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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Community' Returns Up, 'The Big Bang Theory' Gets Bigger, 'Parks and Recreation' Hits High, 'Scandal' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Up

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February 8th, 2013

Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC UNI NBC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.5/10 3.1/9 2.4/7 1.7/5 1.4/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.0/7 2.6/8 1.9/6 1.4/5 1.4/5 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 14.226 9.609 7.199 4.043 3.206 2.009

 

CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.

On CBS The Big Bang Theory earned a huge 6.1 up 13 percent from last week’s 5.4 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men scored a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from a 3.9 last week. Person Of Interest garnered a 3.2 among adults 18-49 even with last week. Elementary notched a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from last week’s 2.2.

On FOX, American Idol scored a 4.1 down 9 percent  from last week’s 4.5. Glee earned a 2.2, up 5 percent from last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy earned a 3.1 up 11 percent from last week’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal matched its season high with a 2.8 among adults 18-49 up 4 percent from last week’s 2.7.

On NBC, the season premiere of Community scored a 1.8, up 6 percent  from a 1.7 for its prior season premiere on September 22, 2011 and up 38 percent from a 1.3 for the previous season finale on May 17. Your predictions were too pessimistic. Parks and Recreation earned a season high 2.0 up 18 percent from a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating on January 24. The Office garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. 1600 Penn notched a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 15 percent from a 1.3 on January 24. Do No Harm scored a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 22 percent from a 0.9 for last week’s premiere.

On the CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 15 percent from last week’s 1.3. Beauty And The Beast scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 down 14 percent from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, February 7, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 6.1/18 18.85
FOX American Idol 4.1/12 13.15
NBC Community -Season Premiere 1.8/6 3.98
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.3/4 4.78
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1/3 2.50
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.1/11 14.15
NBC Parks and Recreation 2.0/5 3.83
9:00 CBS Person Of Interest 3.2/8 15.16
ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.1/8 8.82
FOX Glee 2.2/6 6.06
NBC The Office 2.1/6 4.25
CW Beauty And The Beast  0.6/1  1.52
9:30 NBC 1600 Penn 1.1/3 2.81
10:00 ABC Scandal 2.8/8 8.00
CBS Elementary 2.3/6 11.02
NBC Do No Harm 0.7/2 2.18

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via press note:

 

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.
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> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.
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> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
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> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).
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> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • Petar Ivanov

    POI you win again. Great episode and Zoe is coming back! Best crime drama on broadcast TV. Period.

  • forg

    Yay Scandal!

    Wow at Big Bang Theory! Amazing

  • Cory

    Holy crap. Parks and Community! Wow! If NBC can figure out how to capitalize on Community/Parks upticks in the ratings into next season, they could feasibly create a pretty solid Thursday lineup.

    Ouch for Elementary – total waste of the Superbowl slot. But Person of Interest is doing great… beating Grey’s outright is a huge accomplishment.

    Scandal is the biggest success story of this ratings season (sans Walking Dead). I’m truly impressed with ABC for sticking with the show and turning it into a potential blockbuster.

  • Max

    2.8 for SCANDAL and with Sunday’s REVENGE going against the Grammy awards, I am predicting high 1′s to very low 2′s.

    Monday morning is going to be so good for me.

  • Tom

    What’s with Beauty and a Beast?

  • Just

    Revenge has a golden globe nominee, what about Scandal?

    sorry Max

  • Billy

    Amazing that TBBT is over a 6.0 again. It is crushing Idol.

  • PHIL

    While everything is falling BBT is hitting series highs

  • Glue

    What happened to BaTB? No ratings?

  • Tony ^_^

    Lol at “Do No Harm”! :o

  • carl

    Great Scandal! And Elementary was definitely a waste.

  • John_M

    Grey’s Antaomy (of the 3.1) runs two minutes into the 10 oclock hour.

  • tara

    BATB was Pre empted cause of some stupid game! UGH!

  • mando

    Wow! Parks and Rec doing well. Community has higher ratings than GOON, TNN.

  • John_M

    BATB was Pre empted cause of some stupid game! UGH!

    Depends on where you live

  • Billy

    Very good numbers for POI and Scandal. Elementary is a Super Bowl bust.

  • gerry

    go scandal go! nice to see grey’s get a bump as well.

    great numbers for tbbt against idol.

    never have seen community but good it getting those numbers, and i’m happy with anything that helps p&r see a boost. good tv night last night, unless you’re nbc at 930 on…

  • John_M

    Revenge has a golden globe nominee, what about Scandal?

    Big Deal – Scandal got an NAACP image award so THERE

    It’s amazing how many children have internet access

  • Tanja

    GREY’S ANATOMY still deliver good ranking :)YAAAAY

  • Matthew Thomas

    So glad to see Community and Parks & Rec do well. After years of poor ratings, it seems like their relatively stable ratings among the sinking ship of broadcast television (of which Big Bang Theory is the lone survivor!), their ratings look pretty impressive.

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