Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; 'Glee' Adjusted Down

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January 25th, 2013

American Idol was adjusted up a tenth while Glee was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 5.2/14 15.65
CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) - R 3.2/9 11.49
NBC 30 Rock 1.4/4 3.81
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.71
ABC Last Resort - Series Finale 1.2/3 5.48
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9PM) -R 2.2/6 8.52
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7/5 3.94
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 3.0/8 9.01
FOX Glee 2.6/7 6.79
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 2.0/5 4.19
CBS Person of Interest - R 1.9/5 10.01
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.7/2 1.79
9:30 NBC 1600 Penn (9:31-10:01PM) 1.3/3 3.28
10:00 ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM)- R 1.7/5 5.57
CBS Elementary - R 1.5/4 7.89
NBC Rock Center 0.8/2 3.72

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Shepherd


    That was in response to your first post.
    “I don’t think the phrase “all the networks had repeats” means what you think it means.”

  • tara

    Do your thing BATB. Beasties will continue to support! Im so happy I stayed with it. Its become such a wonderful cute show.

  • Dan

    well well, seems like Beauty and the Beast is ready to fight. There I was, checking the site to see if it was dead yet. Of course it still needs to do better than that.
    Carrie Diaries is as good as gone, which leaves Hart of Dixie, Cult and BatB. If Cult isn’t a break-out hit then I still think HoD has the upper hand in this battle. It’s doing decently and it pretty much had to stand on its own this entire season, just like it had to do last year where it had a weak lead-in. This means it actually has an audience. With BatB it’s not yet clear how many people are actually watching it. I still think it could work on Firdays with Nikita if it gets renewed. Make a ‘girls kick ass’ kind of night.

  • halloween

    Beauty and the Beast only chance of survival is if moved to Friday. Even then i would only give it a 13 episode trial renewal at best. Getting between a .5 to .7 the rest of the season is terrible considering the lead in.

  • BigBrotherFan

    We all know NASHVILLE is one of the best shows of the season and ABC should do whatever the can to make it a hit, as they did with PP for YEARS! Canceling excellent shows for that crap I.E- DIRTY SEXY MONEY..SO..am I crazy in thinking..

    ABC has had issues with Thursday @8pm for ages..Scandal is really taking off CLEARLY and it should it’s a great show! I think ABC needs to take as much advantage of this as they can as GREYS is old and ending VERY VERY soon, as in like..next season will likely be it’s last. Why not do this next season

    9pm- SCANDAL (Can soon take this slot. Closing the gap betweek Greys)
    10pm- NASHVILLE (ABC can totally dominate this slot and that boring Johnny Lee Miller show skews so old and loses tons of POI audience and NBC has pretty much thrown the towel here. ABC needs to make NASHVILLE the hit it deserves to be!)

    8pm will never work for a new show
    Correct me if I’m wrong but the only success here as of late was UGLY BETTY

  • BigBrotherFan


  • Laura G

    I do not understand about glee wiki says from episode list its had a high sense the begging of the season this is good for glee right now

  • ars041

    all you people say that Glee’s 5th season will be its last but Fox’s Kevin Reilly has come out and said that they expect for glee to get a multi season renewal which means Glee would be renewed for seasons 5 and 6 so suck it haters

  • CBSviewer

    What’s happening to AI ? Last year (at the same point) it got a 5.5 against TBBT. I think Nicki Minaj is the main mistake. When TBBT will return next week AI will fall to a 5.0 and Big Bang will also fall to a 5.5-5.8.

  • Kevin

    I wonder how much extra money Fox makes from Glee that other shows can produce ie music sales and such?? Would that alone help it survive lower ratings where other shows would be cut??

  • Kevin

    sorry have to fix ……’other shows CAN”T produce….”

  • Ultima

    YES! Glee is almost to cancellation territory! If you know anyone who watches, try to keep them busy on Thursdays…. with just a little effort we can destroy this travesty!

    You’re delusional. There’s no chance that Glee will be canceled this season.

  • Ultima

    I wonder how much extra money Fox makes from Glee that other shows can produce ie music sales and such?? Would that alone help it survive lower ratings where other shows would be cut??

    Doubtful. Fortunately for Glee, it actually gets higher ratings than the average scripted show on FOX, so it doeesn’t matter for now.

  • thesnowleopard

    Hmm, Beauty and the Beast is up a little this week, like Hart of Dixie. If they start bouncing around like this, spring could be interesting for CW renewal predictions.

  • Ultima

    @CBS Viewer
    What’s happening to AI ?

    Nothing new or unexpected.

    Idol has been down for seven straight seasons (it effectively peaked during its 2007 premiere week).

  • Ultima

    8pm will never work for a new show

    So they say about everything until something breaks the trend.

  • Mike p

    I was hoping Glee would suffer a lot more. You know after they had the gumption to steal Jonathan Coulton’s song

  • Dana

    The Secret Circle was doing better than BaTB at this point, not worse. TSCs first episode after the winter hiatus scored a 0.8. BaTB is still doing much worse especially because it fell faster and to the 0.5 zone in its first episodes, it took TSC 18 episodes to score a 0.6, 19 to a 0.5. BaTB is scoring multiple 0.6s in its first half of its first season. That is n

  • Dana

    That is not good*. Plus it will fall once POI is back.

  • bruce

    i think that 1600 Penn will be the next big show as the ratings are getting better every week it has been on.

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