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TV Ratings Thursday: 'American Idol' Night 2 Premiere Flat With Last Year, 'Scandal' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Dip + 'Parks & Recreation' Rises to Season High in New Timeslot

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January 18th, 2013

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS UNI NBC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 5.6/15 2.2/6 1.9/5 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.8/15 1.9/6 1.1/3 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.1/3
Total Viewers (million) 16.185 7.211 8.976 3.936 3.890 2.031

 

FOX won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.

On FOX, night 2 of the American Idol premiere earned a 5.6, down four tenths from last night's 6.0 adults 18-49 rating but matching last year's night 2 premiere preliminary rating. Your predictions were still a bit optimistic.

On ABC, Last Resort earned a 1.0, down two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy notched a 2.9, down three tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a 2.6, down two tenths from last week's season high 2.8.

On NBC, 30 Rock earned a 1.3, down two tenths from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation  made its time period premiere  debut with a season-high 1.9, up four tenths from the 1.5 its last original earned.    The Office earned a 2.1, down a tenth from last week's 2.2. 1600 Penn earned a 1.2, down four tenths from last week's 1.6. Rock Center With Brian Williams earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week's 1.1.

On The CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.4, up a tenth from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, January 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 5.6 15 16.19
CBS The Big Bang Theory  -R 3.3 10 11.90
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.4 4 2.91
NBC 30 Rock 1.3 4 3.50
ABC Last Resort 1.0 3 5.01
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.4 6 9.13
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.9 5 3.89
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9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.9 7 8.68
NBC The Office 2.1 5 4.15
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.6 4 9.36
CW The Carrie Diaries -R 0.5 1 1.15
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9:30 PM NBC 1600 Penn 1.2 3 3.04
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.6 7 7.95
CBS Elementary -R 1.4 4 7.05
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.2 3 4.38

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Late night ratings:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/7.

 

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/5.

 

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

 

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

 

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • Adam

    Go VPD and Rarks and Rec!

  • Melissa

    Idol did pretty well.

  • Vasco Silva

    Go Vampire Diaries!

  • Dillan

    That’s amazing for TVD! Decent numbers for TCD repeat, I’m hoping it does okay next week.

  • James

    OUCH, bye 1600 Penn.

  • forg

    still good for Scandal

  • Stefan

    1.4 is pretty good for TVD, especially against AI in its first week of the season.

  • Oliver

    AI benefits from a lack of original TBBT competition, unlike last year.

    Parks got a nice boost. I doubt it will last, though.

    Ouch at 1600 Penn. Is it worth NBC pulling it early? It might be worth supporting P&R or Community rather than this turkey.

    Crappy ratings for TCD, but it’s the third repeat.

  • Tony ^_^

    Not bad for “Idol”…

  • Max

    SCANDAL’S 2.6 compared to REVENGE’S 2.0

    LOL. :)

  • Dan

    Vampire Diaries is doing great as ever, but it seems Carrie Diaries is pretty much dead.

  • Oliver

    *third airing, not repeat.

  • James

    Ouch at 1600 Penn.

  • Cyrax86

    So when is Save Me replacing 1600 Penn?

  • edson

    Still good for Scandal, but I was hoping higher numbers because of the “weak” competition.

  • Kyle

    ABC still doing well with Greys and Scandal. It’s that 8:00 hour that is killing Thursday!

    I loved Last Resort but it just would never fit at the 8pm slot.

  • forg

    And wow at Parks and Recreation!

  • Jamie

    Flat for the Idol night 2 premiere can seem bad but when you look at yesterday’s score, its actually good. Yay, for Parks doing good!

  • MichaelChickless

    Great for P&R, bad for 1600 Penn.

    Ouch, Last Resort is really going down the [torpedo] tubes.

  • Billy

    For all those people who are going to say Idol was not down from last year that is only because CBS was in repeats this year vs. new episodes last year. No way Idol keeps up those numbers against new CBS episodes.

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