TV Ratings Thursday: 'Community', 'American Idol' & 'Glee' Up + 'Hannibal' Steady

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April 12th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 1.9/5 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.1/4 1.4/5 1.3/5 0.8/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.772 8.986 3.911 3.531 4.192 0.942

FOX was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.

On FOX,  American Idol notched a 3.1, up two tenths  from last week's 2.9. Glee  earned a 2.4, up four tenths from its last original's 2.0 on March 15.

On ABC, Wife Swap garnered a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Community earned a 1.2, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation was even with last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Office garnered a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49.The season finale of Go On was even with last week's 1.1. Hannibal was even with last week's 1.6 premiere rating.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, April 11, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 3.1 10 12.75
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.9 10 11.15
ABC Wife Swap 1.4 5 4.59
NBC Community 1.2 4 2.96
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.99
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.0 6 8.21
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5 5 3.11
9:00PM FOX Glee 2.4 6 6.80
NBC The Office 1.9 5 3.77
CBS Person of Interest -R 1.8 5 9.98
ABC Grey's Anatomy -R 1.3 3 4.41
CW Beauty and the Beast -R 0.3 1 0.90
9:30 PM NBC Go On 1.1 3 2.66
10:00 PM NBC Hannibal 1.6 5 4.34
CBS Elementary -R 1.4 4 7.31
ABC Scandal -R 0.9 3 3.580

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," 1.7/5 with an encore delayed by golf; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by golf; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/4 delayed by golf).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 delayed by golf).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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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  • were123

    Good for Hannibal, glad to see it’s steady, will be even more happy if it adjust up

  • Samuel

    Good for Idol!

  • PHIL

    Surprised at Hannibal

  • Kyle R

    Awesome for Hannibal! I guess word of mouth helped. Nice bump for Community too.

  • Sarah

    I have a feeling the reason why Glee did as well as it did is because Grey’s and PoI were repeats, but that’s JMO.

  • Jon928292

    Not good for Hannibal considering the competition this week was all reruns compared to originals last week. Next week it will nosedive once CBS and ABC put originals against it

  • SP

    Hannibal last week half hours


    This week


    Plus total viewers increased in second half hour.

  • Matt

    I hope Glee doesn’t goes down on the final ratings, because the episode was marvelous!

  • Cougar Town Forever

    So, does this qualify as a “good” night for ABC?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Hannibal being steady is surprising. If it can stay above 1.3 it’s a lock for renewal.

    I think with those ratings, NBC will renew Community for one final shortened season in the fall, like they did with 30 Rock.

  • Cougar Town Forever

    Sorry, meant NBC

  • CBSviewer

    Yeah Hannibal ! Great Show and it will be Renewed :)

  • Max Vrany

    Idol’s first half-hour was a 2.7. It lost to the Big Bang Theory repeat.

  • John A

    Good for Hannibal. Still it was against Repeats so still hard to tell how it will continue to do.

  • hiii

    amazing for glee!! :D wish it will adjust up!!

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Glad to see Hannibal maintain 100% rating from its premiere,it’s a good sign,I think the show found a loyal audience perhaps?

  • The Old Woman

    Hannibal ratings: y u not go up?

    American audiences: y u not watch good TV?

    At least the ratings held steady even if was just against repeats. For NBC that’s something.

  • Petar Ivanov

    POI reruns are insane now. Come on 10 million viewers and 1.8 is INSANE rerun for drama. Beat all NBC dramas not name revolution and all abc dramas not name grey and once.

    ps Hope next year we has data and for reruns in the season.(like one more info in tv by the numbers) But and without data i am sure that PoI is #1 drama on rreuns for the season and may be #3 show after TBBT and TAHM. Not sure only for 2BG rerun numbers.

  • jean

    wow, Hannibal is ROCK steady, will be the show to BEAT on 10PM, the show is getting HUGE. Those at those ratings, Big Bang should be worried, WOW. Scandal will be second now, DAMN NBC, you’re making so many HITS lately.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    I thought The Office was a repeat.

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