Thursday Final Ratings:'The Vampire Diaries', 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy' & '1600 Penn' Adjusted Up; 'Beauty and the Beast' Adjusted Down

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March 22nd, 2013

Grey's Anatomy March 21

American Idol, The Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy and the 9:30PM 1600 Penn 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. The final numbers for the NCAA Tournament, broken out by game, can also be found below.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 2.9/9 11.93
CBS NCAA Basketball S. Dakota Vs. Michigan (8-9:09PM) 1.8/6 5.47
ABC Wife Swap - Season Premiere 1.7/5 4.97
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3.4 2.65
NBC Community 1.1/4 2.95
8:30 NBC 1600 Penn 0.9/3 2.49
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 3.0/8 9.39
FOX Glee 2.0/6 5.91
CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament(9:09-9:27) 1.5/4 4.71
NBC The Office - R (9-9:31PM) 0.9/2 2.27
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/2 1.72
9:30 CBS NCAA Basketball Akron Vs. VCU (9:28-11:39PM) 1.2/4 3.32
NBC 1600 Penn (9:31-10:01PM) 0.9/2 2.32
10:00 ABC Scandal 2.7/8 8.51
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.1/3 4.24

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

  • Tihomir

    Vampire diaries epic win. :D Good for Grey’s too.

  • robin

    yay TVD

  • Win

    Muahahaha suck it beasties!

  • s0303

    i knew tvd would adjust up and batb down :( at least batb still up from last week, though it probably won’t matter…i think it’s a goner :(

  • Jenny

    I thought last night’s episode of TVD was terrible. What is going on this season?

  • Bee

    grey’s wins the night! YAAAAAY! and great rebound from last week.

    idol still below 3.0.

    scandal didn’t adjust down. woo!

  • halloween

    GO TVD :) good job

  • Lakersupby10

    Beauty steady and climbing..congrats,

  • Bookworm

    Great for Grey! No adjustments for Scandal!!

  • halloween

    poor Batb looking worse now

  • Chris

    The only thing funny about Community are its ratings. Losing to the CW? Pure comedy.

  • Lakersupby10

    Beauty most likely will be renewed…it has held steady for most of the year. This is good news!

  • Immaculate

    Lol. It’s laughable how BatB always gets adjusted down. Last time it was adjusted from a .6 to a .5 while TVD goes in the opposite direction. Likewise, it does the same thing again here though the opposite half hour rankings were in effect. I guess the DST “effect” only has an effect on later shows right?

  • Melissa

    ABC had a great night.

    Overall: It managed to win the night for the first time in ages with A18-49.

    Wife Swap: Highest number in the death slot since the early fall. Hopefully it sticks.

    Grey’s Anatomy: Rebounded great from last week’s series low 2.6, and managed to top American Idol as the #1 show last night. Also, highest total viewership number since the third episode of the season!

    Scandal: Amazing that it held onto its 2.7 again despite returning from a multi-week hiatus. Also, viewership series high!

  • Tea

    Go Greys still no 1

  • JulieDawn

    Even with the adjustment, BATB still up over last week, so we’ll take it!

  • Melissa

    Also, Grey’s Anatomy was the only show to crack a 3.0 last night!

  • Liam

    BATB seems to have stablized out now and Greys beat Idol, when that happens you know something is seriously wrong.

  • halloween

    @JulieDawn a .6 out of 1.3 meant cancellation last season

  • Billy

    Congrats to Grey’s Anatomy for winning the night.

    Idol under a 3.0 is just amazing. What will it be next season ?

    Community now under 3 million viewers with the 1.1. How in the world can NBC renew a show like that ?

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