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

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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.

  • John A

    Yes TVD. Great. I Still think BATB has a shot at renewel. They wont can everything. Lol Community below 3 million bright side is it beat Whitney for once.

  • NGH

    Everyone does realize this was an Idol results show right? That’s always had much lower ratings than it’s Wednesday performance shows. The show is still in top 10 of the week territory.

    Breathe people.

  • Wright

    Great for TVD. Even though it got adjusted down it’s still good for B&tB.

  • disney rocks

    ABC 2013/14 schedule-


    7- AFHV
    8- DWTS/The Bachelor

    10- Nasville


    8- OUAT
    9- DWTS Results/wife swap (12 episodes)/DWTS results
    10- Castle


    8- The Middle
    8:30- NEW sitcome
    9- Scanda
    10- NEW drama


    8- Suburgatory
    9- Modern Family
    9:30- NEW sitcom
    10- revenge


    8- BOP (22 episodes; 13 episodes- Sep-Dec; 9 episodes- April-May)/Splash- (JNaury-March)
    9- GA (FInal season)
    10- NEW drama


    8- ST
    9- LMS/MC
    10- 20/20

  • Michael

    Vampire Diaries is so steady!

  • danny94

    Sucks that BATB was adjusted down at this point i have no idea what the cw are going to do with it

  • charmedcraft

    dats still really good 4 batb

  • rob60990

    GO Grey’s. :D

    Beauty & the Beast is still dead. It lost more than half its lead-in.

  • Billy


    The Idol ratings are still good compared to all of TV, but terrible compared to where it was. That was a show which once had over 30 million viewers. It is just tumbling to levels no one ever could have seen coming.

  • halloween

    TVD beat NBC’s entire lineup last night….ouch :)

  • Lakersupby10

    @juliedawn…yes we will take it…almost 2 million viewers…too B&B always seems to break the odds in it’s favor.lol

  • starship

    BATB is still up compared to last week and it even got a 0.7 in the later half hour (in preliminaries), with the huge cliffhanger last night I won’t be surprised to see it climb again next week. Still early to tell whether it will get renewed, but if it stabilises at 0.6 or higher, its chances are a lot better than when it was hitting those 0.5s.

  • Michael

    Scandal really found its footing with ABC! I remember when this show was struggling to reach 1.9 in the demo.

  • rob60990

    I’m all for Scandal airing on its own without being propped up by a good lead-in. It would sink. :D

  • tom

    1.1 for community, opposite ncaa & a series low AI is pathetic.

  • AlexL

    Why is CBS airing these basketball games with such low ratings?!

  • AlexL

    Why is CBS airing these basketball games with such low ratings?!

  • Garrett

    Nice Community! If holds a 1.1 the rest of the season thats a renewal. NBC ratings are trash and Community is their second best sitcom behind Parks and Rec. Seems like a renewal to me.

  • david

    Good to see TVD up. To bad Beauty and the Beast fell to a .6 but, its better than last weeks .5 and better than Carrie Diaries .4 for sure. I think it has a little chance of being renewed as where Carrie Diaries does not because it has a bunch of .4’s.

  • Cass

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

    Depends on how NBC feels about its other pack of ratings losers. As much as I enjoy TVD, I never thought I’d see it occasionally trouncing some airings of NBC and ABC shows. And it isn’t due to TVD surging! It’s due to ratings all around declining (or freefalling in NBC’s case).

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