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Thursday Final Ratings: 'Community' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'Person of Interest' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down

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February 8th, 2013

Community and The Big Bang Theory were each adjusted up a tenth, while Person Of Interest and Elementary were  eachadjusted down a tenth  among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 6.2/18 18.98
FOX American Idol 4.1/12 13.28
NBC Community -Season Premiere 1.9/6 3.88
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.3/4 4.77
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1/3 2.50
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9PM) 4.1/11 14.12
NBC Parks and Recreation 2.0/5 3.76
9:00 CBS Person Of Interest  (9-10:01PM) 3.1/8 14.88
ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.1/8 8.91
FOX Glee 2.2/6 6.03
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 2.1/6 4.15
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.6/1 1.48
9:30 NBC 1600 Penn (9:31-10:01PM) 1.1/3 2.60
10:00 ABC Scandal 2.8/8 8.14
CBS Elementary(10:01-11PM) 2.2/6 10.84
NBC Do No Harm (10:01-11PM) 0.7/2 2.21

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

 
  • charmedcraft

    I knew something was up with that red head Alex on BATB. She’s more annoying than Sams ex from a few weeks ago on SPN. Glad to see Alex will be gone soon also.

  • rob60990

    Zero Hour is definitely going to be DOA. ABC is barely promoting it. They usually hype a series premiere to death but not this show.

  • askmelast79

    Calling it now:

    POI will go down next week, but will probably stay at 14 mil total viewers. Valentine’s Day, you know. Happened last year.

  • rick

    wow Scandal is hot

  • Melissa

    @askmelast79

    Calling it now:

    POI will go down next week, but will probably stay at 14 mil total viewers. Valentine’s Day, you know. Happened last year.

    That doesn’t make sense. How did it go down on Valentine’s Day last year when Valentine’s Day was not on a Thursday last year? Illogical.

  • askmelast79

    Should I edit that to say VALENTINE’S WEEK? Would that make you happy? Geez, get over yourself.

  • rick

    If Scandal keeps improving like last nights episode, it will soon pass Elementry in total viewers. It’s already clobbering it with the 18-49 demo.

  • HalCapone

    LOL Elementary. I guess there is not much in the CBS nursing home collection that appeals to the younger demo. The silly “POI Is Better Than Greys” contingent is strangely silent.

    I don’t watch Community but happy its fans are pleased. The NY Times reviewer really trashed the season premier episode due to the creative changes in the show, implying the show lost its quirky heart and is playing it safe (paraphrasing his words). What did diehard fans think?

  • CookyMonzta

    @Dr. TV: The networks are not going away any time soon. They might become pathetic shells of their former glory, but so long as they own so many cable networks, they will live on in one form or another.

  • HalCapone

    I really liked the Zero Hour premier episode (but I also really liked both Missing and Last Resort, too). Kudos to ABC for trying new and different dramas–this one has elements of both Raiders of The Lost Ark and the Da Vinci Code. But the demo for this show is not young women who watch Greys and Scandal. A serialized fantasy/mystery drama requires some thinking so competing mindless comedies will prevail. Sadly, Zero Hour will not see another season or necessarily make it to the end of this season.

  • Dustin

    I don’t see why NBC doesn’t pair Community with Go On. They’re both comedies that are centered around different types of support groups, but different enough that they won’t be tiresome watching back to back. Could help build both fan bases too. I watch both shows but I don’t know anyone else who watches both, it’s either one or the other…and to me they’re not that different.

  • Lance Busch

    @HalCapone – I don’t watch Community but happy its fans are pleased. The NY Times reviewer really trashed the season premier episode due to the creative changes in the show, implying the show lost its quirky heart and is playing it safe (paraphrasing his words). What did diehard fans think?

    i enjoyed it, the episode still felt like community to me.. if i was never told that dan harmon left i dont think i would of noticed.. its funny now that people know dan harmon is gone theyre gonna look for every flaw in the show and exaggerate and make a big deal about it.. fans of dan harmon now look at the first 3 seasons as a perfect show without flaws, but every season has been met with criticism that the show is changing (like S2 being too out there compared to S1 or S3 not as funny/cooky as S2). I personal like this years opener than season 3s.

    For what i thought of the episode i laugh a lot but i do think they tried to do too much. they showed a lot of things but really didnt as well. the hunger games/deans really didnt show much and there really wasnt much of a story/conclusion to annie & shirley pranks story or britta/troy fountain part. plus i felt they ran out of time to have shirley, pierce or even chang to do anything. I feel like the writers and new showrunners tried to go over the top and do alot for the premier but ended up hurting it a little bit as everything felt rushed and incomplete.. but the episode was still hilarious, creative and new. i give it 8 or an 8.5/10.. definately not the best community episode nor the worst. sorry for the long text.

  • martinesque

    @HalCapone ~ You can’t make blanket statements about Elementary’s demo. We’re not all that old, you know. (Just check us out on the social networking sites, haha.) Unfortunately, some of us younger viewers fall into that ‘we-watch-it-later-on-DVR’ category, so perhaps that’s why we don’t show up on your number-crunching radar. ;)

    And um, technically, isn’t POI better – or rather, stronger – than Grey’s Anatomy? Even if it supposedly skews towards older viewers according to these tables, it still gets more viewers overall, and sometimes, it does beat Grey’s in that 18 – 49 demo group. Like with Elementary, I tend to think a lot of the younger viewers tend to watch it later on DVR.

  • Anna

    @martinesque

    CBS released DVR figures for Elementary and the median audience did get a little younger. Late 30s/40s? Still mainly an older audience. Social media is iffy, whether it indicates an audience depends on the website, I think. Scandal stuff, I know, trends high on Twitter when new episodes air, whereas Elementary usually doesn’t.

    Elementary should get renewed, but CBS is probably disappointed. I’m very surprised it didn’t get the bump we usually see.

    Do No Harm is gone. What is NBC putting there next? I know two L&O repeats, but I wonder what they have in mind for it after that.

  • KJ Styles

    “Person of Interest can’t even beat Grey’s regularly despite having a huge lead-in. Pathetic!!”

    POI has beaten Grey’s most weeks this season.

  • KJ Styles

    The silly “POI Is Better Than Greys” contingent is strangely silent.

    POI IS better than Grey’s. The only people I know that watch Grey’s are women. I’m not trying to be sexist but Grey’s doesn’t appeal to men at all whereas POI is an ass kicking action drama with a deep plot.

  • martinesque

    @Anna ~ Yeah, I would say it depends on the social media website. In Elementary’s case, I wasn’t really thinking of Twitter. (Even I don’t go on Twitter much to talk about Elementary, except to see what the writers like to say to us fans.) But I was thinking of other fan forums and popular ‘blog’-type sites, like Tumblr. On those type of sites, there are twentysomething-year olds talking about Elementary and its episodes, that’s for sure.

    As for the non-existent bump in Elementary’s viewership? Personally, I think it has to do with the choice of episode that Elementary’s showrunners decided to show. In my opinion, they should’ve gone with something more exciting – perhaps even showing the now-famous ‘M’ episode instead of one of the “regular” episodes. If they had done that, they might have gotten more viewers to start watching this week, I think.

    @KJ Styles ~ With the whole PoI and Grey’s comparison, it’s definitely a matter of taste. I’m female, but I don’t care much for soap-ish dramas. I’d rather watch suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat action dramas, like PoI, Elementary, etc. Now, THAT’S my guilty pleasure. :D

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “POI has beaten Grey’s most weeks this season.”

    Nonsense.

    On weeks where both have aired new epiosdes, by my perhaps haphazard count, Grey’s is 8-2-1 vs. POI in adults 18-49 ratings this season.

    I don’t track average viewership, because it’s meaningless.

  • Allen

    Parks and Rec – 2.0/3.7 million

    Elementary – 2.2/10.8 million

    Wow, NBC Thursday skews young.

  • JacobYates

    @Allen
    Elementary is on CBS.

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