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.

  • TV Addict

    Big Bang Theory repeat-3.1
    New Community-1.3

  • JOE

    Joel said “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).”

    Assuming much aren’t you? I watched last night because nothing else was on…guess what, I laughed a few times despite watching the show b4. That’s what happens with well written shows, you rewatch them because you know how entertaining they are. BTW, calling some viewers sheep is so stupid, people can watch what they want, get over yourself and stop being such a pissy cry baby because “your show” didn’t do better

  • joel

    Learn to read. Those ARE my shows.

  • Nerdbot

    It’s a pity that Hannibal wasn’t adjusted up :(

  • Brandy

    Yay for Vzd adjusting up

  • aisha

    yay for vampire diaries!

  • Martha

    I’ll watch POI any time, yes, even a rerun
    because I always found stuff missed the first time. :)

  • Margot

    but as you can ‘be happy for a mediocre 0.6 and 1.59 viewers? B&B was Boring and Bad!

  • Jay

    Early call on Hannibal renewal. Not sure about that. On the bubble, at best. Tried it, below average at best.

  • Ed B

    Thank god. BATB will get a second season. I bet if TVD was higher BATB could’ve gotten 0.7.
    0.6 is good and hopefully just sticks and even increases by the season finale.


    That’s awesome idol went up and wonder if it was the Paula abdul affect. Paula returning to the show was a great wonderful surprise in a drab season.

  • david

    Good to see TVD at a 1.0 now and good that BATB kept the .6 still. I am thinking they will give it 13 episodes to see how it does.

  • Lance B.

    weird that hannibal finally has a decent lead-in, a parks & rec 1.7 is streets ahead over 1.1 go on and 0.9 1600penn.. but does worst..

    i guess if go on was still there and put a 1.1 or worse people would of said a 1.4 hannibal was still great for nbc.

    we’ll see if the ratings get worse.. i still think it will be renewed just because of the positive press it will get, but if it gets worse it will probably be shipped to fridays, assuming grimm goes back there once this season is over..

  • outlawz

    C.Beast.S dominating even with repeats

  • Ultima

    That’s awesome idol went up and wonder if it was the Paula abdul affect. Paula returning to the show was a great wonderful surprise in a drab season.

    I think you need to follow that link at the top that explains what adjustments in the final ratings are…

    American Idol was down this week, btw.

  • Paul

    Thank God for TVD<3

  • Cher

    Beauty and The Beast is super corny and boring. Replace it with something better next year CW!

  • Alan

    Great for TVD, I think CBS it’s airing 2BG repeats on Thursdays and see how well it would do if they move it! TBBT and 2BG make such a good team.

  • Claudia


    Well BATB is the only thing I watch in the CW bec I think the same as you think of other shows in the network….odd, right?

  • Amy

    I think there are few issues with TVD:

    It was off for 2 weeks.

    And its storylines are getting repetitive and boring. Blame JP.

    Haven’t we already seen Elena rejecting Damon at a dance before? The promo was really horrible for this episode.

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