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TV Ratings Thursday: 'The Office' & 'Glee' Rise, 'Scandal' Hits High + 'Elementary' & 'Wipeout' Hit Lows

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May 10th, 2013

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Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.7/8 2.4/7 2.4/7 1.5/5 1.5/5 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 2.0/7 1.9/7 1.5/5 1.3/5 0.7/3
Total Viewers (million) 12.094 7.270 8.641 3.279 3.510 1.724


CBS was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory scored a 4.6, down three tenths from last week's 4.9 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men earned a 3.4, up two tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49. Person Of Interest was even with last week's series low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary fell to a new series low with a 1.8, down two tenths from last week's series low 2.0.

On FOX, American Idol earned a 2.8, up two tenths  from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Glee scored a 2.1, up two tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the season premiere of Wipeout  earned a dismal 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, a new low for a premiere. Grey’s Anatomy earned a 2.9, down a tenth from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal garnered a 3.2, up six tenths from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating and a new series high.

On NBC, the Community season (series?) finale garnered a 1.3, up a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49. The Office  earned a 2.3, up half a ratings point from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Hannibal was flat with last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 0.9, down a tenth from last week’s 1.0 Adults 18-49 rating. Beauty And The Beast was also even with last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 9, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.6 16 15.70
FOX American Idol 2.8 9 11.20
NBC Community 1.3 5 3.14
ABC Wipeout -P 1.2 4 4.33
CW The Vampire Diaries 0.9 3 2.16
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.4 11 12.62
NBC The Office -R 1.1 3 2.40
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9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.9 8 8.60
CBS Person Of Interest 2.4 7 12.98
NBC The Office (9-10) 2.3 6 4.41
FOX Glee 2.1 6 6.08
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.5 1 1.29
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10:00 PM ABC Scandal 3.2 9 8.89
CBS Elementary 1.8 5 9.15
NBC Hannibal 1.1 3 2.66

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101.

 
  • Bee

    OH MY EFFING GOD. WAS SCANDAL PRE-EMPTED!?! HOW IS THIS REAL!

  • BenUK

    Come on VD work that magic and rise to that 1.0

  • Liam

    Holy Crap at Scandal. I havn’t seen the show, but looking at this ratings rise I think I will check it out over the Summer. Fair play to the series, they are doing something right and so is ABC.

  • Chris J

    R.I.P. Community

  • SteveO

    Wow at scandal!

  • Grey

    Go “Scandal!”

  • mando

    I almost cried when they get together to watch their show.
    Maybe next week, the office’s ratings will hit its highest of this season.

  • Paul

    Wow @ Scandal!

    I hope ABC does NOT move Scandal. Even though they could move it to Sundays at 9pm. Please don’t, though. Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

    The finale next week is going to be HUGE.

  • Branbran

    Greys better adjust up

  • Jamie

    Oh My God! Scandal!

    Damn! Damn!

  • CrimTV

    Why is TVD not rising, next week is the finale, I hope it rises to a 1.1+ :(

  • Zach

    OMG, THIS JUST MADE SUPERNATURAL (AFTER 7 SEASONS) THE #1 SHOW ON CW! O/

  • scandalous

    Wow scandal should really be moved to a 9 pm timeslot. It could help a new show out. ABC’s fall schedule should be really interesting. Can’t wait for next week’s finale ratings. Is it crazy to think it will hit a 4???

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Community is up! Renewal is a lock.

  • L

    *stands up and applauds Scandal*

    Congratulations ABC, you’ve nurtured and made a real hit of a show.

    In other news… I’m going to presume that .2 rise for TAAHM is for Hilary Duff’s guest star. Good old Lizzie!

  • Chuck_T

    Nice increase for THE OFFICE, and a very good episode, too.

  • feinn

    Bad for cw and tvd….they need to kill off Elena ..

  • Max Vrany

    Grey’s overran into Scandal. No sense celebrating yet.

  • Rebecca

    I still need to stream Community and The Office, but TBBT was pretty funny last night – loved Wallowitz’s celebrity impressions while playing the Dungeon Master.

  • Markitos

    WOW! Go Scandal! Good for Grey’s too :)

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