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.

  • Once & Again

    Please people don’t call for the devil (Max). He annoyed a lot of people, because he always called our favorite shows flops. If it was one show he insulted ok, but there were several shows. Hope he never comes back.

  • charmedcraft

    ?”@CW_Supernatural: For those #Supernatural fans out there that are unsure if we’ll see those Winchester Bros for a 9th Season, the asnwer is…… YES! ;)”


  • Jenny

    Scandal is amazing didn’t adjust down at all, and hit new highs!

  • rob60990

    lol at the Scandal fans in a panic at the thought of ABC moving their show. Guess even they know it would flop on its own. :D

  • lakersupbyten

    Good for elementary adjusting up! Excellent episode last night. This show is still capable of upper 2 demos. This show is excellent. The writing has got to really get sharp consistently..to get back up. A most likely will.

  • Brenda

    Wow @ Scandal, simply amazing the feats for this show this yr. And yikes at that 1.9 for elementary. Ive seen some eps but its too boring for me to keep following. I agree if it has similar numebrs next season its not lasting past then.

  • lakersupbyten

    And Elementary will go back up most likely.

  • Brandy

    Yay for VD,BBT.


    Oh hells YES about Scandel It did not just adjudst down. Kerry Washington, Shonda and everyone involved should realize they have a hot show. I want to see Scandel cross 10 million. I would cheer up and down. IMO ABC should renew this for 2-3 more seasons. Its absolutely one of the ebst on TV. Its Shonda’s best work since her early seasons of Grey’s. I thought PP was a really medicore show and then she did some stinkers but Scandel is good. ABC was so on the fence about renewing it. It was this or GCB and they chose Scandel wisely.

  • Ram510

    SCANDAL, simply the best! Only good news of the day!

  • American

    Glad for the Scandal fans the show held up. TVD also continues to refuse going sub-1. And TBBT +.3 again!

  • Nathan

    Rob has to always find some way to bash Scandal.

  • Ellan

    Is there cheering war as to whether TVD of SPN is #1 on CW? I personally love both shows, so they they are both #1 for me. If only BATB could go that high, then I would be ecstatic! Well, at least it’s stable and not going down, which is good for me. Cheering for your own show to win is fine, but remember to be nice about it. It’s pretty sad for people to hear bad comments about their show from other people. :)

  • Megan

    ”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.”

    Considering how the show got tie by SPN twice in the last 3 episodes (3 time this year in total), got tie by Arrow once and beaten by Arrow once too, unless the ratings come back up a lot in the finale and next year (or both SPN/Arrow get down a lot…which could happen for Arrow, less chances for SPN), we can hardly say TVD is the huge lonely front runner #1 it once was. There’s 3 #1 show now, not just one.

    Ep 1-5 average demo of SPN was 0,86 this season. The ep. 16-20 average demo was 0,94. For the same episodes, the averages for TVD, it went from 1,46 to 1,12. And now it’s a tie this week again

  • Michael

    Funny how the Scandal haters are celebrating and cheering on for other shows that would die to have an ounce of Scandal’s viewership numbers. :D

  • mike

    Idol got rid of their best contestant last night. Now the finale will be a snoozefest!

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    I also don’t understand why people love to celebrate in advance (talking to the SPN fans celebrating being number one show for like 2 hours and now it turns out they only tied to TVD), You should know by now that those ratings are not final geez!
    It reminds me a few months ago when Scandal was ending its “flop era” and got like a 2.7 i think and crazy fans where celebrating for that series high in the preliminars and later got adjusted down 3 pathetic tenths!!! (never before saw a show with not so great ratings adjusting down so bad).
    So stop being so enthusiastic, i mean be happy but don’t act like it’s guaranteed it will not get adjusted down or up.

    Anyway Scandal got over a 3.0 so i’ll try to catch up next month on Netflix which happens to have season 1. Let’s see if it’s as good as everybody says.

    the office got its 2nd highest rated episode this season 2.3 (against a 2.4 in november) so i’m almost sure the series finale will hit a season high.

  • Laura

    @ Megan

    I never claimed that TVD is ‘the huge lonely front runner’ it once was. Yes, I’m well aware the show has been beaten a few times this season. But statistically, it is still the number 1 show on the CW. I agree wholehearedly that there’s now 3 shows head and shoulders above the rest, and I’m nothing but greatful for that – the CW needs as many hits as it can get at this point, and I’m a fan of all 3 (TVD, SPN and Arrow). But statistically, TVD is still number 1, and as been every week bar I think 2. I don’t even think it matters which one is number 1 – it’s a pointless title anyway.

    Jeez, I never meant to start a TVD vs SPN war. I love both shows, and I’m thrilled both are doing so well. Basically all I was saying was that I thought it was premature for SPN fans to celebrate being the number 1 show of the week before the TVD finals came out. That’s all. No offence meant towards any of the shows/fans of the shows.

  • Lmw931

    And TVD does it again :D

  • were123

    Scandal is a true hit! It’s like it stole OUAT numbers from last year!
    I’m really happy about Scandal, it’s a great show :D

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