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.

  • omabin

    @Peter Ivanov,

    Yeah, those are all fair points, but I don’t see CBS just leaving Thursdays so unprotected like that, after all the trouble they went through to guarantee that they would win Thursdays this year with TAHM moving and all. I am growing suspicious that CBS will create an hour of single cams though judging by how much they have ordered of them. If that happens, I think they will do it at Wednesday at 8, I doubt they will mix them with multicams on Thursdays…

  • Chase

    Was that a series low for TVD? I hope not because last night was the best episode of the season, it deserves better! Hopefully it rebounds next week.

  • CookyMonzta

    @Derek: NBC will certainly consider giving it a try. Idol was too much of a pit bull for them to try it beforehand. Now that it’s a poodle, they can afford to be the hawk that swoops down to grab it! [Sorry if I made anyone cringe.]

  • Petar Ivanov

    @pretty much all the midseason shows have been tanking…maybe networks should rethink their strategies…

    Well all new shows are tanking. And drop really fast. Or let’s say all new shows without good lead-in.

  • Alex

    Max, where are you?!!

  • Sherr

    Scandal will beat GA sooner than later.

  • Shepherd

    Hurray for auto italics!!! lol

  • poweranimals

    Awesome! Arrow beat Vampire Diaries this week. Too bad about Beauty and the Beast though.

  • Van

    Yay Elementary adjusted up! Come on baby, you can do it! The show has potential and just needs some fine tuning. The character stuff was awesome this week!

    I like seeing Grey’s still so robust for a show on it’s eight season, both ratings and creativity wise.

    I used to like Glee, and I get this schadenhard-on to see it plummet on the ratings, matching the plummeting creativity. This show is now like Gossip Girl levels of embarrassing, just with singing.

  • DonnaT

    The crowd goes wild! SPN tied TVD in demo for the first time and had more viewers. (Course it won’t last, but it feels good to type that ;) )

  • RandyL

    Well, I guess NBC will keep Parks & Rec, Go On and Whitney and cancel everything else.
    Whitney must be back in the toss-up range now.
    Will this show ever end?
    A fourth season is almost certain now.

  • Dóchas

    So what’s the fan excuse bingo for TVD? Valentine’s Day? Zero Hour? American Idol? Crappy, redundant writing?

  • Petar Ivanov

    No idea. But that is the name i saw.

  • methix0r

    wtf happend to the vampire diaries , that episode was awsome , was that a series low? has it ever got a 1.0 in demo before and only 2.3 mil viewers?

  • jake

    Maybe people think midseason shows are the leftovers of the networks so they assume they’re all crap and decide not to watch.

  • Ram510

    Aww man Scandal. Oh well still the highest 10pm show for the week for any network. Scandal can catch GA another day

  • gg



    Scandal, Abcs ‘shining star’ like u said. Lmao

  • Shepherd


    Right on. I don’t watch NCIS, but I can’t imagine the show doing well without Mr. Shoop!!!
    “Wondermutt, I found BOB!!” Classic. :)

  • Kelly

    TVD is a tied series low in the demo, it’s not a series low in total viewers. Season 3 ep 19 had a 1.0 demo and 2.21 million viewers. That was the previous series low. This ep tied the series low demo, but is still higher in total viewers than 3×19. It also had a 2.22 mill in 3×20, but the demo rose to a 1.1.

  • jake3988

    PoI got a 3.0 and actually DIDN’T get adjusted down. Amazing!

    Glad also that Elementary got adjusted up. It doesn’t really seem to be affected by anything up or down. It’s consistently mediocre.

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