Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'American Idol', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Glee','Parks and Recreation' & 'Hannibal' Adjusted Up

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May 3rd, 2013

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The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, while American Idol, the Vampire Diaries, Two and a Half Men, Grey's Anatomy, Glee, Parks and Recreation, & Hannibal were each adjusted up one 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, May 2:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 4.9/17 16.29
FOX American Idol 2.6/9 11.27
NBC Community 1.2/4 2.67
ABC Wife Swap 1.1/4 3.66
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0/3 2.17
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 3.2/10 12.12
NBC The Office (8:30-9:31PM) 1.8/5 3.51
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 3.0/9 8.87
CBS Person of Interest (9-10:01PM) 2.4/7 12.96
FOX Glee 1.9/5 5.19
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.5/1 1.23
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation  - Season Finale (9:31-10:01PM) 1.6/4 2.99
10:00 ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.6/8 8.07
CBS Elementary 2.0/6 9.75
NBC Hannibal 1.1/3 2.61

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

  • BenA


  • Roswell

    TVD just won’t die will it?

  • rob60990

    3.0 for Grey’s. :D

  • Ali

    Suck it Scandal. GA beats it with 0.4 margin!

  • gerry

    and tvd gets its 1.0!

    nice to see on grey’s as well. and i guess tbbt, though it hardly needs the boost. oh, and p&r!

  • Melanie

    Nice for TVD — still the CW’s #1 program, but Wed is the #1 night overall.

  • tv#1

    Wow, TVD saved for the third week in a row! It’s ratings has really had me worried lately. I hope we can see a spike in them for the last two episodes of the season.

  • Branbran

    Good for greys getting a 3.0 expecting a 3.3 at least for next week

  • buttondiet

    TVD has still lost a million viewers since the premiere. The writers need to try harder if they want better ratings.

  • Dani

    Yay for TVD, avoiding that damn 0.9 yet again! I would really really love it if it could go up for the final 2 eps though. I know it’ll hit a 0.9 eventually, but I’d love if it we could get through 4 full seasons on 1.0+.

  • ryan

    Good for Parks. Only down 0.1 from last year’s season finale.

    Big Bang Theory is a monster as usual.

    Hannibal is still dead. They won’t pull it, but it will be cancelled.

  • Stacy

    Sigh. Poor Hannibal. Glad to see the slight adjustment up, but have no real hope for renewal left.

  • CrimTV

    Good final ratings, lots of adjustments. Especially have for TVD, phew :D I share the same hope that episodes will hopefully rise from now. Good for TBBT, Grey’s Anatomy, Glee and Parks :)

  • Dani

    Now that I think about it, a bad week for the CW overall. TVD still the number 1 show on the network, but only on a 1.0. Last week might not have been good for TVD fans, but at least it meant 3 shows on the network all had 1.0. This week it’s back to only 1. Would love to see all three of the ‘big’ shows on the network (TVD, Arrow, SPN) rise a little as the season comes to an end.

  • Michael

    TVD fans have set low standard now, so 1.0 is justifiable lol.

    Scandal haters can continue hating, still dominating that time-slot.

    American Idol is still at a series low.

    Big Bang Theory continues to DOMINATE television!

  • Bookworm

    Yay for Grey and Scandal! No adjustment for Scandal and a great pickup for Grey!!

    I can’t wait for the season finales to roll around. I feel like this pair is going to kill CBS 9pm-11pm. The better part is that Elementary is a 2 hour finale and we see it’s rating now. By the time Grey finishes with it, it might be rolling into 10pm with a 1.8 demo.

  • Jacob

    Nothing was adjusted down. weird

  • Robin

    TVD holding on to that 1.0 for dear life

  • John A

    Wow at TBBT. Great for TVD. Still No.1 on CW even though people trash it.

  • Erick

    Elena got her humanity back in last nights episode…its safe to come back to Mystic Falls everyone lol. Hope it gets above a 1.0 for the finale.

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