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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.

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

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Jeff (Canada)

    Troy and Abed bring the RAAAAATINGS.

  • S.P.

    I’m a NBC Fan. I’m here to defend NBC from all the haters.

    I just din’t like the community people. That show sucks

  • glover

    OMG Scandal is this year’s hit!

  • Leon

    ABC just needs to renew Scandal for season 3!

  • Tony ^_^

    Guys… Stop replying to Max. He’ll eventually get bored that no one is paying attention to him. Plus, I think he’s a troll. One minute he posts he hates “Revenge” and the next he says it’s his favorite show.

  • Idol

    Community did 1.8 WHOA! I couldn’t be happier for them. It’s a shame for NBC that Do No Harm at 10 are bringing their rating down by a large margin. Parks & Rec and The Office were also great yesterday, just cancel 1600 Penn and Do No Harm straight away..

    POI beat Grey’s in ratings, is that a first?

  • brent

    Office slot for P&R, next year!

    And these Elementary numbers just sad. Bad call, CBS.

  • Max

    @Leon

    ABC will. The question is whether or not ABC will show themselves as idiots by renewing REVENGE for a 3rd season.

  • Jared

    Now NBC can officially cancel Do No Harm.

  • shawn

    All the 10 pm shows are a little down overall this year…a 2.3 for Elementary is not a terrible rating, and I do believe it will easily be renewed for next season! Overreactions big time !

  • Justin121

    Woooooooaaaaaaaaaaah at Big Bang, Community, Grey’s, Scandal, Parks…

  • Just

    Scandal is the guilty pleasure of this season

    people will forget about it next fall

  • PJM

    As they would say on ESPN about The Big Bang Theory, you can’t stop it, you can only hope to contain it.

  • Simon

    @Idol
    Nope, POI has beaten Grey’s a few times before. Most recently was last week.

  • rich

    #sixseasonsandamovie

  • Acey

    It annoys me that Big Bang is doing well now, because it’s no longer funny. Wish it had these ratings in the first 2 seasons when it was a fantastic show. Too mainstream now.

    I also will never question a CBS schedule change again. I recall blasting them for moving it away from Monday. Look at it now… comfortably 2 points ahead of Idol.

  • AT

    What is Beauty and the Beast’s ratings?

  • Idol

    I just noticed TBBT crushing Idol with even larger margins this week. Can they just fire Minaj already, she’s ruining my favourite show!

  • Dinaminjo

    CBS @10 – CSI 2.4, Elementary 2.3, H50 2.3, Mentalist 1.8, Vegas 1.5, Blue Bloods 1.5

    So Elementary while a bit lower than expected, still pretty good.

  • JR35

    American Idol is no longer the phenom it once was, but it still does pretty darn well.

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