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.

  • Mon

    Here were the ratings last year March 15 (when CBS had NCAA)

    American Idol 4.6/14
    Touch (R) 2.2/6
    Grey’s Anatomy 3.0/8
    Community 2.2/7 – holy sh what happened?!
    The Office 2.4/6

    I love Friday. I can do this! lol

  • Mitch


    “POI and Greys will be #2 and #3 dramas.”

    Grey’s will deff be #2. But PoI might lose the bronze to revolution which has a higher average right now

  • CookyMonzta

    By the way, Petar, NCIS isn’t dropping, it’s RISING! This season their viewership will almost certainly finish at an all-time high! Right now, they’re at 22.2 million.

  • outlawz

    lol @ 99% of ppl saying poi will adjust down .. n lol @ ai n greys

  • NBC Fan


    I agree. I don’t why people would want to watch tv shows on a smaller computer or phone screen when they can watch it on a bigger tv screen.

  • jake3988

    I knew daylight savings time would affect 8pm hour… but a FULL rating point dip for TBBT? Wow.

    And it’s very pronounced considering PoI actually went up!

  • Petar

    @I think its time for POI to go up .1 pts each week

    Unfortunately doubt that. POI has 4 more episodes this season. Last year POI last 4 episodes were between 2.5-2.6. If this season is 2.7-2.8 will be great. One will be vs nfl draft a lot of males in us watch that.

    ps CBS cut POI episodes with 1 so they will air against Idol, Grey, scandal and the office finale Elementary 2 hours. This looks like smartest decision on earth or stupid one. Elementary vs no competition tonight was down so i really doubt that will hold well against greay idol and the office finale.

  • Jake

    I don’t know why this guy Petar keeps posting his comments on this site, his posts are hard to understand, on top of that, tons of spelling mistakes. Maybe take some time to polish his English rather than wasting space here and other people’s time.

  • Laura

    bad for B & B will not be saved, mediocre actors and show boring and ugly.

  • erwanfromfrance

    In France, Glee’s ratings felt so hard from 1.2 millions average in season 2 to 0.4 million in season 3, the whole season didn’t air and was burn-off to Saturday . It’s airing on cable.

  • Petar


    Well you should listen eridapo he is the best in that math and he say that is there are adjusments for ncaa preemtion will be with tenth down no more.


    NCIS is down too. In main demo which is what count here.

    Will see. I forgot for Revolution. The batle will be between POI GREYS and Revolution. I guess the margin will be tenth or two. no more.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    Kind of harsh of you to say that.
    You could always avert your eyes when you see his name come up in large bold font.

  • CookyMonzta


    When it comes to where these shows rank at the end of the season, they look at the shows’ OVERALL VIEWERSHIP. Not everyone who watches a show like NCIS is 49 or younger.

  • Ash

    Well,well,well. Looks like POI didn’t adjust down after many people were already guaranteeing it would happen ;)

  • halloween

    no point to renew Beauty and the Beast…next season rating would be even lower

  • Petar


    If CBS move POI will be to put it on wednesday at 8 as anchor or 9 to escape from fall football on nfl network which definitely affected POI ratings. And i like that option but doubt it. They(CBS) already clean up thursdays from Big brother so they can rerun POI on its slot all summer. I guess cbs will put ncis spin off to tueday and beverly hills cop to monday. moms to monday too. and if big if they pick these single cams to friday. they will bomp anyway. CM will be move to 10 pm for last season or to and may be csi to friday or sunday.

  • Ted Craig

    Community still barely beat 1600 Penn and nobody expects that to be renewed. The numbers remain horrible.

  • rob60990

    Wife Swap won’t do any better than that Shark Tank rerun IMO. I’m becoming more and more convinced ST could survive in that timeslot. Expectations are probably extremely low but then again why mess with it dominating Fridays? Decisions, decisions.

    Terrible for that Scandal rerun after Grey’s. ABC won’t stop showing that horrible Oscars promo. They never showed Revenge’s far superior promo outside the Oscars. If Scandal was new, it would have tanked below Elementary.

  • Spencer

    Wow Community. The last episodes were horrible but this one was actually good.

  • Petar


    Its your choice to read or not to respond or not. I made a lot of friends here and want to write and read their opinions too.


    I know that i read info in wikipedia and there rank is about viewers too. But here in this site – TVBTN 18-49 is what matter.

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