Thursday Final Ratings: 'American Idol' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'Raising Hope' Adjusted Down

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March 29th, 2013

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American Idol, and Grey's Anatomy were each adjusted up a tenth while Raising Hope (9PM) 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 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 2.8 9 11.43
CBS NCAA Basketball (Marquette/Miami) 8PM-9:30 1.7 7 5.77
ABC Wife Swap 1.4 5 4.23
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.2 4 2.46
NBC Community -R 0.7 3 2.24
8:30PM NBC 1600 Penn 0.7 2 1.92
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.9 8 9.02
FOX Raising Hope 1.3 4 4.16
NBC The Office -R 0.7 2 1.62
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6 2 1.50
9:30 PM CBS NCAA Basketball (Syracuse/Indiana) 9:30-12:04 2.8 9 7.99
FOX Raising Hope 1.2 3 3.28
NBC 1600 Penn 0.7 2 1.91
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.6 7 7.97
NBC Law & Order: SVU -R 1.0 3 3.95

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

  • lakersupbyten

    B&B is solid heading toward the end of the season.

  • rob60990

    Go Grey’s! More than doubling its lead-in, a true self-starter! ABC would be wise to put a new show after Grey’s next season but they’re probably under some delusion Scandal will be the new anchor of Thursdays when Grey’s is gone, when in reality it will probably die without it.


    Raising Hope is such a loser…wow….how do you do worse with a stronger lead-in???

    Idol is down and dropping weekly….will it be at 2.6 next week? How long is Ryan Seacrest’s contract? Maybe Mario Lopez is available to host.

    After this season Idol and X-Factor will be pretty much the same in ratings, The Voice while stronger will eventually fade to probably be just a bit stronger since NBC has decided to over expose the shows. With that said only one of those shows has made bonifide stars and that may help it in the eyes of new younger viewers.

  • John A

    BATB has a chance if it can stay at 0.6 after its break. Greys still doing well. When will it die?

  • Ash


    If you hate Scandal, why go out of your way to bash it? Your just wasting your time.

  • halloween

    celebrating a .6 for BatB after the best lead-in possible is rather funny

  • Bookworm

    Great news for Grey and I’m glad Scandal saw no adjustments in the demo.

    What the hell took the ratings so long?

  • Mike


    At it again I see…… To bad you won’t just disappear like max.. Though that’s who you probably are

  • BigFlop

    Scandal was adjusted down in viewers! ouch

  • Ash

    @ halloween

    The standards are really low for BaTB and CW shows in general.

  • The 47th

    @John A

    Grey’s will end next season, when the contracts of the original cast are up.

  • Ash


    I don’t know when people will understand. TV executives don’t care about the viewers!! All they care about is the 18-49 rating!! You’d think people would catch on by now.

  • s0303

    yay batb…it’s not a lock for renewal, but i’m feeling more optimistic about it than i was about a month or so ago…

  • Glue

    That episode of Raising Hope, the Jewish musical one, ruined the show for me. I skipped all the songs – I found them boring – and they distracted me from the writing/plot. Really bad episode, Hope.

  • HalCapone

    Old lady, Grey has still got it! And Scandal is a bonafide hit since hit is now anything in the 2’s on any network on any night at 10pm. Suck it Elementary (I know… different nights, networks and one new show vs a second season show). Idol is looking at its best days in the rear view mirror; I would give it two more seasons, tops before it is pulled. There is no way The Voice will have as long a shelf life on television as Idol, either, no matter how Jetson-like those red ejector seats look.

  • BatbFan

    Stay that BATB :-) :-)

  • BigFlop

    lol :D

  • forg

    ABC just needs a stronger 8 PM show and the night would be perfect. With all the shows that flopped here, FlashForward had the best performance and it started strong too bad it didn’t keep it up. The other shows were just ratings losers from the get-go.

  • alwayshappy

    So great for Grey’s! I do hope it continues for 2-3 more seasons but I think next season will be the last. Not because of the ratings, but because I don’t think Ellen Pompeo / Patrick Dempsey will renew their contracts for a season 11. My guess is that ABC will announce it as final season when they are mid-way season 10. I still love it, so if the cast somehow sign for season 11 aswell I’m game!

    Good that Scandal is doing well after Grey’s. I’m not sure if it’s smart to give it another night next season ( so that a new show can benefit from Grey’s ), or choose for stability ( thursdays are doing well on ABC ).

  • Ash


    I assume your laughing at my expense. But I don’t know what was so amusing that I said?

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