Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy', '30 Rock' Adjusted Up; 'Touch', 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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May 18th, 2012


American Idol and Grey's Anatomy were  adjusted up two tenths, 30 Rock and the Big Bang Theory repeat were adjusted up one, tenth., Touch  and Scandal were adjusted down one tenth among adults 18-49 versus Thursday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, May 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 4.4/15 16.40
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.5/9 8.49
ABC Missing (Series Finale) 1.3/4 6.53
NBC Community 1.3/5 2.97
CW Perez Hilton All Access 0.3/1 0.80
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (Season Finale) 2.1/7 7.17
NBC 30 Rock (Season Finale) 1.4/4 2.84
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Season Finale) 4.1/11 11.44
CBS Person of Interest (Season Finale) 2.5/7 13.47
FOX Touch 1.7/5 6.02
NBC Community 1.3/4 2.61
CW Vampire Diaries - R 0.2/1 0.60
9:30 NBC Community (Season Finale) 1.3/4 2.48
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (Season Finale) 2.5/7 13.09
ABC Scandal (Season Finale) 2.3/7 7.33
NBC Awake 0.7/2 2.10

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

  • rob60990

    Scandal premiered to a 2.0 and Revenge has NEVER been below a 2.0.

  • Kyle

    Scandal is LEAD IN DEPENDENT. PERIOD. Max look at the FACTS.

    Revenge still does 2.0+ even with a 1.9 lead in. Also if Scandal was such a hit and ABC really believed in it why not move it? Because ABC knows it will fall if it is moved.

    I don’t watch either show though but I am just pointing out facts.

  • Fringe Fan

    I’m a massive Kiefer fan (must have seen 24 all the way through five or six times now) but even I don’t think that Touch really deserved the renewal. It’s a good show with an interesting concept but for whatever reason, it’s just not working well enough. I kinda feel like it would have been a mercy to let it end with season one rather than drag it through a second season’s worth of lower and lower ratings on Friday before the inevitable axe falls. At the very least that would ensure that Kiefer was finally free to start the 24 movie they delayed this year.

    That said, I’d have preferred Alcatraz get the renewal over Terra Nova. Both shows were shaky to begin with and gradually got better as the season progressed but I reckon Alcatraz had a lot more potential for a long run, if given more. Alcatraz > Touch > Terra Nova, in my opinion.

  • Petar

    What is going on? what is this batle Scandal VS Revenge? Or for what?
    They are on the same network revenge will get good lead-in- once and scandal will stay after grey vs new show elementary and stuoed nbc. So it’s stuped batle.

  • Max

    @All the folks with the “REVENGE has never been below a 2.0″

    …just wait until this coming week. :P

  • Mike


    The lowest Scandal rating is a 1.9

  • Ken

    Community had its funniest episodes since the fall, but the ratings did not reflect that

  • rob60990

    Wow so Revenge MAY hit below a 2 against the biggest finale of the year. Scandal would hit a 1.5 and that’s with Grey’s lead-in. :D

  • Petar

    and yet revenge is number 2 10pm ABC drama. With 22 ep. scansal with 7 or something.

    ps but i agree that plot is for 1 season! I really dont see how they will develop second season for revenge.

  • John A

    Greys should have done a 2 hr finale. I dont know why ABC gave up doing that.

  • Petar

    @John A

    Greys start with 2 hour and already is 24 ep. Dramas are between 22-24 ep a season! I guess that is what cantract say.

  • MoHasanie

    @John A

    I think they had a 2 hour premiere. One two hour episode is enough per season!

  • Ram510

    I’m sure Scandal will do better in the fall as will almost every other show (Community?). It will be fun to see what happens

  • GARY

    Go Scandal!!!!!!! I see you soon!!!!

  • Deidre

    Wow, but in a bad way Wow.

    Can someone please tell me the reason Lexie is dead? i mean in a story point of view, so Mer will now be dark and twisty again with a new member in the club call Mark?

    So that was a plain with no flight plan,radio, no cell-phone,and from the writers from lost
    A really bad chief in the hospital who doesn’t called the doctors to se who the surgery went.

    Too much screen time wasted on april/callie/Miranda (sorry but true)

    So the new BANG in the season finale is that there was NO BANG, Lexie died in the first 20 min, but i don’t know why (maybe cuz Shonda loves to play with “suspense”) i was waiting for her to move her fingers and Arizona dying in that same moment.

    This episode remind me why i’ve stop watching greys for the past two seasons, i know we can’t never have season 2, but at least something close that’s all i’m asking.

  • dazzag

    missing was amazing but it sucks big time it ended on a cliffhanger and its been axed they should bring it back as a summer show or at least a few eps to finish the story

  • Jane

    @MoHasanie, Grey’s had to face a strong CSI every week, so I wouldn’t underestimate the competition it had.

  • Gabe

    Why do Networks even bother with Perez? He didn’t help Glee or the CW.

  • MoHasanie


    True, but CSI was always more old skewing than Grey’s, and towards the end of its time in the Thursday 9pm time slot, it wasn’t really that much competition.

  • salim

    is greys the only drama to hit over 4.0 this year so far, or has ncis hit above 4.0s this year??

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