Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hannibal', 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Office' Retrospective Adjusted Up

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May 17th, 2013


The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up four tenths, Grey's Anatomy, the Vampire Diaries, Hannibal, & The Office Retrospective were each adjusted up one tenth among adults 18-49, 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 16:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory - Season Finale 4.8 16 15.48
FOX American Idol  (8-10PM) - Season Finale 3.6 11 14.31
NBC The Office Retrospective 2.1 7 4.43
CW The Vampire Diaries - Season Finale 1.1 3 2.24
ABC Wipeout 1.0 3 3.81
8:30PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 3.3 10 11.83
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy- Season Finale 3.1 8 8.99
NBC The Office - Series Finale (9-10:15) 3.0 8 5.69
CBS Elementary (9-11) -Season Finale 2.0 6 8.98
CW Beauty and the Beast -Season Finale 0.5 1 1.26
10:00 PM ABC Scandal -Season Finale 3.2 9 9.12
NBC Hannibal (10:15-11PM) 1.1 5 2.46

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

  • glover

    Scandal still beat Greys. WOW

  • erwanfromfrance

    Yay for Grey’s and Hannibal!!

  • Hujo21

    NBC just announce Hannibal is cancel. LOL

  • Gussi

    Great for TBBT, but still don’t get those huge adjustments. Why??

  • Sam

    How does TBBT manage to get adjusted up this much every week?

  • Nathan

    Scandal was amazing last night! I hope the fall brings new surprises (for both the show, and the ratings)

  • rob60990

    Poor Wipeout, losing to TVD.

    I knew Grey’s wouldn’t rise. There was just too much going on. If it had its season finale last week it would have done much better.

    TBBT adjusted up 4 tenths? Really?

    The Office did very well for its series finale considering most of this season has been in the upper 1s to low 2s.

  • Lakersupbyten

    Good for Elementary and Beauty….steady..see you next season !! :)

  • Jacob

    Why does TBBT get adjusted up 4-5 tenths every weeks. Also Hannibal is done

  • Dillan

    Yay for TVD! I thought the final was great.

    Poor numbers for the final of B&TB.

  • Oscar

    Scandal is just using the great lead in that Greys puts for it. Grey’s is doing the hard work competing against stronger competition and creating audience from nothing. (1.0 of lead in???)…
    So Grey’s numbers are so much impresive that Scandal’s numbers. I’m glad for both show tho..

  • Billy

    I guess all those burying TBBT today were a bit premature. With the bump up it was only .1 behind last week, and it faced much tougher competition this week. Also, how about that 3.3 for the repeat.

  • KevinSW

    Honestly, Hannibal is holding up well, by now most the shows there were below 1’s and against some stiff competition, NBC hasn’t been stable in that timeslot in like forever.

  • Ben Thompson

    Awesome that Vampire Diaries adjusted up and beat Wipeout. Only down 1 tenth from last years finale.

  • reedmac

    well everyone guessed TVD would adjust up. 1.1 not bad for a 4 year old show, 1.0 for an 8 year old show aint too shabby either.

  • Markitos

    Good for Grey’s :D

  • FringeFan

    After 8 years that’s all NBC can gather for a series finale? What a fail.

  • DenverDean

    TBBT must be because of heavy DVR usage. Only explanation.

  • Tihomir

    TVD finale should have been higher in viewers..

  • Carl

    I can’t help laughing at the weird synergy with BBT and TVD – BBT goes up .3 in finals for weeks now, while TVD goes from 0.9 to 1.0. This week, BBT went up up .4, and TVD goes from 1.0 to 1.1.

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