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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  • rob60990


    LMAO, and you wonder why no one will take you seriously.

    There’s only 5 shows that qualify as monster hits: TBBT, Modern Family, The Voice, The Walking Dead, & Duck Dynasty.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Dan S
    “NBC should stick with 4 comedies. P&R can go on at 8pm & MJ Fox at 9pm leaving 2 new comedies at 8:30 & 9:30 respectively.”

    That would actually be three new comedies airing between 8:30 and 10pm.

  • rob60990

    “Reconsider what exactly?”

    its season finale is schedule for the end of June. Hannibal should either end early or move where it will get some decent lead-in support instead of after comedy reruns or a new summer drama that will flop. Not to mention, it would air against NBA finals. But like I said, if it holds up.

  • Chipiro

    Yeah Hannibal is a lot like Grimm very limited market like some of you were saying. There’s not a high ceiling on this show.

    Go On is a goner for sure, NBC doesn’t need to save face renewing it. They still have Guys with Kids if they really need to renew a new comedy for this season.

  • John

    despite community’s lower ratings, im fairly certain the show is going to get renewed. however, it’ll probably only get renewed for at the most 13 episodes. that’ll put that show at (i think) 97 episodes which is enough for syndication.

  • CBSviewer

    No finals ?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “No finals ?”

    No patience?

  • Rob



    You may be right. But I don’t expect a huge drop simply from Scandal. I don’t see the two shows having a huge enough overlap in viewers. I mean, if fans of Scandal hated Hannibal so much, then they could have watched a Scandal repeat instead of Hannibal, right? It is also interesting that the Hannibal repeat Wednesday fared better in the demo than the Scandal repeat last night.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Bill

    Sorry ! I just can’t wait to see if Hannibal is adjusted up.

  • jane

    Elimentary got 1.4 for a repeat?Thats high isnt it?
    Its too early to call Hannibal a hit. Revolution was NBC’s hit this season, with over 2 in demo.
    Hannibal got 1.6 against repeats. see what happens next week against new episodes.See what the onward trend is. Thats more realistic and balanced.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I take back what I said – Scandal is a HORRIBLE SHOW!! I love GIRLS!! Lena Dunham FOREVER! <3

  • AndrewF

    @ JS – You are very wrong. I’m a hardcore Glee fan (have seen every ep, most twice) but Glee is NOT one of the best shows in TV history. What it may have in what you call ‘top notch writing and talent’ it lacks in long-term continuity. It has some of the least consistent writing in TV to date and a lack of focus. It often depends on cliches and stereotypes to get the point across (an Irish character who pretends he is a leprechaun, a jock with dyslexia, several crazy blonde bitchy cheerleaders, over the top gay guys, etc. etc. etc.) and despite the amazing musical numbers, it can’t depend solely on that.

    yes, I am a Glee fan and I am going to be with the show until the very last episode. But don’t go on about how it’s one of the best shows ever – that’s simply not the case.

  • Shran

    Elementary: amazing numbers for a repeat. Wasn´t this the episode with Lisa Edelstein? That was a solid episode.
    Hannibal: let´s hope it can keep those numbers against originals of Scandal and Elementary.
    Scandal: not bad not great either.

  • CookyMonzta

    Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM
    “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.”

    Idol is now at the point where the top brass of the show think they can afford not to give a f#$% anymore, and will use every means at their disposal, NOW OVERTLY (as it used to be COVERTLY), to get the result they want. Unlike in years past, they are now all-too-willing to risk having this show go down or be retired in disgrace to preserve SOME sort of dignity for the show. They are now, or very close to, operating in AT-ALL-COSTS mode.

  • CookyMonzta

    Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:07 PM
    “Those are bad numbers for AI considering there was no competition. I hope Glee has their last season next year.”

    Better than last week, even if only slightly. They have bottomed out this year. Wait until next year, when the insane asylum fills to capacity. The numbers we see next year (demo and viewership) could make this year’s numbers look like a smash.

  • ryan

    BATB o.3
    WELL DONE BATB well done
    If it keeb this up then it’s second season for sure
    I mean even TVD got o.3 no other show on CW do that now
    thats good news for BATB.

  • Kelly

    @Ryan BaTB and TVD were repeats, not new episodes.

  • Sarah


  • Oliver

    Deadline reports Hannibal was adjusted up

  • The End

    @When Scandal and Elementary air originals I suspect the ratings will plummet.

    Nonsense, what makes you think Scandal and Elementary fans exclusively watch this show? Different shows for different folks.

    If the audience retention for this show proves to be solid, it would be a great show for Friday, it won’t break any records for audience numbers, but will likely be a solid performer like Grimm.

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