Ratings: Rake Holds Steady Vs. Winter Olympics

rake_sc48_243Fox’s Rake pulled off the improbable this Thursday night, holding steady in the demo — with a 1.1 rating — opposite the mighty Winter Olympics.

In total viewers, the freshman drama dipped just 6 percent, to 4 million.

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Opening Fox’s night, American Idol (9.9 mil/2.9) dipped 11 percent and two tenths week-to-week.

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NBC’s aforementioned Olympics coverage on Thursday averaged 22.9 mil and a 5.9 — up from Wednesday but off 9 and 17 percent from the comparable night in Vancouver 2010.

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ABC’s penultimate The Taste (3 mil/0.9) shed a few eyeballs and a tenth in the demo.