Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; 'Glee' Adjusted Down

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March 8th, 2013


 The Big Bang Theory, and American Idol were each  adjusted up a single tenth while Glee 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) 5.5/17 17.63
FOX American Idol (8-9:32PM) 3.6/10 13.12
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.2/3 4.35
NBC Community 1.5/5 3.29
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.4/1 0.96
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9:01PM) 3.9/11 13.54
NBC Parks and Recreation - R 1.0/3 2.33
9:00 CBS Person of Interest  (9:01-10:01PM) 2.8/8 14.57
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R (9-10:02PM) 1.1/3 3.65
NBC The Office - R (9-9:31PM) 1.1/3 2.34
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.3/1 0.76
9:30 FOX Glee (9:32-10:32PM) 2.4/7 6.72
NBC 1600 Penn (9:31-10:01PM) 0.9/2 2.10
10:00 CBS Elementary - R 1.6/5 8.69
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.0/3 3.90
ABC Scandal - R 1.0/3 3.60

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

  • Joe Petitjean

    Scandal is doing great

  • John

    Glad to see Community doing well, hope it gets renewed.

  • Yessir

    I think Community is getting renewed. Though there are news that Whitney’s co-star got included in a new show called Undateable. What does this mean for Whitney?

  • Networkman

    I have to give Glee some credit. It did quite well considering it also aired from 10pm until 10:30pm. Garnering 2.4-2.5 and having 6-7 million consistently is great for FOX.

  • Glue

    I’m glad for Community :D. Great, fun show :).

    Also, people have been talking about some of the Community cast leaving. Is this true? And if so, who is leaving?

  • Jamie

    Mumble, that’s a great point about Community’s budget will be considerably lower without Chevy. I hadnt thought of that.

  • lionssassy

    Love Person of Interest, have nothing against Grey’s. Two totally different shows.

  • SJ

    Garnering 2.4-2.5 and having 6-7 million consistently is great for FOX.

    I think you need to look up the word “consistently” in the dictionary.

  • greys-anatomy fan

    can anyone plz tell me how do we read d ratings over here ??

    for ex: greys anatomy got 1.1/3 in 18-49 rating/Sh
    Wat does this mean ?

  • JJ

    POI did great, not fine. People’s expectations are rarely based on anything accurate. Demos seem to be random and all over the place lately. It’s numbers were solid and on par with previous numbers. I’m not really convinced whether GA is on or not has anything to do with POI’s numbers. I do think sporadic scheduling is a factor. I didn’t even know it was new this week until just a few days ago. But still, it’s numbers are pretty much where they usually are and so I think trying to say they are bad just doesn’t fly.

  • Ted Craig

    There were some big time college basketball games on Thursday, with Oregon and Michigan State playing for a share of their respective conference titles. Whenever shows like POI or The Middle have lower than expected ratings, always check what college hoops games were on.

  • Sarah

    I think Glee will go back down to 2.0-2.2 next week with Grey’s being new. JMO though.

  • Sarah


    “I guess Glee is up only because of American Idol.”

    I think it had more to do with Grey’s being a repeat, but that’s JMO.

  • qRwanda

    1st Time Poster & POI fan!!! I enjoyed the episode Thursday Night. This show just keeps you either guessing or waiting & wanting more. The Det. Carter surprise at the end. WHEW

  • qRwanda

    Also I have been following the posts since last season & I have noticed that most here focus only on the 18-49 rating & not the viewers. I know for money, ads, time slots, etc. the ratings share is BIG & skewed as the most important thing to look for, but the amount of people actually watching the show matters as well.

    So POI fans no need to worry, the show in 2 seasons has never been under 11 million viewers & this season has never been under 13 million. About 14 million people watching every week is great! It is the #1 DRAMA on all of television on Thursday & #2 in viewers second only to The Big Bang Theory.

    :) now when does POI get renewed for SEASON #3?!

  • Holly


    but the amount of people actually watching the show matters as well.

    For PR and fan bragging? Sure. For renewal/cancel decisions? Nope.

  • Gabe

    Phew. I expected a huge drop for Glee. That’s actually good. Here’s hoping it doesn’t drop much next week

  • Ron

    POI had more viewers than 2.5Men Like a million more viewers, so which part of that did you miss?

  • qrwanda

    For PR and fan bragging? Sure. For renewal/cancel decisions? Nope.

    ….and that’s a shame,

  • qrwanda

    2.8 14+ million viewers = cancel

    a real shame.

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