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.

  • karin

    Touch toast

  • Roger


  • Tom

    Thursday night is ABC’s best night of TV. I wish more people would check out Missing and Scandal! They are both EXCELLENT!

  • Nadine

    Big Bang Theory is the best show in television. It’s the best show TV has had since The West Wing. It’s been a long, very dry spell. No surprise it’s so popular and irrepressible.

  • ChrisA

    GLAD that ‘Missing’ is in 1.4-1.5 range and it steady. ABC renew it! or at least for the Summer 2013 season.

  • Diana

    Scandal is great so is Awake! Missing is alright too. Doesnt anybody watch Parks and recreation? That show is hilarious with Amy Poehler.

  • photoman

    Secret Circle in Chicago wasn’t on because of the Whte Sox game. It will be on Sunday.. Yea, Big Bang Theory beat American Idol.

  • SJW

    Get a grip. Scandal is a phenomenal show.

  • SJW

    Scandal is going to rock the house. It really is the best new show with kick ass intrigue, who is who and fantastic actors. It deserves to win its time slot. Best of the lot.


    I want Modern Family to crush Big Bang Theory.

    MODERN FAMILY is WAY BETTER than TBBT. Besided MF is an Emmy winner! :D I dont know what’s wrong with the people who watch TBBT, clearly, MF is funnier!


    PARKS & RECREATION is funnier than TBBT!

  • zuzoka

    If ABC renews Missing and Scandal, i will be a happy camper.
    Best new shows of 2012. Hands down. I love them.

  • lanalovessuperman

    So happy TVD did well. That episode rocked. Stefan/Elena, Bonnie/Damon, Klaus/Caroline. It was nice to see old relationships coming back into the show.

  • Angela

    The Secret Circle Needs another season Please!!!

  • Angela

    TBBT is the best comedy!! Parks and rec is just plain stupid!!! So Is modern Family !! Just plain stupid!! TBBT blows them both away!!

  • Angela

    I hope Hart Of Dixie and Nikita get another season as well!!

  • jimmy dean

    Many people have said the Nielsen ratings are a sham worse than madoff

  • Neek

    My hubby and I LOVE Scandal! one of the best shows on tv. hopefully it gets renewed for a bunch more seasons. so smart and exciting to watch.

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