Thursday Final Ratings:'The Big Bang Theory', 'American Idol', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Mentalist', Adjusted Up; 'Secret Circle','Scandal' Adjusted Down

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May 4th, 2012


The Big Bang Theory, American Idol, Vampire Diaries, Missing, The Mentalist and Grey's Anatomy were each adjusted up a tenth, while Touch, Secret Circle, was adjusted down a tenth and Scandal was adjusted down two tenths  among adults 18-49 versus Thursday's preliminary numbers.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, May 3, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.7/16 13.91
FOX American Idol 4.0/13 15.56
NBC Community 1.4/5 3.20
ABC Missing 1.2/4 6.32
CW Vampire Diaries 1.2/4 2.54
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 2.7/8 8.88
NBC 30 Rock 1.4/4 3.04
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.3/9 9.24
CBS Person of Interest 2.5/7 13.27
NBC The Office 2.3/7 4.44
FOX Touch 2.0/6 6.72
CW Secret Circle 0.5/2 1.23
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7/5 3.26
10:00 CBS The Mentalist 2.5/7 12.94
ABC Scandal 1.9/5 6.69
NBC Awake 0.7/2 2.15

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

  • Michael

    Woohoo go Vampire Diaries!

  • Tommy

    I was so excited to see 0.6 next to “The Secret Circle” this morning :(

  • Aerilyn

    Nooooo, TSC you were at least supposed to stay at a 0.6 However, you didn’t lose your audience which is still a plus I guess.

    Anyway, praying the CW renews TSC for a 2nd season. They can’t let this show go, not after it has become sooo good!

  • Pete

    Damn for TSC

    Oh well its ratings are still much higher than last week. I expect a 0.6 or 0.7 for definite next week for the finale as most finales get higher ratings.

  • darius

    How can u go down from 2.4 to 2.5??????????!!!!!!!!

  • Dillan

    SC had same number of viewers, but was adjusted down.. how does that work? I still think it will be renewed.

    Glad VD went up.

  • Kate

    Still hoping that TSC is renewed over the other shows that have yet to be picked up.

  • Allison

    Bad!Bad! Bad! News for Scandal 1.9 Very Bad! No matter how much publicity it gets it just cant bring in the ratings.

  • Michael

    Yeyyy at TSC.

    HoD will have season 2, now it’s sure.

  • The End

    Serves me right backing Missing for renewal knowing the ratings were dire. They now have become even worse than before.

    I’ll hold off on pointless optimism on prediction polls for now lol.

  • Common Anomaly

    Mentalist from 2.4 to 2.5 is down?

  • Robbie Bishop

    The Mentalist went up…

  • Jack

    Awake :(

  • forg

    So The Big Bang Theory ties American Idol performance show this week in 18-49

  • rob60990

    Scandal will still probably be back but yikes.

  • Petar

    come on……………..PoI past 13million and no UP….not fair! Give this show next season big lead-in in demo and watch out what beast will be!!!!!!!

  • Aerilyn

    I hope the CW still renews TSC despite its recent ratings. The show has been one of their stronger series the entire season up until its most recent hiatus! And the show itself has only gotten soooo much better since the beginning. So, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they renew it.

  • Pete

    @ Aerilyn

    Exactly TSC scored SIX consecutive 0.7s up until before the recent hiatus and for some reason HOD fans seem to like to ignore that. Its deluded

  • Lexie

    Wow! Scandal is doing worse than any Private Practice episode ever did on a Thursday. There’s no way to justfy cutting PP’s season now. PP gets better ratings with little promotion. Scandal has been hyped by ABC and Shonda and still gets low ratings. Yay for Private Practice!

  • Tony ^_^

    Scandal is still pretty steady. A 0.1 drop after four (??) consecutive 2.0’s isn’t that bad.

    The Secret Circle is now in trouble. I think The CW will either cancel it or renew it and move it to another night (Friday if Nikita is cancelled. Otherwise I don’t see where else it would go). Because either way, The CW is going to launch a new show after The Vampire Diaries this Fall.

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