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

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

  • Aniin


  • Nick

    Holy bleep, Community and P&R. NBC must be jumping for joy.

  • neJANIS


  • Lauren

    RIP BATB!!

  • omabin

    GO COMMUNITY! Also, go Big Bang! Go Scandal! And Greys and POI did both good! The Vampire Diaries deserved more for last night’s episode, it was very good. Hopefully it gets a bump back to 1.3/1.4 next week!

  • Kerry

    Is it possible that taking Community off the air for almost a year so non-regular-viewers could catch up on it may have been the best decision NBC ever made regarding NBC?

  • tommy

    Glee up because last night episode focussed on Santana and Naya Rivera performances was amazing all of them great acting

  • queenb231985

    Looks like Elementary got NO BUMP from the SB…… and while its not a flop for CBS, I’m sure its a let down they didn’t garner any added viewers from the biggest night of tv viewing of the year.

  • Austin Lauran

    True or false:

    The NBC execs should just air the same show in the Thursday 8/7c PM deathslot for the next few seasons until the network recovers (which might be impossible) because no new sitcom will have a chance to succeed and be a hit?

  • DenverDean

    NBC’s schedule is a mess – Deception, Smash, DNH, the Tuesday, Wed comedies, Penn. They should move SVU and CF to Tuesday at 10 and Thursday at 10. Put Rock Center on Wed at 10. Smash should go to Monday at 10 until REV. Deception can run Wed at 9, if they must. The current schedule does not work. Someone needs to wake up!

  • samurai99


    No it shouldn’t. Elementary may not have gotten a SB bump, but it’s still doing better than Hawaii50, the Mentalist, the Goodwife, and Blue Bloods. It won’t be getting cancelled this year.

  • rob60990

    If Scandal was ever going to achieve new series highs, it would have been last night’s hyped up episode with the shooter being revealed but it didn’t. This is the beginning of the end for Scandal’s gains. It’s going to start dropping next week since it’s Valentine’s Day. Revenge will probably hit another series low against the Grammys but after that, it will go up and up and up. Scandal will go down down down. :D

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

    A very very small part of me is kinda glad for Community after all the Whitney nonsense yesterday though it surely will drop a lot next week.

  • jake3988

    I’m just as stunned (as always) as to how YOUNG community skews (as opposed to Vegas which skews so old). 1.9 is darn impressive for community, let’s see how that holds up.

    Also, kinda sad that elementary held onto pretty much zero viewers from the super bowl slot. CBS put all their eggs into Elementary’s basket hoping that at least 1 freshman show would do well (in the demo), but it’s just not to be.

    I don’t think it’s enough to get cancelled but I’m sure CBS is very unhappy.

  • Bee

    LMAO wow. so zero bump for elementary and POI is actually down from last week. most CBS shows didn’t get any extra points from the superbowl.


    awesome for parks and rec!

  • were123

    WOW! Community adjusted up! it seems NBC has a chance to have a comedy line up on Thursdays after all! Commuty + Parks could be a real winner if Community keeps this up! With The Office departing, NBC must look into a comedy that could live up to it, or replace the second hour comedy block for one drama. Either way, I see 1 or 2 more seasons for Community if it keeps up! (even if it falls to 1.4 it will be renewed, cause this is NBC!)

  • Jorge

    POI and GA tie once again

  • POI

    If Community can hold these numbers it will definitely get renewed for another season as NBC comedies are all down and nothing seems to work for them and now 30 rock is gone and The Office will be gone as well so the comedies they can keep or i wish they would keep will be Community, Go On, Parks, and Guys with Kids i dont care for the rest although 1600 penn is fun to watch rating wise its so bad, and NBC please cancel the new normal its a flop and its not even funny most of the characters are annoying the only character i like is the guy from the hangover.

  • were123

    Looks like that Community will get #sixseasonsandamovie :D

  • Oliver


    I think being wedged between Community and The Office is a better timeslot for Parks, because it appeals to both audiences. I doubt there’s much audience overlap with TaaHM either (Parks skews much younger).

    It’s pretty pathetic that Go On, The New Normal, Whitney, Guys With Kids and 1600 Penn aren’t easily beating Community in much, much easier timeslots. Community faces both The Big Bang Theory and Idol, the two biggest shows on television.

  • The End


    Especially as CBS put Elementary in that slot to attract new viewers. The decision had absolutely no effect on the shows Nielsen viewership. Beyond the loyal Nielsen viewers that watch it every week there was no added viewers beyond what was already there.

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