Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'American Idol', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Wipeout', & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Glee' Adjusted Down

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May 10th, 2013

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The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, Grey's Anatomy was adjusted up two tenths, American Idol, the Vampire Diaries, Two and a Half Men, Wipeout, & Elementary were each adjusted up one tenth among adults 18-49, while Glee was adjusted down 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, May 9:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.9 17 16.30
FOX American Idol 2.9 9 11.57
NBC Community 1.3 5 3.08
ABC Wipeout -P 1.3 4 4.35
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.28
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.5 11 12.83
NBC The Office -R 1.1 3 2.35
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.1 9 8.97
CBS Person of Interest 2.4 7 13.16
NBC The Office (9-10) 2.3 6 4.56
FOX Glee 2.0 6 5.92
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.5 1 1.29
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 3.2 9 8.87
CBS Elementary 1.9 5 9.29
NBC Hannibal 1.1 3 2.62

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

  • Alejandro

    TVD still the king of the CW then lmao

  • BenA

    Scandal wasn’t adjusted down! :) :) :)

  • Melissa

    Yay for Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal! Grey’s Anatomy only down four tenths versus last year’s penultimate episode, and Scandal built on Grey’s Anatomy in A18-49.

  • Nik

    And where are all the people who said Scandal would adjust down? Bloop!

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  • brent

    yes! TVD adjusts up again… I can breathe now.

  • Nik

    Oh and the fact that Scandal OFFICIALLY beat an episode of Grey’s? Awesome!

  • epicxepic

    TVD, why won’t you die already?!

  • Eliot

    Go Grey’s and Scandal and ABC for that matter! :D

  • Shiro

    go Scandal!

  • Andrew Dias


    Two weeks ago, Scandal had also officially beat an episode of Grey’s… This is the second time Scandal has done such a thing.

  • reedmac

    Good on 8 season old SPN for matching 4 season old TVD.

  • Rod

    I think I need to give Scandal a chance.

  • CrimTV

    TVD’s viewers are higher than the last few episodes with 1.0’s, know it doesn’t matter but perhaps it was closer to a 1.1 than a 0.9 if you know what I mean

  • Dillan

    Yay for TVD!

  • zth

    Not bad for Two And a Half Men – it ended being the #2 comedy on television this season.

  • Laura

    TVD did it again! 4 weeks running! Really hope it goes up for the season finale next week.

    This is why I didn’t understand all the SPN fans shouting about SPN being the number 1 show on the CW this week on the prelim post. TVD had adjusted up from a 0.9 3 weeks in a row, there was a pretty decent chance it was going to do it again. I personally would have waited for the finals before celebrating, knowing TVD’s history of upward adjustments. This isn’t a dig btw, I’m an SPN fan too – I was just confused why fans would celebrate about being ‘the number 1 show of the week’ when the CW’s number 1 show on the network, which had adjusted up from a 0.9 to a 1.0 for the past 3 weeks in a row, hadn’t released it’s final numbers yet.

  • Melissa

    Also, instead of Scandal beating Grey’s Anatomy by three tenths, it only topped it by one tenth. I hope they can both rise to mid-high 3’s for their finales.

  • Michael

    People celebrating TVD, like it hit a series high or a season high lol.

    DAMN, AT SCANDAL! Now that’s something to celebrate.

  • Wright

    TVD did it again!!! No adjustment for Hannibal? That makes me sad. Glad Elemenatry was adjusted up though. SPN has moved into the number 2 spot…still good after 8 years…here’s to 8 more.

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