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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  • BigBrotherFan

    I hope you people do know that the MONSTER SMASH HIT SCANDAL was a repeat and the marginally successful ELEMENTRY was a repeat THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE ON!!!!!!!!!!! Of course HANNIBAL maintained it’s numbers, HECK with the way you people where going on and on about it IT SHOULD OF GREW LIKE THE FOLLOWING!!!!!!

    This show goes to a 1.3 next week
    Episode #4 1.1
    Epiosde #5 1.0

    Those are my predictions


  • Ultima


    So the 89% of the people not watching one of the three programs you mentioned were staring at a test pattern?

  • Bee

    I can’t believe anyone here thinks Glee is “well written.” It no longer reaps awards or high ratings, it has no continuity, continually rehashes stories, and ignore it’s best actors. Many people think this season has been a disaster. A local NYC station reported yesterday how tasteless this last episode was. The good reviews come from the media people favored by Murphy who don’t want to lose their “spoilers.”

  • Zth

    @MFitz: TBBT was a repeat last night.

  • samurai99


    Hannibal will fall to a 1.3 despite elementary and scandal both still being in repeats? Good to know you still don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • Tabitha

    first half hour: TBBT 2.9 AI 2.7

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  • Ashley

    Those are bad numbers for AI considering there was no competition. I hope Glee has their last season next year.

  • BigBrotherFan


    oh, c’mon! Don’t get snarky with me now! I love your posts :)

  • BigBrotherFan


    I am going to assume you where addressing me.

    I figured SCANDAL and ELEMENTRY where new next week..I saw a posting on here? I don’t really follow TV schedules weeks in a advance dude


    Regardless IT GETS CRUSHED by SCANDAL and ELEMENTRY just you see!

  • BigBrotherFan

    I’ll be smart enough to know the TVGUIDE backwards weeks in advance the next time I post something! Kinda figured the smart would just GET IT, regardless!

  • Andrew

    If I was NBC, I would either move Hannibal to Sundays at 8 PM or Tuesdays at 10 PM. (Ready for Love is dead)

  • The End


    Well I did say next season, as in when Hannibal is renewed. I don’t imagine the expectations for this show are high, and the numbers are positive. I think Season 2 would be best placed on Friday, and I can’t imagine the episode order being expanded for this season either.

    I never imagined this shows second episode would retain its audience, I’m surprised, and would describe the show as stable, it may fall a bit, but chances are it might recover too as the season goes along.

    I’ll be backing this show for renewal, I don’t think it will be canceled.

  • Jon

    I wonder how Idol ratings will fair now that there are no guys left on the show. It looks like idol got what they wanted this year, a female winner. In order to get it, they had to stack the worst group of guys in the history of the show.

  • Jon

    Is it time to put Go on in the likely to be cancelled category yet? Those numbers are hideous. A rerun of many things on cable get better ratings.

  • Jemboi

    Haha@Glee! Yeah, the ratings rose but they still can’t crack anywhere near a 3 no matter what ratings ploy they use. This is the show that has used every trick in the book, including the Super Bowl. Nothing has helped it and it has been on a steady decline. How much longer can this show go? Is it expensive to produce? They go through a lot of songs and luxurious sets. I know that they get money from iTunes, but that’s hardly a cash cow anymore. I never hear ANYONE talk about this show anymore. My Facebook used to blow up every time Glee aired. The media is over it.

  • Jon

    @ Bee…..check your facts before spewing out information. Glee is still being nominated for and winning major awards

  • Jon

    I must say Hannibal is a pretty weak show. It seems to have a very limited market. When Scandal and Elementary air originals I suspect the ratings will plummet.

  • carla

    POI repeats phenomenally well because it is complex, character-driven, with strong acting and exciting action. It is both a procedural and a long-arc serialized show. Repeating episodes which introduced the chief of the secret police cabal was a good idea in advance of the run up to the finale.

  • Ricardo

    Hannibal haters are ridiculous.

    It’s a very tough slot for NBC. It got good numbers with arguably no lead-in and was steady in its second week. As of right now, that’s all NBC could hope for.

  • Jon

    @ Carla….totally agree with you. I find myself watching POI repeats when they are on even though I have watched them all in their original airings.

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