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.

  • X

    Bullcrap on the adjusted down settings. I love how certain shows are always adjusted down, but when they are preempted they aren’t adjusted up.

  • CrimTV


    You can’t just use the last five weeks for a shows renewal chances, you need to use the full season’s average!

  • Bobby

    Just wondering…why doesn’t CW have any half-hour comedies?

  • robin

    I wonder how TVD might do if it was placed on a less competitive night and don’t have to compete with mega hits like TBBT and idol

  • BigFlop

    @melissa could you read my comment again? thank you

  • Danny

    Wow..so Zero Hour just singlehandedly saved shows like Revenge, Castle and Nashville…All the new ABC dramas are awful..They need their vets to stay on. Also on NBC bye bye 1600 Penn

  • charmedcraft

    poor batb, im not in love with it but its worth watching. unlike nikita, tcd, 90210, & hod which I would not bother wastin my time on. out of all da poor rated shows I would like 2 c batb return.

  • Alecia

    It’s great to see Scandal holding steady and Elementary adjust up. I hope one one them move next season so I can watch both live.

  • Melissa


    You can’t just use the last five weeks for a shows renewal chances, you need to use the full season’s average!

    That’s totally a fallacy. Networks try to predict how a show will do next year. So let’s say a show is pulling big ratings in the beginning of the season, but mid-year, it starts dropping to much lower numbers. The network would have to expect the show to pull these recent lower ratings next year, not the high ones from the beginning of the season that it can no longer manage. Why do you think the Renew/Cancel index only uses ratings from mid-year and beyond to predict a show’s fate?

  • Mike

    Elementary is getting a loyal viewership , The second episode got a 2.6 and 11 million viewers. So not many viewers lost since then, That is good, that viewers are sticking with the show.

  • Brandy

    @Ron, cd got a 0.4 Mon, CW has never renewed a freshman show with that of ratings.But yes, BaTB probably will be cancelled as well as and Cult is a definate cancellation.

  • Edward

    c’mon!! Beauty and the Beast needs to get higher ratings!

  • mgbhighlander

    I love Beauty and the Beast. I hope it gets some network support for a second season.

  • Phil

    I love how people on this site love putting in the word flop to replace part of a title of a show they don’t like.

    Chicago FLOP
    The FLOP Factor
    Beauty and the FLOP
    The FLOP Diaries
    Hawaii-FLOP 0

    It’s always all caps too. You guys keepe entertained, keep it up. ;-)

  • X

    The only reason HOD, 90210, TCD, Cult are getting the time of day is because of Josh Schwartz. Otherwise, those shows are utterly horrible.

  • The Watcher

    I guess the CW should have gone on running Smallville until Tom Welling had a long gray beard and was using a walker. Looks like they might never see those sort of ratings again.

    …and KK couldn’t act her way out of a wet paper bag. She is TERRIBLE. Now we know why Smallville always focused on her big, limpid eyes instead of asking her to act!

  • JulieDawn

    Well at least BATB didn’t lose many viewers. Yeah yeah I know, that doesn’t count!

  • John A

    Lol people attacking Scandal. 2.7 at 10pm is such a embarring rating Right?

  • Anthony C.

    BATB is toast! Cancel that $h!t! HOD and TCD will be renewed!!!

  • Bee

    YAY grey’s! although 3.0 is the new 4.0 for the show this year, it’s been SO steady. most of the season has been in the 2.8-3.1 range. i hope it can go back to 3.5+ by the finale.

    YAY to scandal not adjusting down!

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