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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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  • Alfred

    Have they cancelled Do No Harm yet? Just checking…

  • s0303

    looks like the superbowl didn’t help elementary…

    tvd down :( batb???

    good for nbc comedies besides 1600 penn…yikes at do no harm…

  • Edward

    They know that Thursdays 9pm hour is the dead hour why put another show on there!

  • JJF

    Nothing unusual to report.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    American Idol? More like American IdLOL.

  • Allen

    The drop off of 1600 Pen from The Office is hilarious.

  • Michael

    I love how Community is beating 1600 Penn. SIX SEASONS AND A MOVIE!

  • CrimTV

    Shame about Elementary and TVD to a season low :( Happy for Glee though as it’s sort of ironic how AI was down to lows yet Glee was up a tenth!

  • Max

    @Tony ^_^

    You mean the folks impersonating me? Have the mods check the IP’s. I am the only legit “Max” but thanks for assuming.

  • carl

    Scandal is the guilty pleasure of this season

    people will forget about it next fall

    People were also saying that last season. LOL

  • Stuart

    Revenge and Scandal aren’t in a one on one battle. Considering the holes ABC has in it’s schedule they need both of them. Why is everyone fighting like either of them has a chance at cancellation?

  • LOUIS

    LOL, I DONT’ UNDERSTAND MAX HATE ON REVENGE

    I LOVE SCANDAL AND REVENGE!

    THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT PLOTS

    AND BTW, IN SCANDAL THERE IS NO COMPETITION, ONLY ELEMENTARY WHICH MAKES 2.3 AND SOMETIMES 2.4

    DURING REVENGE, THERE IS THE WALKING DEAD WHICH IS A BOOOOM, AND ON SUNDAY THE GRAMMYS WILL AIR. SO THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOW RATING FOR REVENGE AND OUAT..

    I ALSO DON’T UNDERSTAND MAX, I REMEMBER IN SEASON 1 OF SCANDAL, SCANDAL WOULD MAKE A 1.9 – 2.1 THE DEMO, AND HE WOULDN’T SAY ANYTHING.

  • hammard

    Vampire Diaries hits season low, though still just above Arrow and Supernatural to keep its CW crown.
    B&TB on the other hand is back to Hart of Dixie ratings, just after putting it up to Likely renewal too ;)
    Do No Harm only just manages to avoid being the least watched show on all 5 channels for the night.

  • senor chang

    great start for Community. the show’s still got life. and it looks like Parks got a boost once it got a better partner! another note: it’s incredible how Community/Parks/Office are all in the same ballpark (1.8-2.1)…and then there’s 1600 Penn on its lonesome with a pitiful 1.1 rating. and then there’s Do No Harm, which already went sub-Awake (iirc its low was a 0.8). half of this night looks salvageable, the other half is a travesty.

    American Idol beginning to slide a bit, as expected. we’ll see how it does once the live rounds begin.

    Elementary didn’t get a boost at all. huh. eh, it’s still in the ballpark of the other 10PM shows on CBS, so it’s probably not in any danger. the rest of CBS’s night is looking pretty darn strong, too. great for the ABC dramas.

    looks like CBS/ABC had good nights, FOX might be a little worried, and NBC did better than expected.

  • CrimTV

    Bearing in mind TVD unfortunately fell two tenths, B&TB falling a tenth is okay

  • Potato

    Wow at people talking about Community like it’s actually successful… what a difference a year makes.

  • Stuart

    If Do No Harm was on CW it would be a bubble show.

  • Jason

    I can’t stop laughing at you people hating on Scandal. How jealous/pressed are you that a black lead is slaying your favs Stay pressed.

  • Matthew Chapman

    You missed Glee off the text summary which got 2.2 up 4 percent from last week.

  • MDM

    Community actually helped Parks and Rec, nice. I don’t think that number is sustainable but that’s a hell of a premier.

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