18 January 2013 8:49 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

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...

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 »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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