Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Awake' & 'Missing' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' & 'Parks and Recreation' Adjusted Down

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April 20th, 2012


American Idol, Grey's Anatomy, Awake and Missing repeat each were adjusted up a tenth while Scandal and Parks and Recreation were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Thursday's preliminary numbers. 

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, April 19, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 4.0 13 14.990
CBS The Big Bang Theory  -R 2.5 9 9.290
ABC Missing 1.4 4 7.230
NBC Community 1.3 5 2.770
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.210
8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.2 7 7.570
NBC 30 Rock 1.5 5 3.060
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.3 9 9.820
NBC The Office 2.2 6 4.350
FOX Touch 2.1 6 7.320
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.5 4 8.810
CW The Secret Circle 0.5 1 1.140
9:30PM NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7 5 3.460
10:00PM ABC Scandal 2.0 6 7.210
CBS The Mentalist -R 1.5 4 8.240
NBC Awake 0.9 2 2.800

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

  • Michael

    Good for Awake lol.

  • Ryan78

    Scandal stayed steady. Pretty impressive.

  • Dillan

    No adjustements for TVD or TSC :(

    LOL at Scandal being adjusted down, again.

  • Me

    VD didn’t go up so now I wonder if Supernatural will get .6 or .7

  • S.

    So Scandal with a better lead-in than the last PP episodes that scored 2.1 (3.1 & 3.0)still doesn’t manage to beat PP.

  • MattM

    Yay Missing, dammit Parks and Rec. :(

    Missing should be ahead of Community on the table btw.

  • Dan

    Ringer – 0.5 1.2 million viewers
    The Secret Circle – 0.5 1.140

    Ringer wasn’t the lowest show on The CW this week!

  • Marzel

    Good for grey’s! I can see season 9 coming! :)

  • Naemeth


    Awake is still deader than dead.

  • Dennis

    lol at the Vampire Diaries :) :)

    …Community is still getting a 4th season so I don’t care about its ratings :) :)

  • Dillan


    I’m pretty sure that’s because it was the final for Ringer and The CW aired many, many promos for it.

  • Michael

    Me, what does TVD being down have any impact on today’s line-up?

  • Chris

    Sad that TVD didn’t adjust up. Last night’s episode was amazing. I loved the twisted ending. Claire Holt is amazing in her portrayal as Rebekah.

  • moli

    Damn.. why does Parks always seem to get adjusted down?

  • MattM


    Neither does the rest of America apparently.

  • Dennis

    Looking at that table, Missing seems to be the only one certain to get cancelled :) lol

  • Dennis

    ..and Awake of course

  • Mark

    I have no idea what ABC is going to do with all of their comedies but I would do this with their dramas:

    10pm – Devious Maids

    10pm – Castle

    10pm – Revenge

    8pm – Last Resort
    9pm – Grey’s Anatomy
    10pm – Scandal

    8pm – Once Upon A Time
    9pm – Beauty and the Beast
    10pm – GCB

    Americana or Scruples (only 1 will get picked up)
    Gilded Lillies
    Private Practice

  • Jack

    Oh Touch!

  • John A

    Still Tvd and SC will rise next week. The break probably didnt help.

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