TV Ratings Report: Vampire Diaries Returns Strong, American Idol Remains Flat

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Night two of the American Idol premiere dropped by nine percent in its overall viewership last night compared to its Wednesday opener, while The Vampire Diaries returned to a slight uptick in both total households and the key 18-49-year old demographic.

Read on for a full Thursday night ratings rundown...

Idol Judging Team

8 p.m.
American Idol: 16.2 million viewers
The Vampire Diaries: 2.9 million
The Big Bang Theory rerun: 11.9 million/Two and a Half Men rerun: 9.1 million
Last Resort: 5 million

9 p.m.
Grey's Anatomy: 8.6 million
The Office: 4.1 million/1600 Penn: 3 million
Person of Interest rerun: 9.3 million
The Carrie Diaries rerun: 1.1 million

10 p.m.
Scandal: 8 million
Elementary rerun: 7 million
Rock Center with Brian Williams: 4.3 million

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