Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Office' and 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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April 13th, 2012


The Office, American Idol and the 9PM Big Bang Theory repeat each were adjusted up a tenth while Scandal was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Thursday's preliminary numbers. 

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, April 12, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 4.3/13 15.81
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.8/9 9.72
ABC Missing 1.4/4 7.91
NBC Community 1.4/4 3.09
CW Vampire Diaries - R 0.4/1 1.02
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.7/8 8.46
NBC 30 Rock 1.4/4 2.98
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.1/8 10.21
ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.9/8 8.85
FOX Touch 2.3/6 8.17
NBC The Office 2.2/6 4.39
CW Secret Circle - R 0.3/1 0.86
9:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 2.1/6 7.26
NBC Up All Night 1.5/4 3.12
10:00 ABC Scandal 2.0/6 7.28
CBS Person of Interest - R 1.8/5 8.58
NBC Awake 0.9/2 2.68

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Dillan

    I think “GCB” currently has a better chance of being renewed then “Scandel” does.

    Poor “Ringer”, matching a “Vampire Diaries” repeat.

  • Raykov

    I don’t watch Scandal, but its ratings give me hope that Private Practice has a bigger shot.

  • Steve

    Save Awake, AMC. Those ratings would align with your shows outside of The Walking Dead.

  • Ultima

    @Sara Bibel

    You’re missing the “R” for 2 Broke Girls.

  • Petar

    CBS sitcoms & dramas are really the best right now!

    TBBT is monster and in reruns beat all script shows and POI in rerun almost beat ABC so promote shonda rhymes drama! NBC is not even competition! Only Idol keep FOX strong!

  • GDfriends

    wow…BBT rises even further…

  • Gina

    Oh yeah. NBC is going to cancel Awake for sure now! A 0.9 demo back to back.

    Awake and Harry’s Law are gone on NBC. NBC not giving Harry’s Law another season to falter, nor giving Awake a shot either.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Ultima, repeat now noted.

  • Michael

    Missing!!!!!!!!!!! :( I’m really enjoying this show!

    Scandal is steady!

  • Craig

    I find it both hilarious and depressing that people on here sincerely believe that just because a show has better numbers that it somehow = a better quality show. This isn’t football, people.

    Popularity does not equal quality. If that were the case, we would herald Justin Beiber and Britney Spears as pinnacles of musical artistic accomplishment for our times.

  • Ryan530

    If you notice since TBBT was on broadcast at 9PM last night and TBS at the sametime it killed the TBS one. but a 3.1 plus 0.7 means 3.8 in the 9PM slot if you add the two together. I don’t know how they can not move TBBT to 9PM it always did well at 9:30.

  • SarahL

    TBBT is a monster. I have caught a couple repeats on FX. Not my kind of show, but I can see why people like it.

  • disney rocks

    Parks and Rec return prediction- 2.0 or 2.1 or 1.9.

  • J.G.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if both GCB and Scandal got renewed, but I doubt either would be for full seasons.

  • Ram510

    Funny how Missing has more viewers than Scandal yet it’s way down in the demo.

    Maybe thursday at 8 is just a older skewing time slot for ABC

  • Bobby

    At least Scandal remained steady and didn’t drop off a lot like Missing did. Hopefully it remains this way for the episodes left.

  • jon

    Awake is boring as hell Missing is amazing

  • sara

    So much for scandal being up..

  • Fourat

    Great for touch sorry for missing … Who cares about awake (stupide show)

  • Beckham

    I was reading the other thread and boy do peopleseemto be passionate about their opinion. Though its not a bad thing. I’m an avid POI fan ( though not as much as Petar but the comedy block did good. Not great but good. Obviously BBT looks to do well at. 9 PM. Dont know about 2BG though. It did ok I guess. But like someone else said ( I forgot who) CBS first needs to find a good show to pair win BBT as Rules is doing ok. I say leave 2BG on Monday to anchor the comedy block there. Now CBS has to decide whether they want to let their hit freshman drama grow and let it become their next franchise, maybe even reaching CSI and NCIS calibars or go for the ratings domination on Thursdays. Decisions, decisions…. Good thing none of us work for CBS!!! But remember this stuff isn’t written in stone…. CBS hasn’t made the decision yet…. They could go with the comedy block or could not…… By the way…when will CBS announce what they will decide to do??.

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