Thursday Final Ratings: 'Zero Hour', 'Big Bang Theory', 'Community', 'Idol', 'Elementary' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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February 15th, 2013

Community, Zero Hour, American Idol, Grey's Anatomy, Elementary and The Big Bang Theory were each adjusted up a tenth, while Scandal  was adjusted 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 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.5 18 17.89
FOX American Idol 3.7 12 12.59
ABC Zero Hour -P 1.4 4 6.38
NBC Community 1.2 4 2.76
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.31
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.8 11 13.69
NBC Parks & Recreation 1.5 5 3.18
9:00PM CBS Person of Interest 3.0 8 14.87
ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.8 8 8.57
NBC The Office (9-10PM) 2.0 6 4.06
FOX Glee 1.7 5 5.13
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.5 1 1.40
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.7 8 8.02
CBS Elementary 2.3 7 10.98
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.9 3 3.33

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

  • rob60990

    Scandal did not grow from Grey’s and is starting to decline like I said. :D

  • Moe

    Wow, Supernatural actually beat The Vampire Diaries this week!

  • omabin

    I agree. I was against the idea of moving Grey’s to 8pm before but now I actually think it is the best idea. Scandal will still have its protection and it will be a way to let it slowly get used to the slot, since Grey’s will eventually have to end, as much as I adore it. Also, it would solve (even if only temporarily, since Grey’s would end) the 8pm death slot issue and allow Scandal to be used as a lead-in…

  • Derek

    Does anyone else think that NBC should air an hour-long blind auditions on premiere week on Thursday against American Idol? Just like they did back in the fall with The X Factor? It would probably give The Voice some MAJOR bragging rights…

  • Browncoat

    Zero Hour is DOA…

  • Shepherd

    Wow! Elementary up from last week. so much for the V-day curse. Still not good for ZH, but we may yet see all of the episodes air at least.

    Lol, I could have sworn everyone said TVD was guaranteed to adjust up??! Nielsen TOTALLY must’uv rigged the results!!!! *sarcasm*

  • Mike

    Les that’s a large decline indeed.. What a dummy

  • Skylar James

    lol at Scandal

  • Tim

    Scandal should be making 3.0’s. Elementary is such a weak competition.

    POI and TBBT the best on Thursday nights!. Period

  • Elle

    Supernatural actually beat TVD?? Wow.

  • SJ

    And Scandal adjusts down. :D It will NEVER beat Grey’s!

    Zero Hour with its 1.4 rating is still ABC’s lowest in-season premiere ever. I believe My Generation had a 1.6 and The Whole Truth a 1.5.

    Which NBC sitcom will be the first to dip below a 1.0? Go On, The New Normal, Community, Whitney, Guys with Kids or 1600 Penn? Wow, the fact that there are actually six very real candidates for that unique “honor” must have NBC reaching for the panic button…

    By the way, does anyone remember that a similar ratings trend happened last year? The ratings took a weird nosedive in mid-February and never recovered for the rest of the season. If that also turns out to be the case this year, those spring #s are NOT going to look good.

  • Petar Ivanov


    That is my point. You said it “considering there is zero drama competition” and only x factor/idol like real one, but POI beat x factor already when face it in the fall. Every single time. And will add most important thing ZERO football during fall. And less big NBA games during spring. All of these affect male POI viewers. As i said it when POI premiere this season when football is over POI will be 3+ until april and that is what happen. That benefit the most POI. Assuming will grow more(as i said usually 3rd season is the best for hit dramas) will be new beast drama #1 for CBS and broadcast. But i agree cbs will need something good for thursdays to make that move.

  • halloween

    Beauty & the Flop…timeslot is cursed

  • Wright

    Damn I was hoping TVD would adjust up. Oh well it will have better ratings next week. Glad to see Zero Hour and Elementary adjusted up.

  • CookyMonzta

    I figured 12.8 million would be the low this week for Idol, but it seems they are ahead of the curve in its downward spiral. That initial report of 12.3 million? I don’t think it will stop there. Thursday’s viewership in the 18-49 demo is obviously an all-time low.

    Just in case you’re wondering, the show’s lowest total viewership was reportedly 7.5 million, from the results of the third group of 10 in qualifying in the 1st season. Unless they decide to stay past the breaking point (which I believe will be 2015), we will not see that day return.

  • carl

    Seriously, Max is so damn boring and you are also becoming one. Don’t be like him, or better yet, don’t be like that.

    You’re always criticizing the shows you don’t like. I think Scandal is a good show and I bet your shows are also good.

    Just be respectful.

  • halloween

    move Nikita after TVD and BatB to Fridays

  • Shepherd


    What is this NCIS Red anyway? They moving the spin-off to Russia or something?

  • ali

    who cares if scandal beats greys. greys is already on its last leg

  • carl

    And someone, please, fix my comment.

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