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Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hannibal' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up

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April 12th, 2013

American Idol April 11American Idol and HANNIBAL were each adjusted up 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 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 3.2 10 13.19
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.0 10 11.44
ABC Wife Swap 1.4 5 4.54
NBC Community 1.2 4 2.84
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.85
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.0 6 8.29
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5 5 3.15
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9:00PM FOX Glee 2.4 6 6.67
NBC The Office 1.9 5 3.83
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.8 5 10.11
ABC Grey's Anatomy -R 1.3 3 4.51
CW Beauty And The Beast -R 0.3 1 0.88
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9:30 PM NBC Go On 1.1 3 2.67
10:00 PM NBC Hannibal 1.7 5 4.38
CBS Elementary -R 1.4 4 7.32
ABC Scandal -R 0.9 3 3.530

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

 
  • scifi

    BatB repeat beats TVD!

  • Mike

    Person of Interest and Elementary are the two best scripted shows on Net Work TV.

  • Waterballoon

    Hannibal, man. I absolutely love this show.
    How could such an amazing show wind up on Network TV.
    Maybe there’s hope for them still.

  • Dan S

    It would appear that Hannibal has become the new Fringe for this site. It has spawned quite a bit of discussion over both it’s ratings & content. It’s exciting that this late in the season we have a new show that has generated this kind of dialogue. I for 1 am very happy that this show is not a disappointment & has finally filled a hole in a very troubled timeslot for NBC since ER has ended. While its tempting to suggest moving Hannibal I say leave it where people know when it’s on. I’ve been guilty of suggesting Grimm moving & yet I realize Fridays is where it belongs. Stability is the key & hopefully NBC will do better next season.

  • bjssp

    The big question now for Hannibal and NBC is, how do they continue to support the show? As I see it, there are two options: show repeats on Fridays at 10:00 or Tuesdays at 10:00. Ideally, it’d grow a little each week, but NBC would certainly be happy with stability on Thursdays, and repeating the show in either of those slots might help. Saturdays would work, too, I guess, but either Fridays or Tuesdays at 10:00 seems like a better choice. More people are watching on those nights.

    It’s still too soon to be sure what will happen, but it’s quite possible the show might build an audience. Not that this is necessarily the same situation, but The Walking Dead premiered with similar numbers before building up nicely if not exploding as seasons passed.

  • bjssp

    @Alex:

    Something else to consider is that NBC needs a new(er) unscripted show besides TBL. Had Ready for Love had a solid premiere and held its numbers, it would have been a perfect fit for Wednesdays in the fall, or perhaps Fridays or even Sundays once football is over. It made a lot of sense for NBC to try to launch the show that way.

    And who knows, maybe it will build up a little. Given how we are approaching the end of the season and NBC doesn’t have much else to put in its slot, might Ready for Love stay there unless it starts going below a 1.0? Probably.

  • Claudia

    @Richard

    I think you are taking it so personal and too out of your way and time, for a show you HATE & BASH SO MUCH!

    Hey, if BATB gets renewed we wont even care about the haters anymore. This show is one of those shows that you love or you hate with passion. So far it has proven that there are more people that love it than hate it, and the others just dont care at all to watch it and bash it, they are so consume in their own shows than being so bitter about a show they dislike and go on all the posts whining and complaining about how much they hate it and thinking how stupid a network can be for renewing such a bad show like if they were CW executives.

    You should just get a life and stick your nose to your precious also low rated show Nikita. If only SPN, Arrow or TVD fans were the ones bashing at BATB Id expect they might have some sort of entitlement because they are high rated shows but Nikita and HOD fans, please give me a break, Pathetic!

    If anything, SPN fans are starting to support us and they will be tuning in to watch the show, thats how fandoms support each other and you will see more of us for future years to come, mark my words….and it will be us beasties that will have your B… in our hands….BEAUTY AND THE BEAST WILL GO ON WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT…and this is the last time I WILL ANSWER TO YOUR STUPID POSTS AND CALLING BEASTIES STUPID!!!!! you just crossed the line dude! Respect to be respected!

  • POI

    GO Hannibal (Amazing Show)

  • The End

    @Alex

    I must admit, I’m not a follower of many A&E scripted shows, but wanted to list a few examples off the top of my head that did reasonably well on the network that weren’t Duck Dynasty to answer him. He mearly said that Bates Motel was the receiving the highest numbers the network has ever seen, which of course wasn’t true. I was too busy responding to you to even check the press release at the time.

  • Alex

    @bjssp
    The big question now for Hannibal and NBC is, how do they continue to support the show?

    I’m not sure I like the idea of a regular Hannibal repeat slot. I get why people think its a good idea but surely it also just encourages people to catch the repeat rather than the original airing? NBC want to drive viewers to that Thursday 10PM slot not say you can watch it then or on Friday (which isn’t an open slot by the way), Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday.

    might Ready for Love stay there unless it starts going below a 1.0?

    I can’t see any situation in which it doesn’t continue to air on Tuesday nights. They don’t have anything else to fill 2 hours on the schedule.

  • JJF

    POI reruns doing better than most shows on ABC do in first runs.

  • senor chang

    @Alex
    I can’t see any situation in which it doesn’t continue to air on Tuesday nights. They don’t have anything else to fill 2 hours on the schedule.

    The Voice goes to two hours soon, pull the one-hour episodes (which start in late April/early May) and double pump Hannibal. New episodes at both Tuesday 10 and Thursdays 10.

    I don’t think it’ll happen, but it’s a possibility.

  • Rob R

    Love seeing American Idol’s modest recovery, as the final five young women are amazing. This show is not about the judges; it is about finding the next singing star. All five of these women have enormous potential.

  • Mickey 1.0

    @Dan S

    While its tempting to suggest moving Hannibal I say leave it where people know when it’s on. I’ve been guilty of suggesting Grimm moving & yet I realize Fridays is where it belongs. Stability is the key & hopefully NBC will do better next season.

    That’s always the dilemma–moving a show to a better timeslot means risking losing the stability it built in the slot where people are used to seeing it. I’ve also advocated moving Grimm, but then I don’t watch it so I’m not risking anything. I think Friday is where it belongs only insofar as it’s where people are now accustomed to watching it. I think it was a mistake for NBC to premiere it there to begin with. OTOH, Supernatural gained 20% in the ratings when it moved off Friday to Wednesdays, as 20% of viewers shifted from DVRing to watching live. So it is a risk that can pay off.

  • bjssp

    @Alex:

    Yeah, it is a risk. I suspect that is partly what has hurt SVU over the years.

    Were I NBC, I’d wait two more weeks, max. If the show’s ratings are good, I’d renew it, and then figure out a way–putting it on Netflix, putting it on a sister cable station, giving away DVD/Blu-ray sets, and so on–to promote it before bringing it back next year at midseason.

    At this point, what does NBC really have to lose? If only as a prestige product, it probably deserves renewal, but more importantly, NBC can use this as a test case for how to promote shows.

    @senor chang and Alex:

    Yeah, RFL is probably going to stay put. In some ways, this is is good for NBC, because if the show builds even a little, it might have legitimate cause to bring it back.

  • bjssp

    @Mickey 1.0 and Dan S:

    With Grimm, there’s probably less risk and perhaps quite a bit of upside in moving it. It looks to have a fairly stable audience, and given how it’s not doing that much worse on Fridays than any other NBC show is on any other night, it seems like a move could see the show retaining its audience from Fridays and, in fact, not doing any worse than NBC is currently doing. And that’s assuming it doesn’t grow, which it could.

    As I’ve said, NBC could easily move it to Wednesdays or Thursdays next season as part of a newly crafted night, after putting it behind America’s Got Talent over the summer. No, it probably wouldn’t do a 3.0, but a 2.0 is certainly possible, and a 2.5 with some skilled marketing isn’t out of the question. Given what NBC is currently seeing in some of these slots, that’d be great for the network.

  • Bizarro

    @Richard Steven Hack
    Even if B&TB is cancelled, I’ll be around next year, happy that Nikita will be in its final season and HOD will be the likely renewal.

  • Kenn

    When Elementary and Scandal are back…

  • networkman

    I love seeing American Idol stable. It has acheived 3.2 demo on both Wednesday and Thursday Night. And it is actually surprising that the result show pulled in more viewers than the performance show. I guess viewers were excited about watching Kelly Clarkson perform.

  • The End

    @Kenn

    Elementary skews quite a bit older than Hannibal, I don’t think it’l effect it that much. And how many Scandal things do you think are watching this show that have a Nielsen box?

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