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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.

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  • Max Vrany

    @Petar, a 1.1 would ostensibly warrant cancellation, even on NBC, but Hannibal’s renewal likely depends on non-public factors.

  • israelCD

    OMFG !!! Supernatural is the biggest surprise this season !!! After 7 seasons and number ONE SHOW on a crappy network like THE CW !!!

  • SJ

    @Ultima

    You know what I mean. Jeez, stop being so literal!

  • JR35

    Gray’s had a 2-minute overrun, for what it’s worth.

  • Ultima

    @Max Vrany
    FOX was also in the mix to win May Sweep last I saw

    They’re close right now, but they’ll fade down the stretch as they end their shows early (e.g. American Idol) and transition into summer programming.

  • CrimTV

    @Amy

    People didn’t get tired of the ‘killing originals’ storyline that lasted from season 2 to early 4.

  • Holly

    Scandal has had an amazing season and been a real bright spot for ABC.

  • oktimeforplanc

    The season finale of Person of Interest was really great! Also I loved Elementary last night. Looking forward to the 2 hour season finale!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ” a 1.1 would ostensibly warrant cancellation, even on NBC, but Hannibal’s renewal likely depends on non-public factors.”

    Non-public factors always ready to give the cancellation bear a black eye!

  • senor chang

    Re: Hannibal, I think steady isn’t a bad indication. I mean, sure, its lead-in was up, but The Office really isn’t a good fit for it. It’s like getting mad at Parenthood for not getting a boost after America’s Hottest Strippers (which is definitely going to be a show on NBC next season).

    I wouldn’t put too much stock into its lead-in, and if it’s renewed I expect it won’t be on Thursdays at 10 anymore (Fridays at 10 behind Grimm seems like a natural fit, especially since it can alternate with Dracula. Cheap import horror night, anybody?)

  • Andrew Dias

    If anyone has half-hours, please, post them!

  • George

    @Max Vrany

    What do you mean by non-public?

  • bjssp

    @AA:

    I don’t care what NBC announces on Monday. If CBS were to move TBBT, which if I had to guess was unlikely, there’s no doubt NBC would shake up its proposed schedule, putting its MJF show at 8:00. I’m calling that right now.

    @Ultima:

    Did The Voice beat Idol when they went head to head last night?

  • Tommy M.

    @ Dan S,

    ” I can’t imagine ABC not being tempted to move it to a day & time that needs help like Tues at 9pm.”

    Scandal would need to retooled to be appropriate at 9PM, Why would they retool a show that’s doing so well?

    “That would then open up the post GA slot to launch a new show.”

    Yeah because Grey’s has proven that it’s great at launching new shows… :roll:

  • Mika02

    Leave Scandal where it is at 10pm. If they put the Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. at 8pm I would definitely watch.

  • Alex

    People, Hannibal is one of the best new shows!!!

  • Ultima

    @bjssp
    Did The Voice beat Idol when they went head to head last night?

    During the 8pm hour, yes.

  • Kyle R

    @SJ

    NBC will seal their fate as the most pathetic network by renewing a show slightly below their scripted average that gets rave reviews and giving it a second chance? I think they’ll seal their fate if they renew The New Normal because that show had so much more of a chance and hit a .7. Hannibal is a critical darling whose ratings justify another chance. If they don’t improve next year, cancel it.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Half hour ratings, for the thirsty.

    8:00PM H/P 28.7
    WIPEOUT ABC 1.2
    BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.6
    COMMUNITY NBC 1.3
    AMERICAN IDOL 12 FOX 2.4
    THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.9
    8:30PM H/P 31.6
    WIPEOUT ABC 1.3
    TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 3.4
    THE OFFICE – R NBC 1.1
    AMERICAN IDOL 12 FOX 3.1
    THE VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 0.9
    9:00PM H/P 34.2
    GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.8
    PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 2.5
    THE OFFICE NBC 2.2
    GLEE FOX 2.3
    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CW 0.5
    9:30PM H/P 36.1
    GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 2.9
    PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 2.3
    THE OFFICE NBC 2.3
    GLEE FOX 1.9
    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CW 0.5
    10:00PM H/P 34.6
    SCANDAL ABC 3.2
    ELEMENTARY CBS 1.9
    HANNIBAL NBC 1.2
    10:30PM H/P 33.2
    SCANDAL ABC 3.2
    ELEMENTARY CBS 1.6
    HANNIBAL NBC 1.0

  • Tihomir

    I’m getting worried for TVD… please rise.

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