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.

  • Joe

    Touch should be cancelled

  • SavhCaro

    Still waiting for an explaination: if the coveted demographic is 18-49 MALES…….you expect me to believe that more MEN watch Grey’s Anatomy the Person of Interest? They must be watching it in a closet somewhere, hiding.
    When do we get the DVR #s?




    i know lots of people who like to watch secret circle outside US.

  • Ulonda Goode

    Very confusing … The rating share for Scandal is 1.9 but it has over 6 million viewers . Most shows would kill for that many people tuning in. Why is that not good enough? Please explain?

  • Holly

    @Ulonda Goode,

    First of all, 6 million viewers is not impressive for broadcast. Second, money is made based on the 18-49 demo, so that’s the rating that really matters for renewal/cancellation decisions

  • shantel

    WOW !!!! I liked “Secret Circle” !!! I was ready for the next season..I think they should bring it back and see how it goes because this season ended good !!! I’m ready to see what happens when the rest of the “Blackwell children” get to Chance Habor …I hope they choose to bring it back !!!

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