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.

  • cordalera

    ya’ll need to buy the right to the unit for a season 5 and beyond u wont be disappointed

  • Californiadgd

    TBBT was awesome!!!

  • Desperate Houseboy

    i think grey’s will hit above the 4 again.it was a little bir bit shocking even i know what will happen.

  • Philip


  • Philip

    It’s sad that the secret circle is going down cuz of people don’t have time/don’t got the channel that the secret circle goes on, all pirates out there love them!

  • Matto

    wow this is pretty pathetic… GREY’S absolutely DOMINATED Person Of Interest! Greys got a 3.5 and POI got a 2.6 — Greys beat it out by NINE tenths of a point!!! haha take that CBS! Grey’s will ALWAYS be Thursday’s #1 DRAMA not your cheap procedural POI!

  • Jenny

    The secret circle is cancelled. I guess the cw made the decision weeks ago.

  • karin

    GA first drama ,NCIS down,yesssss

  • Devinn Edwards


  • Kami

    I still dont know why they would cancel a show that was adjusted up, The Vampire Diaries ratings arent that much higher that The Secret Circle in their time slot.

  • Jj

    Isn’t it nice that guys between the ages of 18 and 49 have to resort to watching soap operas on prime time tv with their girlfriends or wives. So do you “men” out there pretend that you are McDreamy or McSteamy? Hey ladies, who do you pretend that your “men” are? Hmmmmm?

  • Lis

    Scandal is really a good show so I am surprised it is not doing better. The same goes for Missing. It amazes me that Big Bang Theory does so well when it is such a stupid show!

  • Christy

    I don’t understand why people like The Big Bang Theory so much. It really is a
    dam show. There is no story to it. It’s more a kids show. I tried a few times to
    watch it, but it’s really boring.

  • Christy

    I’m a really big fan of The Mentalist. But when I watched it Thursday, It was
    really upsetting for me. Jane is really going down hill. Next Thursday is even
    worse. He shoots someone. I hope next season he can get himself out of what he’s
    got himself into. And I hope he can get his job back.

  • Bumfuzzled

    Rules should seal the deal for renewal with a 2.7.

    Disappointed with Grey’s. Have the writers been drinking? Lets see- last year a shooting rampage- now a plane crash? Give me a break!

  • kwhy8strm

    I for one am ecstatic that Scandal is being renewed!

  • Me

    Oh Oliver………. Fox continues to put nails in the coffins of CBS and NBC. How many failures have they had? You should learn a lesson from Touch… Get in Touch with whats happening in the real world, not what you think you know. Good Luck with that.

  • REN


  • Dan

    @Matto, Person of Interest isn’t a procedural, you obviously haven’t watched it… and if POI is cheap, then what is Grey’s?

    The only thing out if this that I bothered watching was Awake… sucks that it was up against such good competition, and aired on “shitcom-only” network NBC.

  • Amber

    It will be unfortunate if Missing does not continue. Maybe not enough people were able to get on board from the beginning and enjoy the action/suspense packed ride of this show. Perhaps ABC needs (or needed to) put more into the promotion of the show long before it aired. Because if you were lucky enough to “be on board” from the beginning, this show really provided a thrilling ride and escape. Truly … this show was EXCELLENT – and no doubt the next season would be too if they’d give it a chance (and all the up front support and marketing this type of series will require). This is the first time I’ve gone on line EVER to say, “Please, oh Powers That Be … air this show again ‘cuz I have to know what happens to Becca!!”. And this kind of drama is like great therapy! If there’s no way to change your mind, then pass along my praise and appreciation to those who contributed. A+ for Missing! Cheers.

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