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.

  • The End


    Terra Nova is dead. Been over half a year since anything was filmed either.

  • Bunny

    NBC ordered 10 pilots and ABC ordered 13


  • Michael

    Gossip Girl, Ringer, Hart of Dixie, and America’s Next Top Model welcomes Secret Circle with open arms to the ever growing, “0.5 Club.”

  • John A

    Is a 2.0 rating on ABC at 10pm good enough for renewel?

  • The End


    NBC Universal also produces Alphas, Eureka, Warehouse 13 too. Speaking about the company on a whole, even though it was Universal Cable Productions. Either way NBC is producing lots of TV, even if its not aired on the NBC channel but instead on other channels it runs like Syfy :)

  • The End

    @John A

    I think so. It’s a bubble show though.

  • Liam

    Wasnt Parks adjusted down too? I seem to remember it being a 1.7 when you reported it earlier and now it’s a 1.6

  • robin

    the only shows that hasn’t hit a .5 on the CW this season is TVD, SPN, and 90210

  • John A

    If u take away the greys lead in it wouldnt do Scandol would flop.

  • OERM

    This week
    PP on Tuesday 2.2
    Scandal on Thursday 2.0

    Wow !!! PP is a fighter even in the worst time slot.
    Scandal with only 2.0 should be moved next year, it’s a waste with such a big lead in.

  • Ready to Go

    I’m on that Harry’s Law @ 9pm bandwagon

  • S.

    @John A

    It’s a bubble show, and I don’t think so. It would be if Scandal was 3 years old. For a new show that was heavily promoted, and the best it can do with the best lead-in ABC can offer is bellow the previous occupant did?

  • John

    Aside from BBT, none of my favorites got adjusted

  • peter

    Scandal will be renewed. If only because it is a huge hit among African Americans. It ranked number 2 in that demographic only behind American Idol and ahead of The Voice, Grey’s Anatomy and other shows.

  • forg

    Woah at Scandal, still at 2.0!

    For CW’s sake, glad TVD didn’t go below 1.0, it’s their only saving grace.

    Poor Touch and Awake!

    Big fall from POI

  • BJH

    Secret Circle may be a lesser cousin of Vampire Diaries, but I find its story and characters more interesting and fun than what I viewed of Hart of Dixie and Ringer (1st years). It’s taken a bit of time, but TSC now seems to have a focus and it’s going strong.

  • Mike


    2 hours of comedy will only be 1 hour of drama taken away

    Already canceled dramas

    Terra Nova

    To be cancelled

    The Finder

    That means they need to pick 4-5 new dramaz which im not sure if they want to do that again

  • robin

    TSC is really getting good just when the ratings start to fall and it’s a shame cause last night’s episode was really good.


  • Mike

    @The End

    LOL i know it was canceled and i was thinking they may bring it back for mid season to save face behind american idol and then they should find better writers with a certain direction they want the show to go in… i dont understand why they didnt have better writers after all that time of production. and the fact that they wanted it to be the next big show they should have put it behind something big like american idol in the first place

  • Bunny

    2 Broke girls arrived in the UK 2 weeks ago and it’s a big hit on e4..

    BBT is also Huge over there

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