RATINGS RAT RACE: 'Grey's Anatomy' Soars With Musical Episode, 'Mobbed' Solid

Singing was king last night as both American Idol and the musical episode of Grey’s Anatomy scored big in the ratings.

ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (4.8/12, 12.7 million) was up from last week by a whopping 30% in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers, despite its lead-in, Wipeout (1.9/8), falling 17% to tie its season low. Not much of a Grey’s bump for Private Practice (2.7/7), which was up only 4% from last week.

American Idol’s result show (6.7/10, 22 million) was also up from last week, by 5% in 18-49 and 3% in total viewers. Howie Mandel’s new flash mob reality special for Fox Mobbed (3.8/10) drew the largest audience and posted the highest retention for a reality show following Idol in two years.

CBS’ series were down across the board. The Big Bang Theory (3.6/12) was down 5% from its last original on March 10 for a season low. Rules of Engagement (2.3/7) was down 18%, also for a season low. CSI (2.8/7) was down 10%, The Mentalist (2.8/7) down 3%. NBC aired only one original, comedy Perfect Couples (1.0/3) at 8:30 PM, which was down 38% from last week, when it had an original lead-in, to post a series low.

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