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.

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  • Paul Ausgewahlt

    I love the Big Bang Theory, but I find it ridiculous that four times the people watch a repeat of it over a brand new, brilliantly written, Community.

  • Malcom

    I wish that Missing would have been a summer show, it’d have a good chance to come back with those kind of numbers, though there’s no guarantee it’d pull those numbers in the summer. The amount of viewers is consistent, which is good, but that rating just won’t go up. :( I dunno if ABC will bring it back with that rating, even if it’s in a really tough time slot. Maybe if it were closer to a 2, but that sucks for the show. It really is very good.

  • Rebecca

    Alright, upon second viewing of this week’s Community (on hulu today) I like the episode better now, lol (thought it was too weird on Thursday night, maybe I wasn’t “ready” to see it at that time). I still don’t like the Dr. Spacetime stuff, but maybe because I’m just not into Dr. Who. Everything else: fantastic IMO. And Touch…it feels like a chore sometimes to watch, but overall it’s great and I’m never sorry I watched it. Feels like it should be on later, though…same with PoI (which I don’t watch). To me, the first two hours of prime time on weeknights (at least Mon – Thurs) feel like they should be for sitcoms and reality shows (I don’t watch reality shows, but others do), with everything after it (up until the local news and the late night talk shows) as dramas and procedurals…unless there are more dramas on TV (or hour long shows, anyway) than comedies so there is nowhere else to schedule them.

  • Kristen

    That’s sad, I love Awake!

  • zuzoka

    I’m rooting for Missing & Scandal to get renewed. Both deserve a second season. And the ratings seem steady so that’s good news.

  • Valerie

    PP did still better than Scandal on this time slot.

  • allenjames

    My be if American Idol had more Mexicans on they have more viewers What you think J-low you save the wrong person u bunch of dummies.

  • I like this show


    100% agree POI is great only new show of the season i’ve been watching. NBC is beyond stupid. NBC must have blew their entire advertising budget on that stupid Smash show. Had ZERO idea P&R was returning this week. Putting on at 9:30 is the worst time for it because im not missing POI to watch it. FU NBC.

  • S.

    Comparing Scandal to PP is only unfair to PP. It’s comparing a five year old show that barely got any promotion from the network, they didn’t even promote the new time slot after the last airing in the old one, with a show that had tons of promotion from the network.

    Scandal, being a novelty, and with all the promotion it got should have been doing better than a 5 year old show in the middle of a story arc, Mason and the mother that took 8 episodes to long to die, that most PP viewers are not enthused about. It should least as started as high, or higher than GCB. It had a better lead-in.

  • Lamdog

    In a sane world: How does Scandal outperforms Awake?

  • Fantasia

    Ever since TVD broke up Elena/Stefan for Delena, the show’s ratings have dropped significantly. I hope the show opens its eyes.

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