Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'American Idol' & 'Community' Adjusted Up; 'Elementary' Adjusted Down

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March 15th, 2013


 The Big Bang Theory, was adjusted up three tenths, American Idol and Community were each  adjusted up a single tenth, and Elementary 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 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.8 16 15.90
FOX American Idol 3.1 10 11.93
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.3 4 4.47
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.1 4 2.41
NBC Community 1.1 4 2.58
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.3 10 12.18
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.6 5 3.00
9:00PM CBS Person of Interest 2.9 8 14.34
ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.6 7 8.20
FOX Glee 2.0 6 5.37
NBC The Office 1.9 5 3.54
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.5 1 1.43
9:30 PM NBC 1600 Penn 1.0 3 2.23
10:00 PM CBS Elementary 2.3 7 11.33
ABC Scandal -R 1.1 4 3.86
NBC Law & Order: SVU -R 0.9 3 3.77

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

  • Oliver

    Community merely matched its series low and equalled TVD. Less embarrassing, especially considering daylight savings.

  • BL


  • Just Desserts

    Elementary sucks! :)

    Go Community!!!

  • Michael

    It’s a good thing, American Idol is able to create superstars in the making.

  • John A

    Knew the CW wouldnt adjust down as it didnt look inflated anyway.

  • Renee

    Thank you. I was afraid Beauty & The Beast would adjust down and that would be the final nail.

  • SJ

    Elementary had one of its best episodes last night. Lucy Liu is amazing!

    That’s not nearly as many adjustments as I had anticipated. Series low for Grey’s, but all things considered, still quite OK. It will likely rebound in the coming weeks as it’s all-new for the next three weeks in a row. But I doubt we’ll be seeing 3s before May sweeps.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    It wasn’t exactly a smart choice by affiliates to pre-empt the Big Bang Theory. It’s the number one broadcast show, it will get better ratings than anything else

  • Billy

    Wow. I am amazed TBBT went up .3 while be preempted in parts of the country. Considering how the entire night was down that 4.8 is looking very strong.

  • Caris

    It’s bad for TVD… Hope it’ll get better till the end of a season

  • Oliver

    Holy crap, The Office has a heavy 18-49 skew. About 2/3s if its entire audience was in the demo.

  • matt

    Community is weak, Elementary rocks

  • kyle

    I don’t understand what happened to Community, last night was great.

  • Michael

    I wonder if season 5 will be the first time TVD will hit below a 1.0!

  • Petar

    GREAT FOR POI! Good thing is that is not lead in dependent. TAHM without huge BBT is almost at POI levels so CBS decicion to put TAHM after BBT look so smart now.

  • samurai99

    Ah, Elementary. Ah well, still beating every other show on that network at 10.

    Community is marginally less embarrassing now.

  • Sheldon Hooper

    Hooray for TBBT!

  • CBSviewer

    Beauty and the Beast is DOA.
    CW needs the thursday at 9 slot to Premiere The Originals.

  • tim_m

    So much for the the POI adjusting down trend continuing.

  • John A

    Is that a series low for Greys?

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