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.

  • sarah

    “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!”

    What’s a matter? She didn’t do the casting couch for you?

  • BigFlop

    Zero Hour saved Castle!!!!??? the funniest thing I’ve read today LOL

  • Hi

    And if Nikita tie or beat batb today? Hehe

  • Mon

    The Big Bang Theory is unstoppable. It’s consistently funny no wonder the ratings remain up there. After last night’s episode, I hope to see more of Penny’s acting chops! Here are ratings from last year Feb 24 according to this site:

    TBBT 5.3/16
    Rob 2.9/8 (so low)
    POI 3.1/8
    The Mentalist 2.6/7
    American Idol 4.5/13
    Grey’s Anatomy 3.1/8

  • OWL

    Don’t worry people! Although I stoped watching B&B because I find it extremely boring, the show will be renewed at least to go on Fridays with Nikita. However, if Dixie and TCD perform better, then B&B is dead. From my POV, The CW should cancel the 4 bubble shows (including 90210) and overhaul the schedule since the only thing that actually works is Wednesday and TVD. Plus, Nikita has been doing better than those bubble shows.

  • Wright

    Good for Elementary…bad for B&tB. I was hoping TVD would adjust up.

  • Davis

    Should The CW just announce HART OF DIXIE’s 3rd season now or…..

  • chrisss

    @ omabin

    I like that schedule, but the only show from CBS studios on your schedule is The Originals, which is a co-production with WB. So because of that, Beauty and the Beast could be renewed or perhaps even 90210 could get a final season.

  • Michael

    I’m surprised Community didn’t rebound from last week! Obviously, last week was Valentine’s Day, so young adults weren’t at home watching TV. TVD back to its usual numbers!

  • Ron

    @Brandy Lol i agree but the Cw is not going to cancel their entire monday line up or their entire tuesday line up which did a .5 and .3 this week.CW is in a tough situation.B&B flopping also

  • Seth

    Someone here mentioned that ABC should move Greys and Scandal down to 8pm and 9pm, then put a lesser ratings magnet show at 10pm.
    I totally agree, it’s hard for a 10pm show like Scandal or CBS:Elementary to get huge viewers who are preparing to turn in because the following day is a work day.

    I myself watch Scandal on the ABC website the next evening, Scandal is just too late for me.

  • starship

    Big Bang Theory needs to go back to its series highs, last night’s episode was hilarious. I haven’t laughed out loud watching BBT this season, but last night’s had a few such moments. They need to get Ashton Kutcher to sign on the dotted line for season 11 of TAAHM as well because it was also great last night.
    I hope BATB rises when it returns in March, it’s a nice little show. Even if the CW launch 4 new series in the fall, they still need another show to renew, apart from Nikita and Hart of Dixie and at the moments BATB is the clear winner of that race. If it falls even further, though, 90210 will be getting it’s short final season next fall because Carrie Diaries and Cult are dead.

  • Melissa


    Here are ratings from last year Feb 24 according to this site:

    TBBT 5.3/16
    Rob 2.9/8 (so low)
    POI 3.1/8
    The Mentalist 2.6/7
    American Idol 4.5/13
    Grey’s Anatomy 3.1/8

    So Grey’s Anatomy is flat vs. the year ago telecast and Person of Interest is down 7%. What was Petar Ivanov saying about Person of Interest being the only drama up year-to-year? ;-)

  • BigFlop

    good for Elementary beat H50 :D
    B&B bad, really bad.

  • CrimTV


    NBC will renew Go On and use it’s earlier higher ratings as an excuse for it’s renewal despite it’s low 1’s now :)

  • rob60990

    Nice to see Grey’s steady year to year while the so called fastest growing show Person of Interest is down even with a much better lead-in this year.

  • stacey

    So, here is what is going to sound like a story math problem….

    BATB is getting a .5 in the demo with about 1.6 million eyeballs. HOD is getting a .5 in the demo with about 1.3 million eyeballs. Do both of them have equal chance for renewal or is the variable x involved? And if that is so, how do we find x and then solve for y (renewal).

    Because my math….which means NOTHING says that variable x is next year’s crop of pilots and they are all SciFi in nature and that would conclude that BATB has a better chance? Does this make sense?

  • Charmed

    TCD season 2! I love 90210, but if it gets a final season over a TCD renewal I will be so mad, can’t they see all of the fans from the start have stopped watching?

  • CrimTV

    CW, last year Feb. 16 (not Feb 24 as they had repeats)

    08:00 – The Vampire Diaries – 1.4/4 – 2.90
    09:00 – The Secret Circle – 0.7/2 – 1.71

    So TVD is practically not falling far year-to-year which is good and I could see the series lasting for 6 seasons (if the show falls apart in season 5 and CW give it a final season, but maybe season 7-8.

    B&TB two tenths below TSC!

  • CrimTV


    I don’t think The Carrie Diaries *or* 90210 will get a renewal i’m afraid!

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