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.

  • JR35

    I don’t know why networks don’t wait for final numbers to do those press releases- especially ABC.

  • jess

    tvd is so bad this season. they deserve these ratings. this season of delena and elena being sired is awful. they really need to end this love triangle once and for all.

  • Ultima

    I don’t know why networks don’t wait for final numbers to do those press releases

    Because a press release that comes out during the middle of the day reaches a lot more people than one that comes out after 5:00pm eastern.



  • Ram510

    So Community and TBBT both adjust up and that mean they both are down 7 tenths (on a holiday) from last week yet everybody is worried about Community. TBBT has a lot more room to fall but that still a steep drop. I expect both shows to be up next week. Gosh, May cant get here soon enough so people can shut up

  • HalCapone

    No fun when all the shows during a time period adjust up (well, at least on the adult networks)

  • Tim

    Shows as Scandal and RVN prove that demo viewers watch TV at 10 pm when shows are good.

  • Ram510

    @ Jo

    Great idea Zero Hour would be perfect on Syfy

  • Ultima

    May cant get here soon enough so people can shut up

    You and I remember last May very differently… ;)

  • networkman

    The big question for CBS is will they expand Thursday to a 2 hour comedy block. This would be there best opportunity to do so with The Office ending and Grey’s in decline. If they do not, then only 1 new comedy will be premiering in the Fall. I feel Elementary is not strong enough to stay on Thursday, so why not go for it

    7pm 60 Minutes
    8pm The Amazing Race/Survivor
    9pm Elementary
    10pm The Mentalist(18 episodes)/The Good Wife(13 episodes)

    8pm How I Met Your Mother
    8:30pm *The Crazy Ones w/Robin Williams- I would try the single cam here
    9pm 2 Broke Girls
    9:30pm Mike & Molly
    10pm *Hostages w/Toni Collette

    8pm NCIS
    9pm *NCIS:Red
    10pm Hawaii Five-O

    8pm NCIS:LA
    9pm *Intelligence w/Josh Holloway
    10om Criminal Minds

    8pm The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 *Mom
    9pm Two & a Half Men
    9:30 *Ex Men w/Tony Shalhoub- I would try another single cam comedy
    10pm Person of Interest

    8pm *Beverly Hills Cop
    9pm CSI
    10pm Blue Bloods

    CBS needs at least 7 new shows. They can’t just sit back and continue to rely on their older shows. They will see decline, with many nearing the end of their runs. So with 4 new dramas, that will give them a better chance of at least producing 2 hits that can help the network in the future. It is the same scenerio with the comedies since HIMYM and TAAHM should be ending.

  • sarah nz

    PoI kept the 3.0 :)


    @ Petar Ivanov

    Thanks for the CBS fall schedule link

    COM for me would be Jacki Weaver “The McCarthy’s”

    DRAM “The Advocates” CCH Pounder

    EW featured NCIS spinoff & only revealed same as link

  • robin


    yes the pace of the storyline is moving very slow with the already bad storylines(that dumb ass sire bond and cure) on top of the fact that the originals have completely invaded the show and klaus refuses to die. and they keep shoving that awful love triangle in our faces. but its a shame the ratings fell last episode because it was one of the better ones this season.

  • Bee

    LMAO at the people criticizing scandal’s 2.7. even if the show was doing 1.9-2.1 like the first few episodes of the season, it would be good enough considering all the other problems ABC has at the moment and the 10PM hour in general across all nights. but the show got bumps and those bumps stuck and now it’s the #1 10PM drama on all the networks.

    anyway, i don’t expect that it’ll beat grey’s soon since grey’s seemed to have been more affected by v-day or whatever and the main hospital storyline is picking up major steam. but i can’t wait for the day (and i hope it comes this season) that they both do 3.0+!

  • gregg

    i am new to the ratings game, but Elementery is 2.3 and Scandal is 2.7. I would think Elementry would be higher since it was lagged after the Super bowl. Most shopw get huge rating after the game right?

  • Ultima

    10pm The Mentalist(18 episodes)/The Good Wife(13 episodes)

    CBS typcially can only fit 23-24 episodes of a Sunday drama into the schedule. There’s no way 31 is happening.

    Also, CBS isn’t known for shuffle shows all over the schedule. They’re finally #1 for the first time in forever, why would they makig big changes now?

  • CrimTV

    People may criticise Elementary but it is VERY stable, hasn’t it been in the 2.2-2.4 range now for weeks

  • Ultima

    *make big changes

  • Nathan

    I’m dying from laughter at the people hating on Scandal’s adjustment. Where were they when the show was hitting series highs?

  • lll

    +1 for sarah nz comment

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