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.

  • Amanda

    “Because Valentine’s Day floral arrangements for Beasties are traditionally made from Wallflowers.”

    Said the one who’s always on this site at all hours of the day… seriously you have no room to be calling anyone a wallflower.

  • Buffy

    Anyone know the vampire diaries series low??? ????

  • Petar Ivanov

    seriously don’t get it. Why so many people think that when they move shows and premire as many shows as they can find names of the new shows is better?

    Every new show need a lot of resources and money for promos, advertisment, network time, lead-in show, compatible show on the network etc.

    People can at least read in renew/cancel index to see which show where stay. I think even nbc will try to be stable next season.

  • GoYo

    Fox needs to move Idol back to tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Fox needs to move Idol back to tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    Against the voice?

  • rob60990

    If Grey’s Anatomy is on its last legs, what does that say about Person of Interest which is only in its 2nd season and barely beating it? :D

  • getmilk

    Pity Scandal got adjusted down. I thought it would beat Grey’s Anatomy for once. I like it a lot better than Grey’s Anatomy.

    Beauty and the Beast will experience the same fate as TSC. 0.5 is pathetic.

  • Petar Ivanov


    It means that is #1 broadcast drama of the week. And #2 CBS(and may be broadcast) drama for the season. Some (onceagain) some Greys anatomy fans are so low and pathetic. First was POI fault, now is Scandal fault and next season when even more shows will start beating Greys not sure which fault will be. Get it people its abc fault. Great shows should stop in their primes or close to that like friends, lost etc. When this is not happen because show is still profitable and network want more money fans start looking like losers and bitter(like now) when more and more fans leaving once great show.

  • Hugh

    BBT is very volatile. 2.5 Men is doing well and its much more consistent.

  • Tom

    @ Amanda How can I respond to a Beastie who needs to believe her one evening outing must reflect some national trend? Needless to say, I’ll continue monitoring this site for more reports on your riveting social life.

  • david

    to bad for TVD and Beauty and eht eBeast last night.

  • Rebecca

    Some time in the next year or two, however long Parks stays on the air, an Emmy needs to be awarded to Amy Poehler. She’s fantastic on Parks…just finished watching the producer’s cut of last night’s episode on hulu. Can’t wait for part 2 to air next week. I like the whole cast, but Amy is top notch.

  • Maya

    Wow, I can’t believe that Supernatural beat TVD in total viewers this week.

  • jackieO

    YAY Scandal
    TVD did poorly. The show is getting too depressing. Why are all the characters just dying?

  • Lynn

    Ouch, TVD is on a downward spiral. Ratings haven’t been great since this season started, and slowly decreasing. They used to be #1 on CW didn’t they? Seems they keep pushing viewers to become uninterested slowly. Can’t really blame them, storylines and characters have been poorly written lately. JP better wisen up.

  • Billy


    That statement is laughable. TBBT is volatile within about 5.5 and 6.0 every week. That is only good enough to be the top scripted show on network TV standing a full 1 to 1.5 points over everything else on TV. No show on TV can even generate a 4.0 anymore including MF. Don’t you realize when you have as many viewers as TBBT has you will have lots of casual viewers that will come and go every week. Did you really think that all of TBBT’s viewers are devoted fans who watch every single week ?

    Yes, TAAHM is very steady. It retains about 70% of whatever TBBT gives it every week.

  • thesnowleopard

    Oh, get over yourself. Nobody is saying TVD is dead. It’s quite healthy and isn’t going anywhere. But it was still third this week and the fans of the other two shows have every right to be happy about that.

  • networkman

    There is a problem that arises when there is any competition. Either the winner can become satisfied with just doing enough to always come out on top or they can challenge themselves to actually be able to see better results.

    In my opinion, CBS can be stronger. But that means not keeping things status quo. If CBS feels all they need to do is add 3 or 4 new shows then they really have an over exaggerated sense of themselves. I can understand them wanting to drain every last drop from their existing shows but many of them simply can not afford to remain in their existing timeslots. We are seeing decreases in majority of the timeslots. Move older popular shows where they can help improve the numbers on timeslots. NCIS:LA needs to stand on its own. Criminal Minds will be strong in the 10pm hour. And Person of Interest would win its timeslot in the 10pm hour.

  • networkman

    correction: There is a problem that arises when there isn’t any competition.

  • andri

    Zero dark thirty. was a warded waxed disanppointment. I expect the academy awarded movie to snub an award instead. At least, expected a scandal ratings share value-thinking 8 mill. viewers

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