Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; 'Glee' Adjusted Down

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April 19th, 2013

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American Idol and The Vampire Diaries were each adjusted up a tenth while Glee was adjusted down a 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, April 18:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R(8-8:31PM) 3.1/10 11.43
FOX American Idol (8-9:02PM) 3.0/10 12.42
ABC Wife Swap 1.5/5 4.63
NBC Community 1.3/4 3.13
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0/3 2.14
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 2.4/7 8.79
NBC The Office - R 1.0/3 2.24
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.3/9 10.89
FOX Glee (9:02-10:02PM) 2.1/6 6.14
NBC Parks and Recreation (9-9:31PM) 1.7/5 3.35
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R (9-10:02PM) 1.1/3 4.02
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/2 1.59
9:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 2.2/6 7.71
NBC Parks and Recreation (9:31-10:01PM) 1.7/5 3.34
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 1.6/5 8.63
NBC Hannibal 1.4/4 3.51
ABC Scandal - R (10:02-11PM) 0.8/2 3.31

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

  • Joseph A

    Wow , Just heard that NBC already canceled READY FOR LOVE !!

  • The End

    BATB will get a full season pick up regardless. I don’t watch the show, but find the hate it recieves here odd, yet funny.

  • Dillan

    Yay for TVD!

    B&TB is looking likely to be renewed now. It will probably be shipped of to Fridays next season, and will fall even lower, and then be axed. The fans will at least get a 2nd season, though.

  • Revenger

    Maybe BATB can make it. I’m just happy that TVD adjusted up still above the 0’s

  • Sheldon Hooper

    Big Bang Theory wins the night! Yes!

  • CrimTV

    Looks like a 2-hour comedy block could work well for CBS :)

  • charmedcraft

    I don’t think BATB belongs on Friday’s, if anything, HOD should be moved to Friday’s.

  • Kaaboom

    Yes. TVD not dropped below 1.0 all season.
    and horray for BATB sticking.

  • s0303

    yay batb held its 0.6 :) not bad considering that’s what it was getting when tvd was getting higher ratings…

  • Ash

    @ Joseph A

    That trash should have never been picked up in the first place.

  • joel

    I watch the CBS sitcoms and POI (new episodes), but when reruns sweep the night for CBS even I have to admit a substantial portion of CBS viewers are just sheep who will tune in to anything the network airs. How many times does a person need to see the same episode (rhetorical – don’t answer).

  • halloween

    @s0303 but its not good either…didn’t a rerun of supernatural get .5?

  • Michael

    The TVD fandom can be really messy and hilarious! Every time, the show declines in the ratings they blame it on certain couples. Shipping wars -_-

  • lori

    A repeat of Person of Interest beat Hannibal?! It must be the CBSitcom effect. I watch POI, but now Hannibal too.

  • CrimTV


    The thing is with TVD, yes it may sound like fan excuse bingo, not ALL but MOST of the viewers are younger and i’ve seen comments that when Elena goes to Damon a chunk of Stelena fans stop watching a vice versa!

  • Jared

    All the positive press lately for BATB seems to be helping its ratings. Hopefully it continues up until the finale.

  • Dani

    Thrilled for TVD. Tying it’s series low is not good, obviously, but it’s much better than firstly creating a new series low, and secondly going below a 1, which I know it will do eventually, but I’d love it to hold on for the rest of this season. It’s funny how dropping to anything above a 1.0 is ok, but dropping below a 1.0, everyone panics :P Think it’s just the principal of seeing the show in the 0’s, especially when it’s never happened before in 4 years. Interesed to see what the ratigs do next week, what with it being the backdoor Pilot for The Originals. Hoping people won’t tune out because it’s not your normal TVD ep.

  • CookyMonzta

    Posted April 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM
    “Heck yeah to TBBT repeat beating a new episode of AI!!!!!!!!”

    Not ONE Big Bang repeat, but TWO!

    Last I checked (before Zap2It stopped releasing season-to-date viewership details in mid-March), Big Bang was on its way to being the #4 show of the year. Idol looks like it’s headed down to #7 (combined Wed./Thurs.).

  • BatbFan

    Yay for BAtb!!!
    there is still hope, stay there the rest of the season :)

  • JulieDawn

    Good for BATB hanging right in there.

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