TV ratings: 'American Idol' up Thursday, 'Big Bang Theory' rerun in second

american-idol-ratings-3-1-fox.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, March 1, 2012

After a down week last Thursday, "American Idol" won big with its two-hour results show, but even in reruns "The Big Bang Theory" had a strong showing.

Notably, NBC's "Awake" premiere won the 18-49 demographic for the 10 o'clock hour.

FOX naturally nabbed the top spot among total viewers, averaging 18.3 million and a 10.7 rating/17 share in households for the night. CBS (9.5 million, 6.1/10) finished second ahead of NBC (4.7 million, 3.1/5), ABC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX scored a big win with a 5.3 rating. CBS had a 2.1, NBC 1.9, ABC 1.1 and The CW 0.4.

Photo/Video credit: FOX