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Saturday February 28, 2009 12:24 am

Thursday Ratings: Idol Disrupts the Evening

Despite hitting season-low audience numbers, a delayed episode of American Idol was still a nuisance for Thursday’s nights staples.

Kung Fu Panda8pm

  • (7.1/19 in 18-49) raised 20.7 million viewers.
  • (12.3 million, 4.0/11) took a 1.4 million hit.
  • (6.8 million, 1.9/5) lost 900,000.
  • NBC’s Kung Fu Panda special (1.4/4) entertained 4 million; (3.4 million, 1.5/4) plummeted by 1.7 million.
  • * (2.1 million, 0.7/2) was down a few notches.

Read More | TV by the Numbers

9pm

  • (17.8 million, 4.3/11 in 18-49) did better against a Grey‘s repeat.
  • (9.9 million, 4.3/11) picked up 3.3 million thanks to Idol.
  • * (6.8 million, 2.2/6) fell by 8.6 million.
  • * (5.3 million, 2.4/6) gave up 500,000; (6.3 million, 2.9/7) added on 1.5 million.
  • * (1.9 million, 0.8/2) did about the same.

10pm

  • (11.7 million, 2.9/8 in 18-49) grew by 500,000.
  • (8.7 million, 3.4/9) climbed by 1.3 million.
  • * (4.7 million, 1.6/4) sunk by 6.7 million.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Thursday’s ratings here.)

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