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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.

 
  • Ama

    Yay! Scandal is catching up with GA :).

    Won’t be surprised if ABC airs Scandal @9pm next season.

  • brian

    Scandal is now a 10 year hit.

  • jackieO

    I love Elementary. GOod show.
    TVD is loosing viewers. That show is too depressing.
    Arrow is now reigning as number one on CW.

  • askmelast79

    “I never called you obsessed, you called me that. I’ll reply for as long as I desire, thanks.”

    LOL, and there goes your obsession again! Ha! Just can’t quit can you??? :)

  • ateofi

    Melissa,
    I’m with you and some POI fans here are not only ignorant but also rude.

  • kwhy8strm

    It will be Scandalous if Scandal doesnt get renewed. Kerry Washington is great in this!

  • Cory

    @Melissa

    Don’t bother with POI fans, they can’t get over the fact that their show with 4+ lead-in still has trouble beating 9 year old drama.

    Time to move POI to another night or 10pm so CBS can focus on another show that could actually beat GA.

  • Michael

    “American Idol’s” new advertising campaign:

    We’re the third highest rated show on Thursday nights!
    We’ve got the fourth highest viewership on Thursday nights!
    And we’re STILL the most expensive show AND disastrous waste of money in reality TV history — J. Lo/Steven Tyler/Mariah/Minaj/Keith Who?/and of course, the second luckiest man in showbiz, Randy Jackson (after Midget Mike Darnell)

    That flushing sound you’re hearing? FOX profits.

  • bluejays

    @Samurai. Like I said – comparing HFO, CIS and Elementary on their numbers is splitting hairs!!

    So the decision has to come down to other things. And CSI and HFO make good money for CBS. HFO has a great syndication deal for CBS, but one that will have demo ratings parameters built into it. They ship it to a Sunday it might not get high enough ratings to justify the deal and could then cost CBS.

    They have no deal for Elementary. Therefore, in the interests of money, Elementary should be moved to Fridays or Sundays.

    Unless… CBS are happy to squeeze one more season out of HFO then cancel it and are willing to see if Elementary can turn it around. Which I doubt it can. But CBS might be quite happy to syndicate shows, get four or five seasons then cancel them. I said last year that I thought this might very well be their new business model. If so, then expect to see lots of shows doing five or so seasons and then being gone to make way for the next sydnication factory product!

  • Wendy

    Haha. Scandal has a good chance to beat GA by end of this season.

  • Holly

    @bluejays,

    They have no deal for Elementary. Therefore, in the interests of money, Elementary should be moved to Fridays or Sundays.

    But if they want it to get a syndication deal, they have to ensure it will last for 3 more seasons. If moving to Friday would jeopardize that, then they won’t do it.

  • Melissa

    @askmelast79

    LOL, and there goes your obsession again! Ha! Just can’t quit can you??? :-)

    Yeah, it’s definitely an “obsession” for me to reply to you. You ran out of logical arguments a very long time ago, so now you’re just rambling.

    @ateofi

    Melissa,
    I’m with you and some POI fans here are not only ignorant but also rude.

    Thanks, that’s the truth.

    @Cory

    Don’t bother with POI fans, they can’t get over the fact that their show with 4+ lead-in still has trouble beating 9 year old drama.

    Time to move POI to another night or 10pm so CBS can focus on another show that could actually beat GA.

    Exactly. They’re so ignorant to reality. And I do think CBS will move Person of Interest to 10pm next year, because it’s not retaining enough of its huge lead-in.

  • JC

    “Too bad network’s don’t care about “people’s choice”, they care about “advertiser’s choice”. The people don’t pay them.”

    Yes, they do (pay them). That’s why the advertisers are there in the first place. If the people don’t watch then the networks get less of the advertiser’s money.

  • Melissa

    @JC

    Yes, they do (pay them). That’s why the advertisers are there in the first place. If the people don’t watch then the networks get less of the advertiser’s money.

    If the people are watching live and included in the ratings, then they’re watching the advertisements. The advertisers pay the networks, not the people.

  • JC

    “Soo…. Is PoI/Grey’s becoming the new Castle/H50 of bizarre comment war rivalries?”

    I never understood either rivalry.

  • JC

    “If the people are watching live and included in the ratings, then they’re watching the advertisements. The advertisers pay the networks, not the people.”

    With money they make from the consumer who’s watching the show. In other words, they care about the people’s choice because the people’s choice is ultimately what’s going to get them their money. That’s why they care about ratings.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I never understood either rivalry.”

    Craziness + self esteem tied up in a TV show is my best guess.

    On the other hand, rivalries between bubble shows on the same network make perfect sense (and good business!). Followers of the Cancellation Bear know that.

    Carrie Diaries, BATB & Hart of Dixie fans have at it!

  • Rocky

    “some POI fans here are not only ignorant but also rude.”

    And the Pot is calling the kettle black? Hehe..

  • Melissa

    @JC

    With money they make from the consumer who’s watching the show. In other words, they care about the people’s choice because the people’s choice is ultimately what’s going to get them their money. That’s why they care about ratings.

    You’re not understanding. The original commenter (Petar Ivanov) falsely insinuated that “people’s choice – total viewership” matters. You’re saying that “people’s choice” is what is important to advertisers. Yes, people within the key demographics are important to advertisers, but not total viewers as a whole.

  • JC

    I understand exactly what Peter was saying. But he never insinuated, falsely or otherwise, that it matters that Person of Interest had more total viewers than Gray’s Anatomy other than the fact that they do. In fact, it was very clear in his comment that he understood the difference between the total amount of viewers and the 18-49 demo in terms of money for the network.

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