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.

  • Brandy

    Sam,also BatB is only doing fine cause this season and last ,0.7 is good, 0.5_0.6 ok/middling on the network, but considering its leadin, its not doing fine at all and should be doing 0.8_0.9 mimnumum.

  • Mi

    Funny how some of the posters that complain here about B&tB dropping in ratings due to being preemted are those that bashed Arrow last week when it dropped in ratings due to being preempted. Tough luck.

    As for TVD, last week was one of the best episodes of the season imo, and I’m surprised it dropped, but I hope it goes back up soon.

  • Ivanna Tinkle

    TBBT adjusted up one tenth 6.2 /18… yess!!

  • aciel

    @tommy m
    have u noticed when all of the other abc shows hit lows scandals seems to be hitting highs.

  • Evil Abed

    Six seasons and a movie !

  • Cory

    Community! WOW!

    Such a disappointment about Elementary. CBS must be kicking themselves. A 2.2 is probably good enough for renewal, though I have a feeling it might be shipped to Friday’s next season to replace the aging CSI: NY (or takeover for The Good Wife on Sunday if that gets a quiet thirteen episode final season order).

    FOX has been very lucky with Glee that it hasn’t fallen even further. How the mighty have fallen…

  • Bookworm


    You sound delusional.

    Scandal is now to blame for Revenge, Nashville, Castle, Happy Endings, Suburgatory, and a few other shows being down? One little show that comes on at 10pm on Thursdays?


  • Lauren

    What are smoking people who say BATB ratings are steady?
    1×01 : 2,8 viewers / 1,2 demo
    1×12 : 1,48 viwers / 0,6 demo

  • Brandy

    Sam HoD ,CD get the same 0.6-0.7 with no leadin as BatB does with the best leadin on the network, how is that doing fine?

  • Tommy M.

    @ aciel,

    That’s a special kind of delusional there! Are you saying there’s a Nielsen/Scandal conspiracy that it’s stealing other ABC show’s ratings, or that it’s somehow sucking the life out of it’s fellow ABC shows? Either way….special!

  • The End


    Contrary to what you may believe, there is no mind control device embedded in the Nielsen boxes that forces said families to watch Scandal over Elementary. It’s called personal taste.

  • LisaNeedsBraces

    Come on guys….Elementary is CBS baby. They waste super bowl slot and air so many promos for that show they will continue this say. No doubt about that.

    That’s the downside of being a network favorite. It’s great at first, but if you don’t perform you’re sent out into the cold. If Elementary wasn’t on Thursdays, hadn’t been so hyped, and hadn’t gotten the SB slot but it was pulling 2.2’s on another night, it would probably engender goodwill at CBS as a show that’s not a big hit but a stable performer, and could go into a second season with potential room for growth. But now that the network has given it every high profile assist it can to grow and it’s failed each time, they will be much quicker to write it off. What are they going to do for it in a second season? Put it in a better timeslot? They don’t have a better timeslot then where it is right now. I can’t see CBS leaving it on Thursdays just so they can watch it getting creamed by Scandal again next season.

    Networks have no loyalties. There are 10 new drama pilots CBS will have to choose from next year to make their new favorite.

  • halloween

    is it too late for the CW to put Cult after TVD?

  • Community


  • aciel

    im not being delusional just look at the facts

  • aciel

    ya i actually do blame but thats just my opinion

  • jel


  • Amanda

    @Brandy If TVD is the best lead in, why was Nikita a toss-up in its first season when it was being lead in by TVD and why was TSC canceled last season after having the “best lead in on the network”?

    Clearly TVD isn’t the “best lead in”, there’s no history of that ever being a factual fact, so I wish people would stop pretending that it is.

  • carl

    im not being delusional just look at the facts

    …At the facts that you’re being delusional.

  • S.P.

    Move “New Normal” and “Smash ” thursdays 9:30 and 10:00

    Move “GO ON” to 9:30 tuesdays and Premiere Save me at 9:00(after the voice) not before Hannibal premiere(after two hours of voice) at 10:00 on tuesday

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