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.

  • Lauren


    Ringer has been a flop with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

  • davie

    DAMN Community losing to TVD is so bad. I loved last nights episode too!


    hoping Sony will give Season 5 to NBC for a great price, maybe the show will actually be put on Fridays next year?

  • frodo


    CW this season has nothing to do with last season, they are in a different situation, also the biggest reason that Secret got canceled is because it collapsed. It was getting high numbers(0.8-.0.9) and kept on decreasing as the season went along stabilizing at a 0.5.

    So far Beauty has been steadier always around the 0.5-0.7 range. As the season keeps on going it seems Beauty is picking up buzz, with Secret it was the opposite. Also The Secret Circle was far more expensive than Beauty

  • gary

    Scandal makes the best numbers at 10 pm in all networks in all week

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Well, even though BATB got adjusted down, it still held onto a .6 which is what it needs to do to have any shot at being renewed. It’s up week to week over its last episode.

    It’s still bubble material, however.

  • Ice Mountain

    “When I saw BATB get that 0.7 earlier, I thought a renewal was very likely, but an entire tenth makes a difference for The CW and now I think its a goner again.”

    You’re really naive then the show is already making money overseas and its ratings have been really stable and the fact that The CW saw it grow the last couple of weeks doesn’t all the sudden put it in the danger zone. It don’t work like that buddy.

  • Loke

    Not so fast beasties, come on they clearly wasnt a lot of competition on last night with the office repeat and NCAA basketball at 9. This might just be a fluke, lets see how they hold up when person of interest returns in 2 weeks time

    same thing for TVD

  • davie

    @ icemountain

    are you serious? However you’d like to spin it, Whitney LOST to Community. Yes you’re right, at least it didn’t lose to TheCW, (sure as hell didn’t beat it, Arrow still tied Whitney’s 1.0)

    watsup now? As a Community lover I am really, really, really, really, really…hoping that Universal makes the right choice if it comes down to Community or Whitney for next season. Lets get real.

  • Lauren

    @Ice Mountain

    BATB ratings stable? Best demo : 1.2 Worst demo : 0.5.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Ice Mountain: “the show is already making money overseas”

    Which only offsets the difference between license fees and production costs, presumably. It’s probably still marginal compared to ad revenue.

    “its ratings have been really stable”


    “the fact that The CW saw it grow the last couple of weeks”

    No, it’s been stable for three episodes, not growing in ratings or viewers. It’s fluctuated considerably in viewers and its ratings have been .5 for the last three episodes, on a downward trend from its midseason high of .7.

    “doesn’t all the sudden put it in the danger zone”

    No, it puts in on the bubble. Which, considering the CW has canceled as many as 85% of its new shows in recent seasons, makes it in the danger zone.

  • Melissa

    The episodes of Scandal this season before the #whoshotfitz ploy and subsequent surge (9/27-11/29) averaged a 2.0. Ever since the surge (12/6-present), Scandal has been averaging a 2.7. That is a whopping 35% increase!

  • CH2164

    anyone actually got a link that says BATB is doing well overseas??

    or like someone said international success

  • BigFlop

    scandal 2.7 ?? with no competition?? no good signs for the future.

  • lola


  • Ice Mountain

    @ davie

    You spun everything in your response Community lover. If you’re really hoping that Universal/Comcast makes the right decision for Community then I’ll feel really sorry for you come May when they announce that they’re cancelling the show.

    Hey we can make the same argument that Whitney beat Community in viewers but I’m not even going to do that because both shows ratings suck. Both of them are losers and should be cancelled but at least NBC owns 100% of Whitney and can renew it for syndication purposes for 2016. What kind of real money can they make off of Community in syndication when Sony is making most of that money?

    @ Lauren

    Talk about reaching! We’re talking about its recent numbers you reached all the way to its premiere rating which of course is going to be its highest number of the season. Try again at spinning.

    @ Richard Steven Hack

    Nothing you said really I can really agree with or waste my time responding to because I know what the hell I’m talking about.

  • Ice Mountain

    “or like someone said international success”

    Those numbers were not made for the public to look at they are financial reports that you have to pay for unless someone leaks them you won’t know or ever see them.

  • BigFlop

    sorry the MVP this season is REVOLUTION, beat Scandal in demos and in viewers too. And Revolution has a tough competition, Scandal??? last night was NOT excellent!

  • Loke

    All new The office and POI return on Thurdsay 4th april, Beastie only have 1 more week to celebrate the illusion of rating increase.

  • Dillan

    @Ice Mountain:

    Do you remember a show called “Ringer”? That show probably sold far more overseas than BATB has. You “beasties” need to come up with some better excuses.

  • Ice Mountain

    @ BigFlop

    Scandal is much more of a MVP than Revolution, that show hasn’t even aired without The Voice as its lead-in. Chicago Fire is more of a legit MVP than Revolution. When Revolution can put up those same performances without The Voice as its lead-in then give me a call.

    @ Dillian

    ROLL MY EYES! Correction Ringer did not do that well overseas last season that’s why it didn’t comeback like Secret Circle. Ringer also didn’t do too well in the ratings domestically.

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