Thursday Final Ratings: 'Idol', 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Mentalist' & 'Missing' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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April 27th, 2012


American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist and Missing were 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 26, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.1 13 12.650
FOX American Idol 4.0 12 14.870
NBC Community 1.4 4 3.210
ABC Missing 1.4 4 6.980
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1 3 2.220
8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.5 7 8.170
NBC 30 Rock 1.6 5 3.470
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.3 9 9.450
CBS Person Of Interest 2.4 6 12.730
NBC The Office 2.1 6 4.170
FOX Touch 1.9 5 6.430
CW The Secret Circle 0.5 1 1.150
9:30PM NBC Parks and Recreation 1.6 4 3.170
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 2.2 6 12.030
ABC Scandal 2.0 6 6.860
NBC Awake 0.8 2 2.210

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

  • Robyn

    Scandal still doing solidly.

  • Aerilyn

    I hope next week TVD and TSC start going back UP and isn’t preempted anywhere!

    Both shows are on a roll as they head for their season finales, and TSC really deserves better. It had become such an amazing show right now. I have confidence in it’s renewal though. I have my fingers crossed!

  • Matto

    NOOOOO Scandal :( why is it always adjusted down when stupid shows like TVD r adj. up??? #verydisgraceful -.-

  • hubertwentland5

    not a fan of tvd, I’m happy though.

  • Sara

    Good for TVD, bad for TSC.. lower than HoD, even with the best lead-in.. its certainly on the bubble now

  • Matto

    …..Greys is still a monster though! ;) :) Y YOU KNOW a show is good in the ratings when it gets mid – high 3’s every week and only 8-10MV :D

  • Dillan

    Yay for TVD. Really wished TSC was adjusted up. It really doesn’t deserve these ratings. The show is very good. Still certain it’s going to be renewed.

  • rob60990

    YES Grey’s steady with last week with increased competition. :D

    Gotta give Missing props for being consistent. ;)

  • kyle

    That audience for Scandal is the audience Awake deserves. America makes the wrong decisions on great tv shows yet again.

  • The End

    Touch Pilot: 12.01 million
    Touch Episode 2: 11.81 million
    Touch Episode 7: 6.430 million

    Already shed almost 50 percent of its audience in 7 episodes. I’m predicting below 6 million soon at this rate. Shame as I like this show.

  • Bunny

    Good for BBT and CBS!
    NBC could have been in the same position if they have not given up on multi-cams! I doubt Friends, Frasier,Will and Grace and Seinfeld would have been successful if they were single-cam..IMO

  • Sid

    I can’t believe I’m gonna say this but at this point, maybe HoD should get the pity freshman renewal and NIKITA should get another try on Fridays…

  • rob60990

    The Secret Circle is so pathetic. Can’t even hold half of the Vampire Diaries lead-in and lost to 90210 this week.

  • Jenny

    The Secret Circle got 45% retention out of TVD. Jesus that’s bad!

    I don’t like Scandal adjusting down every week either, but TVD is the better show imo.

  • JQ

    Was kind of scared TVD might drop below a 1.0 with the Chicago preemption, but glad to see it’s up instead. Hopefully it can rise the last 2 episodes as well. Sucks for TSC, just as the show has started to get good for me the ratings are dropping.

  • Sid

    I’m really hoping SCANDAL can keep it up, Kerry W. is fantastic and the show is really good!

  • HB

    Wow.TVD got adjusted up? Phew.I was scared it might go below 1.0
    Now lets get back on getting 1.2 from next week,TVD.

  • Joseph

    BTW ,
    We have Cable numbers in so please take into consideration that the NFL Draft had really nice numbers last night
    NFL Draft via ESPN – 3.3 & 6.661
    NFL Draft via NFL – .7 & 1.437
    So total
    4.0 & 8.1 , that aint bad :)

  • tvfreak

    I’m sick of Idol always going up…but at least Missing can always be counted on to go up too! :D

  • Wright

    TVD and TSC are both great shows. I hope TSC gets the recognition and 2nd season renewal it deserves SOON!!!

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