TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Scandal’ Rises as ‘Two & A Half Men’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Parks & Rec’, ‘Big Bang Theory’ + More Hit Lows
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.6/8||2.2/7||2.2/6||1.4/4||1.1/3||0.7/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.4/4||1.7/6||1.7/6||1.2/4||1.1/4||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.876||8.172||6.433||3.250||2.452||1.720|
CBS was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.
Note: Broadcast faced unusually stiff competition last night as ESPN and NFL Network carried the NFL draft beginning at 8PM/ET.
On CBS The Big Bang Theory earned a season low 4.2, down a full ratings point from its last original’s 5.2 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men earned a series low 2.8, down a full point and a tenth from its last original’s 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. Person of Interest notched a series low-tying 2.4, down three tenths from its last original’s 2.7. Elementary scored a series low 2.0, down a tenth from its last original’s 2.1.
On FOX, American Idol notched a series low 2.7, down three tenths from last week’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Glee earned a 1.8, down three tenths from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, Wife Swap garnered a season low 1.1, down four tenths from last week’s 1.5 18-49 rating. Grey’s Anatomy earned 2.7, down a tenth from its last original’s 2.8. Scandal returned to a tie a series high 2.8, up two tenths from its last original’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Community earned a series low tying 1.0, down from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation scored a season low 1.3 down four tenths from last week’s 1.7 Hannibal notched a 1.0, down four tenths from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
On the CW, The Vampire Diaries scored 0.9, down a tenth from its last original’s 1.0. It should be noted that last night’s episode was also a backdoor pilot for potential spinoff The Originals. Beauty and the Beast earned a 0.5, down a tenth from its last original’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, April 25, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||4.2||14||14.38|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||0.9||3||2.15|
|8:30PM||CBS||Two and a Half Men||2.8||8||11.03|
|NBC||The Office -R||0.9||3||1.84|
|CBS||Person of Interest||2.4||7||12.99|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast||0.5||1||1.30|
|9:30 PM||NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.3||4||2.54|
via press note:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.3/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.5/7; 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; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.8/4.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 and a 0.3/2 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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