Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Parks and Recreation', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Beauty and the Beast' Adjusted Down

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February 22nd, 2013

The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up two tenths, Parks and Recreation, Grey's Anatomy, and Elementary were each adjusted up a tenth while Beauty and the Beast 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/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 5.6/17 17.62
FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.9/10 13.66
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.91
ABC Zero Hour 1.1/3 5.39
NBC Community 1.1/3 3.08
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9:01PM) 3.9/11 13.41
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.4/4 3.07
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 3.1/8 8.75
CBS Person of Interest  (9:01-10:01PM) 2.9/7 14.22
NBC Parks and Recreation (9-9:31PM) 1.4/4 2.95
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.5/1 1.52
9:30 NBC 1600 Penn (9:31-10:01PM) 1.0/3 2.34
10:00 ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.7/7 7.68
CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.4/6 11.19
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.1/3 3.88

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

  • JC

    I’ve been asking myself that same question CC. I read all the arguments and responses with this Grey’s Anatomy versus Person of Interest and still I don’t get what’s the big deal.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @CookyMonzta –

    “If I must say so (to settle the argument, fat chance though it may be), to compare POI to GA would require POI to be on TV for 6 seasons, because it was at that point when GA started to lose its 18-49 audience.”

    Whoa, hold up there Cooky. Are you trying to introduce LOGIC onto this site? I’m sorry but that’s just not allowed. ;-)

  • sarah

    “The episode was incredibly lame. It was a comedy of errors and stupidity as virtually all the characters behaved like morons. One of the worst episodes of that show yet. Because of this episode I’m developing a severe dislike of the show, more so than at any time since the premiere. I was tolerating it pretty well up until this episode.”

    No one gives a crap what a Hack thinks.

  • JulieDawn


    None of us have perfect grammar all the time, even if English is our first language.

    For instance, your constant habit of saying “doing good” instead of “doing well”.

  • DeanW

    NBC should move SVU to Thursday at 10 next Season !

  • Melissa


    Don’t try to logic w/ the illogic, you’ll never win. Anyone who claims she has a life, then is able to pull a link from 11/16/02 that contains one oft-color remark about GA & spin it to prove a point(?), well, you get my drift!

    Seriously, just get over yourself. You insisted that you never trash Grey’s and you never indicated that you were a fan of POI, and I proved you completely wrong. Instead of admitting defeat, you’re trying to say I’m illogical. Oh, and thanks for questioning my personal life (you too, Serial Rocker), but the fact that I’m defending a show I like doesn’t make me a loser. You two claim that I attack commenters, but you two are literally mocking me and Serial Rocker is making up some BS imagination of my basement. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • Melissa


    None of us have perfect grammar all the time, even if English is our first language.

    For instance, your constant habit of saying “doing good” instead of “doing well”.

    Hmm, there’s a significant difference between little grammar errors and incomprehensible sentences.

  • Maxine

    We love POI.
    Reese & Finch, you’re the best of the best.

  • HalCapone

    I’m really not hater of anything scripted. I just don’t think Elementary is anything special. It’s not an awful show, either. CBS has their typical over saturation of cop procedurals. Elementary, unlike Scandal, has no buzz, it’s audience is much older and the Super Bowl bump of 1 tenth for each of the following weeks is statistically insignificant. Just like POI, I don’t see either show growing beyond where they are right now but I am sure that POI will be around a few more seasons. Elementary, as stated previously is toast after next year. It’s 10pm ratings are middling enough to bring it back but it will be forgotten next year and canceled once it is moved to Fridays. It’s elementary, my dear John:)

  • Barbie

    Elementary <3

  • The End


    Word of advice, ignore the word hater here. The majority of people who use the word here use it incorrectly and the word in general is given out like candy on an average ratings post.

    It means nothing, don’t worry about it.


    @ Melissa

    The only thing you proved is you can dish it out but you can’t take it (unless of course you take it out of context–your #asset!). Troll on…

  • JC

    Scandal’s buzz came in it’s second season, Elementary might do the same. I find more shows start to find their stride in the second season or second half of the first season than the first. Scandal for one, Castle another, NCIS, Person of Interest, Bones, etc. The SB show buzz was overrated. It was never going to somehow generate Elementary into some top show. While I don’t see Person of Interest going anywhere beyond it’s ratings, I don’t think the same of Elementary. At least not yet.

  • DBone

    Your personality disorder become more apparent with each post. Keep it coming!

  • Dat

    @Dbone @Melissa

    She doesn’t have a personality disorder, she has a fangirl obsession with Grey’s. Plus, it’s hard for Melissa to accept that Grey’s will soon be over. Haha, the long draggy story line of a soapy hospital drama that never wants to end. *rolls eyes, since that’s what you’re good at Melissa*


    Person of Interest is one the BEST shows and is a ratings monster,can’t wait too see what comes up next in season 3.

  • Melissa


    Person of Interest is one the BEST shows and is a ratings monster,can’t wait too see what comes up next in season 3.

    Yeah! High 2’s/Low 3’s is monster level!


    I’m not sure what that post is supposed to mean Melissa,either a compliment or a diss,but the fact remains that POI’s ratings are consistently high and these numbers don’t lie,this show will be around for at least four or five seasons for me and it’s other 14 million plus viewers to enjoy and be amazed by. Thank you Johnathon Nolan and Warner Bros.


    I meant to say Person of Interest is one of THE BEST shows on television.

  • JC

    I understood you just fine Lando’s Son and I agree with you completely.

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