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Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Office', & 'Wife Swap' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down

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April 5th, 2013

Grey's Anatomy

The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, American Idol, Wife Swap, Two and a Half Men, Grey's Anatomy and The Office were each adjusted up one tenth while Scandal and The Mindy Project were each adjusted down one tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

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 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 5.2/17 17.24
FOX American Idol 2.9/9 11.72
ABC Wife Swap 1.3/4 4.01
NBC Community 1.0/3 2.32
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 1.01
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9:01PM) 3.9/12 13.71
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5/5 2.93
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 2.8/8 8.58
CBS Person Of Interest (9:01-10:01PM) 2.7/8 14.57
FOX New Girl (9-9:31PM) 2.0/6 4.77
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 1.8/5 3.44
CW Beauty And The Beast - R 0.2/1 0.74
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project (9:31-10PM) 1.3/4 3.24
NBC Go On (9:31-10:01PM) 1.1/3 2.45
10:00 ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.6/8 8.04
CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.1/6 10.48
NBC Hannibal - Series Premiere (10:01-11PM) 1.6/5 4.36

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

 
  • Bri

    Watched Hannibal, it was ok, not sure I will watch next week, its ratings are not good.

    Great ratings for TBBT.

    glad to See Idol going down!

    Men sure lose lots of TBBT demo, same for POI which is second this week to Criminal Minds which was CBS number 1 drama.

    too bad Scandal lose 0.1 in the final, still great numbers.

  • Roco

    Go Scandal

  • Alex

    @SJ
    I have to say I can’t quite work out why Fox have renewed Mindy either and presumably things will only get worse next season when I assume it’ll move to 8:30 and something new will run out of New Girl.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @David who asked:
    Just wondering as I’m a fan of the show, and you sound like you know what you’re talking about, but what sort of numbers do you think PoI will be pulling next season, as you’ve stated the 3rd season always has the most growth?

    Season 3 is dramas heaven(prime). May be again regular 2.9 in the fall with football games and 3.0+ till april and May. In april and May between 2.4 – 2.8(again). But what will make PoI #1 broadcast drama is what make POI so strong this season. POI is almost the same like last season. Slightly up. But all aging shows drop like hell. Yes they are way more stable from new shows but drop big time too. Greys will be again around 1 full point drop. NCIS around 0.5 drop NCIS LA CM and all others they all drop a lot. For example last year POI was last in 9 pm pack from CBS with big margin. This season beat all 9 pm dramas and even some sitcoms like Mike and Molly. Slightly but beat them. And hit shows like 2BG may fall more than full point in the end.(for that CBS fault is big) For one year that is big change. And again POI in May when compare season to season will be tenth even less up. But all other season to season will look like desaster down. Eridapo is the true expert in that and numbers. He has the data with tables you can ask him if is still here. In the fall he make math and i think NCIS LA was 15% down season to season. That i remmember.

    ps We still can see some new breakout hit next season but when i saw ncis red pilot ratings i highly doubt that. They were 2.9 for part one and 2.7 for part 2 with even ncis fans unhappy about that spin off. May be Beverly hills cop or some of the FOX dramas. “Human” is the only one that i want to watch with Karl Urban.

  • Keith

    Cass,

    You don’t need to explain that to me. Please explain that to Petar since he can’t simply enjoy his show until it consistently beats everything in its timeslot and is the top drama on all of broadcast tv. When POI doesn’t beat Grey’s, then he makes similar excuses to yours. On the rare occasions that it does beat Grey’s, then he conveniently forgets about those excuses and gloats. For over a year now, he is on here spinning POI performance no matter how it does and he has bashed Grey’s. When it comes to POI, he is worse than Max/Scandal and the PR people that work for ABC. I’m tired of hearing about what an amazing performance POI put on and how it is gonna dominate Grey’s and become the number one drama. After a year, we are all still waiting for that to happen…

  • Keith

    @ marquee 922

    The advertisers do not care about the extra 6 million old farts that watch POI over Grey’s. On 4/22/12, Harry’s Law got 8.53 million viewers. Where is that show now?

  • Mon

    Many might be against it but I’m becoming more inclined that CBS should expand their Thursday comedies. If CBS puts 2.5 Men at 9pm and gets around 3.7, then they will be golden. Comedies at 9 might do better than POI and might help Elementary get higher ratings. Also, they have the chance to find replacements for ending comedy HIMYM and possibly 2.5 Men. So that’s 3 new comedies and 2 new dramas this fall. But I don’t think CBS will do it. They will play it safe and hope POI and Elementary hold steady (or increase) next season.

  • CrimTV

    Really don’t understand why people are hating on Elementary, it’s still one of the higher rated 10pm shows on the networks

  • jj

    AI is so yesterday. TBBT numbers are unreal! And it is a great show.

  • Nathan

    Rob, your precious Revenge wishes they had Scandal’s numbers. Lmao.

  • PARIS

    @diana
    I’M NOT TRYING TO BE MAX AND I HOPE YOU PEOPLE DON’T START ATTACKING ME TIL I LEAVE THIS SITE LIKE YOU DID TO HIM. LEAVE ME ALONE. I HAVE THE RIGHT TO LOVE SCANDAL AND HATE REVENGE, I’M NOT INSULTING ANYONE HERE. STOP WITH THIS CYBERBULLYING, IT’S SO PATHETIC. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ME.

  • marquee 922

    @ rob60990

    Don’t put words in my mouth I didn’t say the words multi-cams I just said they are mass appeal shows, single-cams can be mass appeal as well like Modern Family. I was just saying they have more potential because they’re both designed to reach broader viewership not a niche viewership like those two Thursday comedies. I agree all four should be cancelled but NBC won’t do that so they have to choose that’s where I was getting at.

    @ Keith

    Don’t be naive not sure where you learned that from but I’m going to give you the real since I worked in TV advertising a few years ago trust me they do care especially when its a close race like that where the only real difference that separates them is either their key demo which is 25-54 for POI and 18-49 women for Grey’s and the extra 6 million eyes that can watch their product.

  • Melissa

    @Petar Ivanov

    Greys will be again around 1 full point drop.

    Are you kidding me? Grey’s Anatomy hasn’t dropped a full point year-to-year since season five (7.2 to 5.7). Right now, its 3.1 average is five tenths below its 3.6 average last season, which is actually a small decline for this show.

  • DW

    i know that they would like us to watch while its on in primetime so i am waiting to see on demand and DVR before putting the nail on Hannibal. good word of mouth too.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @MARSEPH sorry but yout opinion is so much wrong. Where to start:

    @You are correct about Elementary being lead-in dependent but how can you say that POI isn’t?
    PoI is not lead-in dependent. Last year were with the same ratings(tenth lower) with 3-4 bad shows before it – rules, rob, how to be gentelmen and few TBBT reruns. I won’t argue for that tenth up its irrelevant for the big picture. People who watch it last year are the same people(even more) who watch it this year. That is great for young show in second season.

    @In fact, POI is one of CBS’ weakest shows at 9pm from M-Th Minds and NCIS:LA beat it

    Not true again. POI is second best drama behind NCIS which means beat all others CBS dramas look at CBS page. And i think that PoI is even #1 on reruns but can’t confirm that.

    @Monday comedies also beat it
    Sorry but you are wrong again.
    Only 2BG and HIMYM beat POI. Rules not even close. Mike and Molly lose too. And POI beat them all on reruns. Which count for CBS too. Not to mention crazy drop from 2BG and drop from HIMYM and rules.

    @so how is POI going to be the biggest show next fall?

    I already explain that before 5 minutes. Read and you will get it(if you are smart or just see what happen this season) I guess if that was year before you will ask how PoI will be top 3 show.

  • Jim

    How come nothing ever benefits from the AI lead in…

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Melissa

    Ok i am not watching it so miss the exact number. Still in the end of the season will be 0.6-0.7 decline. By the way congratulations to Holly. Before the season she said exact that number 0.6 that will be Greys decline. Good for her.

  • Keith

    @ marquee 922
    Don’t be naive not sure where you learned that from but I’m going to give you the real since I worked in TV advertising a few years ago trust me they do care especially when its a close race like that where the only real difference that separates them is either their key demo which is 25-54 for POI and 18-49 women for Grey’s and the extra 6 million eyes that can watch their product.

    You must be new to the site if you are naive enough to think that the broadcast networks care about total viewers for anything other than PR spin. The advertisers only care about the demos.

  • denroy3

    Actually watched Hannibal, I think it amy be the show The Following wished it was. Hate NBC normally, and not surprised they can’t draw an audience for anything.

  • Melissa

    @Petar Ivanov

    Ok i am not watching it so miss the exact number. Still in the end of the season will be 0.6-0.7 decline. By the way congratulations to Holly. Before the season she said exact that number 0.6 that will be Greys decline. Good for her.

    No, Grey’s Anatomy will probably end up with a 3.1 average. It has two regular episodes left to air, and then a two-week finale. The finale should see a considerable boost, so the seasonal average will likely stay at 3.1.

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