NBC’s Thursday comedies were not laughing as American Idol returned to the mix this week.
Community (with 3.2 million viewers and a 1.1 rating), Parks and Recreation (3.1 mil/1.2) and Sean Saves the World (2.7 mil/0.8) each shed some viewers while falling 20 percent in the demo, while The Michael J. Fox Show (2 mil/0.6) tumbled 35 percent in audience and 40 percent in the demo, hitting a series low.
Parenthood (4 mil/1.2), come 10 o’clock, ticked down just a tenth.
As for Idol itself, it drew 13.4 million viewers and a 3.9 rating, down 12 and 17 percent from Night 1, down 19 and 32 percent versus last season’s second outing and marking a series low for a Night 2.
Over on ABC, The Taste (3.2 mil/0.9) dropped 31 percent in the demo versus Idol. At 10 pm, a Shark Tank rerun (3.6 mil/1.2) doubled the demo rating that The Assets last pulled.
The CW’s broadcast of the Critics Choice Movie Awards did 2 mil and a 0.4, inching up in audience but down sharply in the demo from 2013.
Trailing only Idol, a Big Bang repeat drew Thursday’s second-best audience (11.9 mil) and rating (2.9).