TV Ratings Thursday: ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Scandal’ & ‘Two and a Half Men’ Up, Decent Debut for ‘Hannibal’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ & ‘Person of Interest’ Down, ‘American Idol’ Flat
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.1/9||2.3/7||2.2/7||1.5/4||1.4/4||0.3/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.9/7||1.9/7||1.8/6||1.2/4||1.3/4||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.294||7.7.34||6.870||3.647||3.302||0.955|
CBS was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.
On FOX, American Idol matched its series low with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. New Girl earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 2.2 for its last original episode on March 26. The Mindy Project garnered a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating up 8 percent from a 1.3 on Tuesday.
On ABC, Wife Swap garnered a 1.2, down 14 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Grey’s Anatomy earned a 2.7 down 7 percent from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a 2.7 up 4 percent from last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating up 2 percent from a 4.8 on March 14. Two and a Half Men earned a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating up 12 percent from a 3.4 on March 14. Person of Interest garnered a season low 2.7 down 7 percent from a 2.9 on March 14. Elementary tied its series low with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 2.3 on March 14.
On NBC, Community earned a series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 1.1 on March 21. Parks and Recreation scored a1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.6 on March 14. The Office garnered a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down 11 percent from a 1.9 on March 14. The timeslot premiere of Go On notched a 1.1 down 42 percent from a 1.9 on March 26. The series premiere of Hannibal earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 78 percent from a 0.9 for the premiere of Do No Harm on January 31 but down 20 percent from a 2.0 for the Awake premiere on March 1, 2012. It was NBC’s top rating in the time period with entertainment programming since March 15,2012. Hannibal is up 60 percent from NBC’s average in the time slot this year. Your predictions were a little optimistic.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, April 4, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||4.9/17||16.79|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries – R||0.4/1||1.16|
|8:30||CBS||Two and a Half Men||3.8/12||13.58|
|NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.5/5||2.92|
|9:00||CBS||Person of Interest||2.7/8||14.34|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast – R||0.2/1||0.75|
|9:30||FOX||The Mindy Project||1.4/4||3.52|
|NBC||Hannibal – Series Premiere||1.6/4||4.31|
via press note:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.3/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.9/5.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
- From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3 with an encore).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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