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IDOL, SEASON FINALES TOPS ON THURSDAY

May 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The penultimate results episode of this season’s American Idol attracted 21.16 million viewers Thursday night. The Fox talent show easily outdistanced every other show in the Nielsen ratings for the night, but some season finales on CBS also drew impressive numbers. At 8:00 p.m., the season finale of The Big Bang Theory posted 11.12 million viewers. It was followed at 8:30 p.m. by Rules of Engagement, which faded out for the season with 8.79 million viewers. A two-hour season finale of The Mentalist took over first place at 9:00 p.m. with an average viewer count of 13.76 million. Meanwhile, that promised performance of Aerosmith on next week’s American Idol closer now appears unlikely. Although judge Steven Tyler had been promising an appearance of his group on the finale, band member Joe Perry said on Thursday that they had never been formally invited by the show’s producers.