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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  • bjssp

    I assume it’s unlikely for Hannibal to adjust down by more than .1, probably .2 at most. I’d be thrilled if it stayed steady and over the moon if it adjusted up. As I asked elsewhere, why does NBC move Fashion Star, which clearly isn’t coming back, to Saturdays (or even burn it off over the summer), put Rock Center at 8:00 and put repeats of Hannibal at 10:00? It’d also be acceptable to rerun the show on Saturdays, but Grimm viewers seem like low hanging fruit, so…

    Seriously, if this show gets a 1.6 (or certainly if it gets higher), it will probably be renewed. No, it’s not a great rating, but it’s an extremely well reviewed show that seems to be working, however slowly, and could fulfill a specific scheduling need next season.

    My only question is, is it 39 episodes, max, from Fuller? I had read it might be higher, even if each season would only be 13 episodes.

    As for the rest of the night, NBC really needs some major changes next season.

  • Noel

    Wow Elementary repeat did really nice. Interesting, beauty and the beast kept almost the same rsting of the vampire diaries repeat, if only it were like that when its a new episode.

  • Fynn

    Wow good or Hannibal (and Bryan Fuller), the show maintained in the demo and lost just 20,000 viewers (if that number holds up in the finals)

  • Steve

    Glee benefited from no Grey’s this week + an actual solid episode last night. Sadly, I dont see them sustaining the gain once Grey’s is back. I dont think POI has much of an affect on Glee. Not really the same type of audience.

  • SB

    AI up – no competition
    Hannibal – no competion
    No suprises here.

  • Seth

    Well that locked up renewal for Glee for at least the next few seasons. Incredibly good ratings.

  • Ultima

    Well that locked up renewal for Glee for at least the next few seasons. Incredibly good ratings.


  • Petar Ivanov

    ps i mean bear originals.

  • Cougar Town Forever

    I have to ask: why does everyone assume that if Community will get renewed, it will be for a “final” season? Wouldn’t it just be renewed or not. Why make it “final”. 30 Rock ended because Tina Fey wanted to move on (and the ratings weren’t great). The Office is ending because its ratings are in decline and the show is too expensive to make. IF Community comes back, why must it be for a certain “final” season?

  • Petar Ivanov

    beat sorry

  • Atlanta

    Yeah just what we need,
    more series glamorizing murderers and serial killers and making police/ authorities look like buffoons,,,,,and we wonder what’s wrong with the world.

  • Andrea

    Surprised about Hannibal. This is such NOT a network show! It’s terrific, but I thought the slow pace would turn off the casual viewer.

  • Alex

    Not sure what to make of those Hannibal numbers. Obviously that its steady in week two is good news but it is against repeats so we’ll see what happens when Scandal and Elementary return. It all looks fairly positive though.

  • Ryne

    Yeah the TV listings on this site had The Office as a repeat but it was new as my DVR recorded it. I am not sure if that grid is done by TVBTN or imported from another source but it was incorrect last night.

  • Samunto

    Great for Hannibal for maintaning Last week’s rating. Shows normally drop in week 2. Now NBC needs to show it abit more love!
    Go On really doesn’t deserve a 2nd season. Plus it stopped being funny ages ago.

  • Ryne

    I see it is from Zap2it so they were wrong last night

  • Jenn

    I’m sorry but Community should not be renewed with those numbers. It only went up to a 1.2 because TBBT and TVD were repeats. Otherwise, it would be last at 8 pm again. Give another show a shot at this point.

  • Jamie04

    Great numbers for Glee! Last night’s episode was one of their best.

  • bjssp

    Not that this has much to do with its chances for renewal, seeing as how we can’t know what is going on inside the heads of NBC execs, but I’ve read two articles in the past few days about how Go On has legitimately improved and how it deserves to be renewed. (One of them was on this site.) Unless NBC is going to clean house with its comedies, perhaps Parks comes before anything else and that, if it will pick one other one, Go On might be that other show. Nothing against Community, but its ratings should send it to the cancellation pile.

  • Carmen

    @ Kyle R

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

    I’m not sure how excited fans should be about Hannibal getting a 1.6 against repeats of both Elementary and Scandal. Hannibal should have done better.

    Community went all the way up to a 1.2. Everything is relative, I guess.

    NBC should have moved Community out of TBBT’s way. I know that Community was there (Thursday 8:00) first, but they should have moved it as soon as they could.

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