TV Ratings Thursday: 'Community' & 'Parks and Recreation' Rise; 'Hannibal', 'American Idol', 'Vampire Diaries' & 'Glee' Down

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April 19th, 2013

Hannibal Week 3

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.3/7 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.2/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.144 9.248 3.764 3.181 4.028 1.871

FOX was number 1 in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with Total Viewers.

On FOX,  American Idol notched a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from last week's 3.2. However, the show ran two minutes over, so its ratings are likely to go up in the final ratings, Glee earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating down 8 percent from last week’s 2.4.

On ABC, Wife Swap garnered a 1.5 up 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Community earned a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation scored a 1.7  up 13 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating but down 11 percent from The Office’s 1.9 in the time period. A second episode also garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 13 percent from last week’s 1.5, and up a huge 55 percent from Go On’s 1.1 in the time period last week . Hannibal notched a 1.4, down 18 percent from last week’s 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On the CW, The Vampire Diaries scored a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 25 percent from a 1.2 on March 28. Beauty and the Beast earned a 0.6 among adults 18-matching its performance on March 28.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, April 18, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.0/10 11.19
FOX American Idol 2.9/9 11.90
ABC Wife Swap 1.5/5 4.73
NBC Community 1.3/4 3.19
CW The Vampire Diaries 0.9/3 2.14
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 2.3/7 8.73
NBC The Office - R 1.0/3 2.31
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 3.2/9 10.75
FOX Glee 2.2/6 6.39
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7/5 3.34
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R 1.1/3 3.98
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/2 1.60
9:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 2.2/6 7.69
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7/5 3.25
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 1.7/5 8.56
NBC Hannibal 1.4/4 3.50
ABC Scandal - R 0.9/3 3.37

via press note:


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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  • key

    How did AI get 6 mil when the half hours were 11/12 mil

  • Andrea

    Don’t people here read Renew/Cancel? What’s with the OMGZZZZZZ it’s going to get cancellllllllled!!! posts regarding shows like Hannibal?

    Sorry, just making a grammatical correction.

  • John A

    TVD down. It should bounce back next week. Not too bad for BATB. It looks certain for Renewel. It will be funny when its renewed TSC fans heads will exploade.

  • alim

    Errm am assuming that american idol viewership is wrong

  • Dillan

    TVD has reached a 0.9 before in the overnights, but it adjusted up to a 1.0 in the final ratings.

  • KarenM

    If Hannibal can’t beat bad shows like Elementary and Scandal oh well…

  • Laura

    To people asking, yes this is a series low for TVD. It had never fallen below a 1 until now. Hoping for an upward adjustment though!

  • Sarah

    Glee down. :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “How did AI get 6 mil when the half hours were 11/12 mil”

    American Idol total viewers has got to be a mistake, right?

    Some of the table numbers are jumbled. Sara will fix them ASAP.

  • Vanessa

    Great numbers for a repeat, POI

  • TV Viewer

    Wow CBS! Repeat episodes most watched in 18 – 49 as well as total viewers. Getting better results than original episodes on the other networks.
    Let’s see the spin ABC, Fox and NBC put on their press releases for the night.

  • TimsDale4ever

    BIG BANG does better in repeats than most other original run shows. Amazing! I do believe that show has a chance to set a new record for longest running scripted TV series.

  • Seth

    Excellent for American Idol and Hannibal. People are forgetting how low ratings are these days. These are solid ratings.

  • Aljosa Mudri

    Series low for TVD.. :(

  • Michael1

    So, approximately 700,000 AI viewers between the ages of 18 nd 49 chose not to watch “Glee”, and coincidentally, they were replaced by approximately 700,000 “Glee” viewers over the age of 50. I never knew “Glee” had such an appeal to the over-50 crowd. I guess you learn something new every day.

  • Max Vrany

    Hannibal will be renewed at that level, but any lower is pushing it, even on NBC.

  • juliedawn

    Okay I’ll happily take the steady .6 for BATB!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Geez Hannibal is a REAL HIT! *rolls eyes*

    Zero Competition and got it`s BUTT handed to them by POI.

    If NBC has any brains they`ll move it.

    Looks like people are just turned off by the no name cast.

  • samurai99

    Pretty bad fall for Hannibal, but it’s still a likely renewal with those numbers, especially in spring.

  • Mike

    Hate Hannibal numbers.
    But POI,one of the best cbs shows, did great for a repeat, better numbers than Golden Boy and similar to H50 Originals.

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