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.

  • tara

    Hopefully batb goes back up next week cause im sure the pre emptions affected its ratings

  • Jade

    Because of how late the Super Bowl ended this year I don’t think ANY show CBS decided to air really would have done great compared to previous years..but it must sting that Elementary didn’t get any type of boast in viewership. The Super Bowl episode was good but to anyone who was just casually watching I can’t say that it would make them a fan all of a sudden.

  • Juan

    go grey’s and scandal, love this 2 hour combo, they are so good and happy they are doing well

  • H

    The 9 PM time slot for CW for areas where I live pre-empted the show for basketball game so it’s no surprise the ratings were lower.

  • Oliver

    (Also, Community won’t hold these numbers. It will be back down to 1.2-1.4 soon enough, but nothing NBC will put in that timeslot will do any better)

  • halloween

    BatB will be lower next week, Valentine’s Day is usually a ratings killer

  • Bee


    really? you are to scandal what MAX is to revenge. give it a rest. you’ve been talking/BS-ing about every damn way that scandal will fail/has failed since november. “LMAO only a 0.1 bump,” “LMAO it’ll adjust down 0.4 in the finals,” “LMAO scandal will fail next season,” “LMAO this is as high as it gets,” “LMAO it’ll crash next week.” but the show’s proven you wrong each time. and as long as the quality stays excellent and the buzz around all the drama and twists is there, it’ll continue to build. but you can keep trying though.

  • Mike

    For all the people complaing about elementary not getting a post Super Bowl bump…. Please tell me sense when has a show that was post Super Bowl actuall gotten a lage benefit after Super Bowl airing other that reality shows???

  • Ram510

    Yeah GO COMMUNITY!!!!!!!

    I wish Scandal would’ve adjusted up too

  • Leondre

    I suprised NBC hasn’t cancelled Do No Harm and 1600 Penn yet.

  • Dan

    WOW TBBT is such a beast!!!

    Good for POI and TVD and just okay for BATB. Hope it can still get renewed.

    yay for Community :smile:

    rob60990 i think everyone knows you are the pathetic one!

  • Pat

    reading reports on twitter that Do No Harm has been cancelled by NBC

  • Ultima

    most CBS shows didn’t get any extra points from the superbowl

    Which is normally what happens. Why were people expecting differently?

  • Ultima

    reading reports on twitter that Do No Harm has been cancelled by NBC

    It would have been canceled last week, but it was running so slow that the Cancellation Bear actually ran past it and had to double back… ;)

  • Petar Ivanov

    AT least TBBT get boost from Super Bowl promotion. Still don’t get it why POI don’t get at least the same super bowl adverisment liek TBBT and Monday comedies.

    ps POI and Elementary preemred at NC for basketball(duke). I guess that is whu were ad down.

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  • Mary 1

    I think everyone is being way too gung ho about Community. Let’s wait to see if it holds those numbers or anything close to it next week. Just remember the show everyone is beating up on now, Go On, debuted at 3.3 ratings.

  • Todd


    You’re incorrect! Hawaii Five-0 is doing better than Elementary! Especially when you consider the lead-in numbers and compatability, difference in promotion and the fact that Elementary has less competition in that slot from other networks.

  • Petar Ivanov


    Advertisment during super bowl for TBBT help a lot. Heavy promotion on abc for scandal and fox the following is helping both shows. Its silly to say that bigger and better promotion don’t help.

  • Beauty and the flop eaten by the bear

    BaTB is pathetic! TCD beat it both on 18-49 and total viewers. HOD has the same numbers but it isn’t lead-in dependent like B and the flop is of its lead-in. TCD and HOD will be renewed over Batb crap lol!

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