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.

  • Skylar James

    @fringegot5seasons: funny that for a show that is “fading fast”, it still ties or beats POI so often. And has a similar demo most weeks, with half the viewers.

  • hoki

    Community is soooo getting canceled.

  • Max

    With 30 Rock gone and The Office being terrible NBC which used to be known for its comedies tha were too smart for Broadcast Tv only has an hour of good comedies left (thurs. 8-9) and with Community in danger Parks and Rec might be the only one to stay. It may be stuck with possibly the worst non-CBS comedies (Whitney and Guys With Kids)

  • Shepherd


    “Chicago Fire needs CSI to be a repeat to do overly well”

    And yet Chicago Fire tied a CSI original last night with a 1.9 demo. Hmmm…

  • AnthonyMule

    Really like Zero Hour last night hope it stays around

  • karin

    Scandal is boring and overrated..switch the shows and see?
    GA after the pathetic Last Resort got the Zero,well named obvs.

  • Ali

    Suck it Max!

  • karin

    and Glee is pathetic

  • Amanda

    Can someone break it down how Valentine’s Day doesn’t affect ratings for tv series like TVD and BATB which demographic are mostly women and are heavy about romance?

    I only ask because I see some comments here acting as those are overwhelming surprising numbers for those two TV series airing on Valentine’s Day. Yet for me it’s not surprising since last night was the first night in BATB’s run that I wasn’t home to watch it live due to going out and I’m pretty positive I can’t be the only viewer of either series who wasn’t doing the same thing!

  • networkman

    Well, I was right on the money regarding Zero Hour. I predicted it would garner 1.4 demo. What I don’t like is that it has the same results of Revenge this week. Revenge deserves higher ratings. Anyways, Scandal did not overtake Grey’s Anatomy just yet.

    And lastly, if Parks & Rec were facing The Big Bang Theory it would see a 1.2 demo as well. So I still feel Community and Parks & Rec’s performances are very similar.

  • Martin

    Also, Greys Anatomy was fantastic last night. IMO, Season 9 is the best season of the show since the first 3 seasons.

  • lakersupbyten

    B&B holding steady on Valentines day. Elementary up. Yea!!!

  • Jo

    Zero hour needs to recast the lead and send this to Syfy.

  • Kate

    Not a community fan but why does everyone think it would get canceled even though it did better than NBCs average…also with The Office, 30 Rock, Animal Practice all being canceled/ending and The New Normal being certain cancelation, guys with Kids hitting 1.0, Go On flopping despite its Olympic promotions and Voice lead in, Whitney having similar/worse ratings not to mention every single one of NBCs new comedies underperforming dramatically I doubt NBC will be too excited to cancel too many of its comedies especially if community stays at a 1.3/1.4

  • samurai99

    Elementary manages to make gains on Valentine’s day. Does this mean Elementary may soon post ratings ahead of Scandal?


  • Rob R

    does this mean “Scandal” has peaked too soon?

  • karin

    Zero Hour ,no words,cancel it asap.
    And Glee,a series low i guess?

  • Jt

    If it stays around 1.3 sure it might be ok but if it was to drop again no there would no point keeping it.

  • Justin

    Glee won’t be cancelled anytime soon. The show makes A LOT of money for FOX with merchandising, international rights, iTunes and album sales, DVDs and other products. I did read somewhere that Ryan Murphy only wanted to do the show for six seasons but who knows what will happen.

  • Ultima

    @Rob R
    does this mean “Scandal” has peaked too soon?

    Why would you think Scandal has already peaked? It’s way up from last year and this fall.

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