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.

  • Douglas Pieluhowski

    YAY Scandal steady at highs. GREAT! =D
    By the way, Elementary FINALLY had a better rating after “the Super Bowl boost”, but I still think the show will be easily renewed.
    (PS: OUCH to BATB, Zero Hour and 1600 Penn. I think all these three shows will be cancelled.)

  • Lol

    I knew beauty and the flop would adjust down lmao! What’s the excuse now dumbies? No valentine’s day, and you claim the episode was great, so why aren’t people oe the legion of dumbies watxhing? LMAO

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Petar, go learn English and come back when you can write gramatically correct sentences, English is my second language too so I know what I’m talking about. PoI won’t run for 10 seasons like Grey’s will, you’re so obsessed with that show is a little frightening, tbh.

  • Sara


  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Grammatically* lol I’m on my phone, I do realize how ironic that is, LOL.

  • rob60990

    “Just keep zero hour for christs sake. Any show abc puts there isnt gonna do that great anyway.”

    If the CW has a show that works in this timeslot, ABC has no excuse. They keep trying the wrong shows in this timeslot, shows that would fail if placed anywhere else on schedule.

  • Lol

    Tvd gets a 1.3, batb a 0.5, way more than 50% loss of retention, there isnt reason t o renew this show it would tank if moved to a,new night

  • SJ

    At any given time there can be three or four storylines running concurrently.

    Congratulations, you’ve just described every single drama on television.

    Network TV doesn’t like to do serialized shows, they are afraid that viewers wouldn’t want to follow a serial

    You do realize that, apart from Body of Proof and Castle, every single drama on ABC is a serial, right?

  • Seth

    The only way “Zero Hour” can be saved is if they put it in between Grey’s and Scandal.
    Also, Anthony is a good actor but he lacks what an actor a leading man – Charisma.


    @ Melissa

    Then why not enlighten us to all those other noms that I “forgot.”

    Also, a win is always much better than a nom, so gloat it out!

  • CrystalFissure

    Community won’t get cancelled. Once we see DVR ratings and you take into account the competition, they won’t cancel it.

  • sarah

    Why is BatB always being adjusted down for some unknown reason, but whenever it is preempted in my area it is never adjusted up? Why would its half hour viewing membership decrease when all the other shows are on one hour time slots? If it looks, feels, and stinks like a fish, it probably is.

  • sarah

    Oh I see now. They want me to believe there was a drop off from Parks to 1600 Penn. Hahaha. That’s a good one. Stop manipulating the numbers Neildumb.

  • PurpleDrazi
  • SJ

    Heigl is really the only main cast member to ever get an Emmy?! *headdesk*

  • networkman

    Ok, so Community and Parks & Rec share the same total amount of viewers, yet Parks & Rec skew younger by .3? I still say Community faces Big Bang Theory, instead of Two & a Half Men. Maybe more of the desired demographic would watch Community if not for the competition. Community garnered somewhat more viewers but they are older than Parks? Whatever. Either both should be renewed or both cancelled.

  • halloween

    No new Thursday cw shows for next few weeks…BatB may hit under .5 once the Daylight Saving Time begins

  • Chris2.0

    I’m glad to see The Big Bang @ The Vampire Diaries up this week, both were great. :) :)

    CW should get rid of Beauty and the Beast, that show is a hot mess. The writing is terrible, the dialogue is even worse and the acting blows. Just terrible show! I hope they renew The Carrie Diaries instead.

  • PurpleDrazi


    “Why would its half hour viewing membership decrease when all the other shows are on one hour time slots?”

    All the other shows? Really? Are we forgetting that there are over 100+ cable shows out there including news and sports that do not follow your “hour long” theory. Plus, there is the internet, Xbox, a book…

    Maybe people are just bored and turning to another form of entertainment.


    @ SJ

    As far as I can tell, yes. I was surprised Sandra Oh didn’t win one, especially in the early years.

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