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.

  • greysfan

    This is amazing. Scandal and Grey’s are powerhouses for ABC on Thursdays. Now to fix 8pm. Its awesome to see Scandal beat Grey’s too. It just goes to show how well these shows work together. Not even Private Practice was this good with retention.

  • DonnaT

    @ Daphne

    They better hope that women are going to turn out in droves for The Originals because the idea that men who do not already watch VD are going to suddenly rush to The Originals is absurd, It won’t matter if it is more action oriented and darker or not. It will be tagged as a sequel to VD and that will turn off a lot of potential male viewers whether it should or not. If the Originals fails next year, expect to see them move VD back an hour and try to premiere something before it instead.


    I’d try ^^^ next year.

  • coolioni

    SPN beat TVD for the first time . (Pretty sure this was the first time).
    Wow if this keeps up SPN may become the #1 show on the CW.
    It definatly is the best show in my opionion, but Arrow still beats it in total HH.
    Go SPN !

  • jackieO

    The Originals aka TVD 4×20 got picked up as a new CW show! YAY

  • Brandy

    @Coollioni, first SPN and VD tied in demo, so SPN didnt beat it there.SPN mayve beaten VD in total viewers but those dont matter to networks so it dosent count.Second,VD or Arrow will be CWs #1 show.zSPN will be third .Even a couple years ago, it was VD,Smallville,SPN.Third, dont base your predictions on only one week, especially a night where mostly everything was down.

  • rgxx

    Maybe A.I. needs to come up with a way to have the finalist perform ON The Big Bang Theory – to obtain more viewers.

  • Matt

    So…Scandal beat Grey’s…
    IMPRESSIVE!!! Pretty Impresive. 9 years and still giving a hell of a fight…that’s awesome Grey’s.
    Come on..it’s one night. Let your “Scandal” shine 9 years in a row…
    oh, wait. NO. It’s impossible for Scandal to ever reach Grey’s success. 9th season? Impossible.

    Grey’s, darlings, Grey’s.
    The greater.

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