TV Ratings Report: An Idol Night

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American Idol suffered a drop in viewers from its Wednesday night premiere, but it still won the ratings race handily...

8 p.m.
American Idol: 22.6 million viewers
The Big Bang Theory: 13.6 million/$#*! My Dad Says: 10.3 million
Wipeout: 8.3 million
Community: 4.7 million/Perfect Couples: 4.2 million
The Vampire Diaries rerun: 1.4 million

9 p.m.
CSI: 14.3 million
Bones: 10.9 million
The Office: 8.3 million/Parks and Recreation: 6.2 million
Grey's Anatomy rerun: 4.7 million
Nikita rerun: 1.5 million

10 p.m.
The Mentalist: 14.7 million
30 Rock: 5.3 million/Outsourced: 3.95 million
Private Practice rerun: 3.3 million

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