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.

  • Lance B.


    well it did have the best lead-in

  • halloween

    TVD is consistent

  • christy

    Yeaaaaaaaaaah Scandal! Where are the haters now?

  • CrimTV


    We’re celebrating that TVD DIDN’T hit another series low

  • hiii

    nooo glee :((((( pleasee next season you have to move it on tuesday!!!! on thursday there’s too much competition

  • David


    It’s great for both shows isn’t it! I adore both shows and I’m really happy Scandal built on Grey’s.

    On another note, could this 1.3 mean Community is renewed?

  • Oscar

    Grey’s Anatomy is up 370,000 in viewers in the final ratings when they usually rises just 120,000. So this is almost 3 times the usual increase. I know it said 3.1 in the finals but it was really a little bit up, maybe a 3.13 or 3.14, just not enough to climb to a 3.2 but very close!!

  • John A

    Nice for TVD. That the best POI could do for its finale?

  • Melissa

    And Grey’s Anatomy crushed Person of Interest again despite the latter having a lead-in over two points higher and being seven years younger! :grin:

  • Michael


    I guess the TVD fandom has set low standards for the show. Don’t mind me though, I haven’t been happy with TVD’s quality of writing and storylines, since Kevin left.

  • theCroup

    Two ABC dramas in the 3s on the same night? I’m having flashbacks to last year!

  • fringegot5seasons

    Holy crap at Scandal.

    Like, just holy crap. Pretty sure nobody imagined it would have a fair lead over American Idol at the start of this season, even despite AI’s declines, but, wow. Beating Grey’s at 10.

    PoI why so low for your finale :(

  • jake

    Wow I think I will start watching Scandal…

  • communityfan11

    does this mean we will finaly know if community and the new normal got renewed yet or r we stuck waiting even longer??

  • JaneDoe24

    Go Scandal and Greys! I hope the finales are even higher! :-)

  • MichaelChickless

    That’s still weak for Elementary. And I would’ve liked a tenth or two added to POI.

    Go Community! Go Hannibal!

  • Sarah

    I know it really doesn’t matter, but I’m still happy that Glee was adjusted down.

  • Jayson

    So relieved that Grey’s adjusted up. Woohoo!

  • Wright


    Don’t worry we won’t mind you!!!


    YES!!! Person of Interest’s total viewership numbers were adjusted up,baby,13.16 MILLION sets of eyeballs watching the awesomeness that is Person of Interest,now bring on season 3. :)

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