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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

The Closure Alternative

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
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.5 11 12.83
NBC The Office -R 1.1 3 2.35
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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
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10:00 PM ABC Scandal 3.2 9 8.87
CBS Elementary 1.9 5 9.29
NBC Hannibal 1.1 3 2.62

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

 
  • Melissa

    Last season, American Idol jumped two rating points from its penultimate Thursday episode to its season finale (4.4 to 6.4). If that happened this year, that would mean the finale would pull a stout 4.9. Are we expecting the same kind of week-to-week boost this year?

  • tv watcher

    I Love Love Scandal. I’m so happy for the ratings. Go Greys great ratings as usual. ABC Thursday’s are the best!!

    I love Person of Interest too good ratings. See you next season!

  • Claire

    TVD did what again? SPN has the same ratings, and it’s 8 years old. :)

  • Michael

    I loved Scandal from the beginning, but it has vastly improved since last season. I’m glad the masses are finally watching! It deserves this and more. It simply is as brilliantly executed as people say. Kudos to Shonda, Kerry, and Co.

    On a totally different note, Max, we miss your posts on Fridays and Mondays. They were always entertaining. I can only imagine how much you are gloating now. Can you come back…please?

  • lohan

    Cancel Hannibal now and put it out of its misery.

  • lll

    The person of interest finale was pretty good. Love how the director of the episode (Richard J Lewis), Greg and Jonathan (executive producers) appeared toward the end of the episode. Great stuff.

  • Shawn P.

    Thank god Grey’s adjusted up!! :D So happy for Scandal, it’s a great show! I say when season 3 premiers in the fall, it will have big numbers because everyone will be catching up over the summer! :D I’m kind of shocked for POI really. I expected higher. It used to be in such competition with Greys but now it’s kind of sizzled down. 2.4 is still good though, yet I can’t help thinking that if a Greys finale got that, all of the haters would bash it to pieces, yet for POI it’s great ?? hmmmm .

  • Melissa

    @Shawn P.

    2.4 is still good though, yet I can’t help thinking that if a Greys finale got that, all of the haters would bash it to pieces, yet for POI it’s great ?? hmmmm .

    So true! Which is funny because Grey’s Anatomy is seven years older and doesn’t have a 3.5 lead-in. :lol:

  • Dan S

    @KJ Styles, I’m in complete agreement with you regarding Elementary. This was CBS’ face saving renewal of a freshman series. After giving it the post SB slot they couldn’t very well turnaround and cancel it a few months later. Assuming it continues it’s downward trajectory it’ll be gone a year from now.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    Melissa
    Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:36 PM
    Last season, American Idol jumped two rating points from its penultimate Thursday episode to its season finale (4.4 to 6.4). If that happened this year, that would mean the finale would pull a stout 4.9. Are we expecting the same kind of week-to-week boost this year?

    No.

    There is virtually no star power of guests for the show, announced. I have no idea how they are going to fill that 87minutees (2hrs7min).

    Plus, I feel the Who will win? Is not going to be that big of a deal. I don’t think Candice vs Kree has huge fanwars. We already know it’s not a WGWG but it is someone from the south from either a R&B (Fantasia/Jordin/Ruben) or Country (Carrie/Scotty).

    BTW, both Mariah & Keith are pre tapping their performances. Go to MJ’s for a more detailed list.

  • Lena

    @Wright,

    It’s funny how SPN fans state their show is #2 on CW. Forgot about Arrow? Not quite.

  • gerry

    happy tvd bumped up!

    SCANDAL SPANKS THE NIGHT! (well, 9 and beyond anyhow…)

  • Laina

    @Lena

    “It’s funny how SPN fans state their show is #2 on CW. Forgot about Arrow? Not quite”

    SPN beat Arrow this week and tied with TVD so SPN fans have every right to say their show is #1 in ratings (along with TVD).

  • yoyo

    Yo

  • Freyja


    TVD did what again? SPN has the same ratings, and it’s 8 years old.

    Shhhh Clare you are not allowed to say anything ;) That’s the rule of thumb from certain people on this board, if your an SPN fan just sit down and shut up. LOL

  • Shawn P.

    @Melissa

    EXACTLY! :D Not bashing POI, because I actually quite like it, but you know! haha! I personally would be happy if Greys continued beyond a season 10 (which I have just found out it will be getting YAY) and pulled a 2.4 but I know if it did, haters would be like – ugh what a wreck Grey’s Anatomy is, cancel the soap, terrible ratings, sinking ship, etc.

    I really hope it pulls a big number for its finale next week!! :D I’m waiting for it to air so I can watch last nights episode and the finale together, hehe!! Same for Scandal! :)

  • giantslor

    The fact that no one’s watching Hannibal confirms for me that it’s the best show on TV.

  • yoyo

    Yoyo

  • Roco

    @Jay, I resent that statement, white people watch it too..

  • Cas

    What were you saying SPN fans?

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