Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up

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April 26th, 2013

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The Big Bang theory was adjusted up three tenths and American Idol and The Vampire Diaries were each adjusted up a single tenth  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 25:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.5 15 15.05
FOX American Idol 2.8 9 11.40
ABC Wife Swap 1.1 3 3.42
NBC Community 1.0 3 2.33
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.24
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 2.8 8 11.32
NBC The Office -R 0.9 3 1.84
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.7 7 8.24
CBS Person of Interest 2.4 7 13.22
FOX Glee 1.8 5 5.24
NBC The Office 1.7 5 3.25
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.5 1 1.24
9:30 PM NBC Parks and Recreation 1.3 4 2.59
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.8 8 7.90
CBS Elementary 2.0 6 10.07
NBC Hannibal 1.0 3 2.40

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

  • halloween

    GO TVD 1.0

  • Melissa

    Wow, Scandal beat Grey’s Anatomy.

  • T

    Hannibal. :(

  • Bee


  • carl

    So, Scandal DID beat Grey’s Anatomy. That’s impressive.

  • DenverDean

    TBBT with those .3 increase – lots of DVR play there. Scandal beating GA in the later timeslot no less. Pretty impressive.

  • omabin

    Great for TVD! TBBT only ties its season low then!

    Also, the day finally arrived, Scandal has overtaken Grey’s! While I love both dearly, I am very happy for this, Scandal deserves everything it is getting!

  • Dillan

    Yay for TVD!

  • Nathan

    Holy S*** Scandal beat Grey’s?

    The show is a freakin’ HIT!

  • BenA

    GO TBBT! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  • Jenny

    Scandal finally beat Grey’s Anatomy in the ratings this week! Yeah!

  • George

    I figured Scandal & Greys would stay the same. There was no 2 min overrun last night

  • jazz

    Yay for Scandal…This makes my day :)

  • robin

    oh TVD i love your ability to adjust up

  • Melissa

    Also, Person of Interest’s 2.4 brought its seasonal average down to a 2.9, so all of that “incredible” year-to-year sophomore growth has been diminished.

  • Funeral Dinner

    TVD is clinging on to it’s 1.0! Hopefully it can do better for the season finale.

  • Beep

    i wonder what the scandal haters will cling to now.

    “watch scandal tumble next week.”
    “HAHA scandal couldn’t beat idol.”
    “not even a series high for scandal.”

    LOLLLLL keep trying though guys. nice effort. but you’ve been losing the anti-scandal battle since november. and will stay losing.

  • Andrew Dias

    Ah! Scandal, the highest rated drama for the night. And it tied against Two and a Half Man and Idol.

    Where all of the Scandal haters now?

  • Shepherd

    Scandal beats Grey’s. That’s certainly news.

  • Nathan

    Scandal haters are silent.. lmao.

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