Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Idol', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Office', 'Secret Circle', 'Grey's' Adjusted Up; 'Touch', 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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May 11th, 2012


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

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, May 10, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.4 15 13.720
FOX American Idol 4.0 13 15.620
NBC Community 1.4 5 2.990
ABC Missing 1.1 4 6.370
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.2 4 2.530
8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement 2.7 9 8.770
NBC 30 Rock 1.5 5 2.920
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.5 10 9.820
CBS Person Of Interest 2.6 7 12.960
NBC The Office 2.3 6 4.490
FOX Touch 1.9 5 6.840
CW The Secret Circle 0.6 2 1.280
9:30PM NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7 5 3.420
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 2.4 7 12.620
ABC Scandal 1.9 6 6.430
NBC Awake 0.9 2 2.510

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

  • buttondiet

    Don’t jump for joy yet TSC fans, a 0.6 in the first season’s finale is nothing to brag about.

  • A

    90210 got renewed with 0.6 demo. So Secret Circle is safe. And when you look at the overall season ratings since September, it will def. have a second shot.

  • Dan

    For cw’s current standards, I think it is. If anything, it will be moved to Fridays and given the same treatment as Nikita.

  • Brittney


    I’d jump for joy if it wasn’t the season finale. I’m just glad it was adjusted upward.

  • Garrett

    Community does awesome for what it goes up against!

  • John A

    Not that i care Scandal is doing better than GCB. But neither should be renewed as they are both below a 2.0 even PP wasnt doing this bad.

  • Pete

    @ A


    After 6 consecutive 0.7s/0.8s in February – March and now ending with a respectable 0.6 its a clear shoe in for a renewal and anyone who thinks otherwise just wants to see it fail.

    NO show will ever keep TVD audience

  • rob60990

    CW just picked up 5 dramas.

  • SteveO

    @John A, yeah I see your point. But I dont see ABC canceling both. Ideally, they’d do Sundays: Once Upon a Time, Devious Maids, GCB

  • SteveO

    CW canceling Secret Circle, Nikita, Ringer, Hart of Dixie. Final season to Gossip Girl.

  • Jen

    Yey for TVD! Truly incredible season finale. Also, shouldn’t it be above Missing in the table?

  • Bee

    YAY grey’s! next week should easily be 4.0 and above. the question is how high will it go :) so exciting! though i’m dreading the episode because of what’ll happen.

    and scandal may have the bigger lead-in, but RETENTION DOESN’T MATTER. hasn’t that always been one of the golden rules? because if it did, happy endings should’ve been outta here before the fall even ended when it was getting low 3.0s and sometimes even high 2.0s out of modern family and its high 5.0s. when it comes down to numbers, scandal trumps GCB and body of proof. it’s a freshman series and with a 2.0 premiere, it should be dead in the water. but 5 episodes later and it’s still just a tick below. that audience is holding on tight. ABC just needs to get the word out.

    touch definitely looks like it’ll end before a 3rd season.

    is it too little, too late for the secret circle to save itself?

  • Brittney


    Doubt they’d cancel all 4. That’d leave them basically no backup plans and not enough programming to fill all their hours, especially since Cult and Beauty and the Beast are rumored to have cable model episode orders.

  • Andrea

    Scandal has to be the hottest

    , most intriguing show on TV. Luv it. Please keep it going

  • Aerilyn

    OMG! So happy that TSC adjusted UP for its season finale. It was such a fantastic season finale too, and what they set up for the possible Season 2 is just incredible!

    I hope with this it gets renewed. Cult is supposedly a mid-season show (13 eps), so I’m hoping TSC can still be renewed given CW’s recent pick ups.

  • josh

    Hope TM will rise next week.

  • ron

    BBT was great last nigth, im so happy for TSC let hope it gets renewed

  • Faerie


    There Will Definitely Be A Season 2! ;-D

  • landale

    I think it’s too little too late for the Secret Circle. With the CW picking up 5 new dramas and the news it has renewed Nikita I don’t see where they have room for it. I won’t miss it as it got really bad as the season went on, of course I actually liked Ringer so what do I know?

  • Aerilyn

    @landale I couldn’t disagree with you more. The season only get BETTER as it went along. Especially the last 7 or so episodes leading up the finale. I am so hoping it gets renewed!

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