million viewers, #3; 4.008 million adults 18-49 (3.16 rating), #2

Elementary (10:00) - CBS
10.339 million viewers, #4; 2.474 million adults 18-49 (1.95 rating), #5

Two and a Half Men (9:30) - CBS
8.858 million viewers, #5; 2.515 million adults 18-49 (1.98 rating), #4

The Crazy Ones (9:00) - CBS
8.249 million viewers, #6; 2.421 million adults 18-49 (1.91 rating), #6

Rake (9:00) - FOX
5.237 million viewers, #7; 1.649 million adults 18-49 (1.30 rating), #8

Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular (9:00) - NBC
4.792 million viewers, #8; 2.257 million adults 18-49 (1.78 rating), #7

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
4.084 million viewers, #9; 1.371 million adults 18-49 (1.08 rating), #11

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
3.848 million viewers, #10; 1.349 million adults 18-49 (1.06 rating), #14

The Taste (8:00) - ABC
3.625 million viewers, #11; 1.349 million adults 18-49 (1.06 rating), #13

Parks & Recreation (8:30) - NBC
3.026 million viewers, #12; 1.591 million adults 18-49 (1.25 rating), #9

Community (8:00) - NBC
3.006 million viewers, #13; 1.397 million adults 18-49 (1.10 rating), #10

White Collar (9:00) - USA
2.994 million viewers, #14; 0.966 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #19

Appalachian Outlaws (10:00) - History
2.432 million viewers, #15; 0.977 million adults 18-49 (0.77 rating), #17

The Vampire Diaries (8:00) - CW
2.416 million viewers, #16; 1.357 million adults 18-49 (1.07 rating), #12

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (9:30) - TLC
2.393 million viewers, #17; 1.159 million adults 18-49 (0.91 rating), #15

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (9:00) - TLC
2.008 million viewers, #18; 0.966 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #18

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.865 million viewers, #19; 0.455 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #37

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.803 million viewers, #20; 0.491 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #32

Reign (9:00) - CW
1.616 million viewers, #21; 0.781 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #22

NBA Regular Season: Clippers at Warriors - TNT
1.604 million viewers, #22; 0.954 million adults 18-49 (0.75 rating), #20

Ridiculousness (10:00) - MTV
1.558 million viewers, #23; 1.026 million adults 18-49 (0.81 rating), #16

Under the Gunn (9:00) - Lifetime
1.548 million viewers, #24; 0.472 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #36

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.449 million viewers, #25; 0.546 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #30

King of the Nerds (10:00) - TBS
1.384 million viewers, #26; 0.873 million adults 18-49 (0.69 rating), #21

NBA Regular Season: Cavaliers at Knicks - TNT
1.380 million viewers, #27; 0.726 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #24

Welcome to Myrtle Manor (10:00) - TLC
1.282 million viewers, #28; 0.588 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #28

Impractical Jokers (10:00) - truTV
1.247 million viewers, #29; 0.673 million adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), #25

Mob Wives (10:00) - VH1
1.186 million viewers, #30; 0.756 million adults 18-49 (0.60 rating), #23

Braxton Family Values (9:00) - WE tv
1.126 million viewers, #31; 0.634 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #27

Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal (9:00) - ID
1.123 million viewers, #32; 0.556 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #29

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
1.111 million viewers, #33; 0.434 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #39

College Basketball (9:13) - ESPN
1.048 million viewers, #34; 0.398 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #41

Wild West Alaska (9:00) - Animal Planet
0.990 million viewers, #35; 0.450 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #38

Couples Therapy (9:00) - VH1
0.972 million viewers, #36; 0.641 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #26

Tabloid (10:00) - ID
0.970 million viewers, #37; 0.392 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #43

The Millionaire Matchmaker (9:00) - Bravo
0.898 million viewers, #38; 0.484 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #35

SWV Reunited (10:00) - WE tv
0.872 million viewers, #39; 0.545 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #31

Guinness World Records Unleashed (8:00)* - truTV
0.854 million viewers, #40; 0.390 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #44

Party Down South (10:00) - CMT
0.842 million viewers, #41; 0.485 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #34

Jerks with Cameras (10:30) - MTV
0.800 million viewers, #42; 0.488 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #33

Anger Management (9:30) - FX
0.758 million viewers, #43; 0.398 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #42

Mysteries at the Museum (9:00)* - Travel
0.650 million viewers, #44; 0.258 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #47

Toned Up (10:30)* - Bravo
0.627 million viewers, #45; 0.350 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #45

Toned Up (10:00) - Bravo
0.626 million viewers, #46; 0.408 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #40

Crazy Hearts: Nashville (10:00) - A&E
0.533 million viewers, #47; 0.327 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #46

Mega Shredders (8:00) - Science
0.245 million viewers, #48; 0.092 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #48

How Do They Do It? (10:00)* - Science
0.245 million viewers, #49; 0.092 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #49

The Spoils of Babylon (10:00)* - IFC
0.151 million viewers, #50; 0.083 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #50

Farm Kings (9:00)* - GAC
0.078 million viewers, #51; 0.026 million adults 18-49 (0.02 rating), #52

NFL Turning Point (10:00)* - NBCSN
0.066 million viewers, #52; 0.040 million adults 18-49 (0.03 rating), #51

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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