Fox Takes Third Thursday Of Sweeps
Fox grabbed its first Thursday sweeps win last night with a double dose of American Idol. A two-hour episode of the show boosted Fox past CBS, which won the first two Thursdays of the February sweeps. Idol averaged a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., jumping 8% week to week in the demo. It grew from a 3.8 in its first hour to a 4.0 in its second. But CBS still had the night’s top-rated show, The Big Bang Theory, which averaged a 5.4 at 8 p.m.