Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Michael J Fox Show' & 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' Adjusted Down

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September 27th, 2013

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The 8:00PM episode of The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up two tenths, the 8:30PM episode of The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, The Michael J Fox Show and The X Factor were adjusted up a single tenth and The Crazy Ones was adjusted down a single 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, September 26:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -P 5.5 18 18.99
FOX The X Factor (8-9PM) 2.1 6 6.47
NBC Parks and Recreation (8-9PM) 1.3 4 3.27
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -R 1.2 4 4.68
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.72
8:30PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 6.1 18 20.44
9:00PM CBS The Crazy Ones -P 3.9 11 15.52
ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-11PM) -P 3.4 9 9.27
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show -P (9-10PM) 2.2 6 7.50
FOX Glee -P 2.0 5 5.06
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.2 1 0.58
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -P 2.9 8 11.59
10:00 PM CBS Elementary -P 2.1 6 10.18
NBC Parenthood -P 1.6 5 5.06

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

  • StevenD

    This may be early to call, but if NBC Thursday comedy is dead in February except for MJF, NBC could swap it with Growing Up Fisher and put it at 9-10 with About a Boy after The Voice, as I believe AAB/MJF would be a good pairing

    And I will be completely denying that Parks might end for the rest of the year…. It’s just my favorite show

  • Rollie Dethloff

    NBC should have kept Go On and used it as another anchor. Parks & Recreation to start off the night as the sole fall returning comedy followed by a batch of three new comedies doesn’t work. Could’ve saved SSTW for mid-season, and dropped in Go On at 9:30 after MJF.

  • Dan

    @Fake Me Out – Yeah that Unforgettable renewal was more Unexpected than when the series was Uncancelled last year. I guess CBS figured the show did pretty well for the summer and deserved a renewal. The only question is when Season 2 will finish airing.

    Another thing to note is that lets say that Parks & Rec gets a 1.2 next week and Welcome to the Family gets a 1.6-1.9 and Sean Saves the World gets a 1.8-2.0 and MJF drops to 1.9. NBC will still consider that a success only because its an improvement over how the shows were doing last year.

    Up All Night premiered to a 1.3 which is identical to Parks & Rec’s premiere. (Although the SNL update that preceded itgot a 1.6)

    The Office opened to a 2.1 identical to MJF’s opening and while Parks & Rec opened to a 1.7 last season this year its in a worse slot.

    So for NBC as long as their new comedies stay above 1.6 they will be considered successful, anything below that will be cancellation territory.

  • WHugoP

    TBBT had more demo than The X Factor, Parks, Agents of SHIELD(R) and TVD(R) ALL TOGHETER. OMG

  • brian

    @Jenk, found the numbers at Futon Critic. The 18-49s were the same at 2.1, but the audience went from 7.1 million for show 1 to 7.3 million for show 2. These numbers were based on the prelim numbers, but the slight increase suggests MJF might have more traction against 2.5 Men. The next few weeks will tell the tale.

  • Wright

    Oh well maybe next week….I was hoping that Elementary would be adjusted up.

  • eridapo

    I’m shocked by this Unforgettable news given that this summer episodes have not even finished airing, so I did not give it a chance…

    Can this be a shift in strategy for the networks (specially with Network own shows)to one actually have year around programming and use the summer to build up the episode count for those shows they think might eventually make it to syndication that otherwise would have been cancelled.

  • Joe

    9/27/13: just watched the premiere episodes of The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones. Between the 2 of them, The Crazy Ones has a shorter shelf life. It was horrible. Not even Robin Williams quick witted comebacks were worth the time. They felt forced, just for the sake of attempting comedy. The main problem with this show, like most “comedies” these days, is that they are all single camera, sans studio audience. Hamish Linklater is flat out boring and annoying. Once I saw that he was on the show, I knew it wasn’t going to be good. To coin the football phrase, The Crazy Ones will be “3 and out.” This show will be lucky to make it to episode 3.

    As for The Michael J. Fox Show, it could last for an entire season, simply for the reason that America loves Michael J. Fox for his boyish looks and his “don’t give up” attitude towards Parkinson’s. The show itself isn’t very funny. For the same reason as The Crazy Ones, it’s not a comedy without a studio audience. I didn’t watch 30 Rock for this reason (and Tracy Morgan). I don’t watch Parks & Rec. I don’t watch Modern Family. I don’t watch these shows, and others, for the simple reason that comedies aren’t comedies without a studio audience. The first episode of The Michael J. Fox Show had it’s moments. The chemistry between Michael and Betsy Brandt is okay. It’s certainly better than Tim Allen and Nancy Travis on Last Man Standing (they have NONE!!).

    I had voted on here that “Dads” would be the first show canceled of the 2013-2014 season. I think The Crazy Ones will now be the first show canceled. I haven’t watched “Dads” because I don’t find Seth Green funny at all.

  • ToXiX


    I agree about what you said about single cam vs Multi cam

    So many people hate the Multi cams and enjoy single cams but I’m the complete opposite.
    I prefer Multi cams and usually don’t even watch a show if its a single cam.

    But I will watch the CBS single cams since its so rare that they even air those.

    I also like Brooklyn Nine Nine, but can’t stand 30 Rock, p&r, modern family etc.

  • AlanHalliwell

    If Glee can keep above 2.0 all season I think they will be delighted Gleeis not only a show that gets revenue from ad sales but from Music sales aswell as For P&R It will be moved put something like a repeat next to big bang Nothing can stop it(IMO dont undertand why TBBT is so high)

  • Amy

    Huge Buffy fan, love Sarah Michelle Gellar, will watch her in anything… but lord TCO was boring. I would expect a huge ratings drop next week simply because the show was a huge disappointment – add in the lack of TBBT lead in and the drop will be enormous. I’m really sad, I was so hoping Sarah had finally found a post-Buffy hit show.

  • Jon

    I always get a kick out of the posters who don’t get the humor of the big bang theory. The chemistry of that cast issecond to none. It reminds me of the kind of chemistry friends has. Tbbt cast has comedic timing and they play off one another perfectly. The writing is outstanding and so is the character growth. You genuinely care about each and every character. There is a dynamic there that just isn’t being duplicated on any other sitcom. It saddens me that network Tv cant produce sitcoms like they could in the 80s. Tbbt will go down a s this generations greatest sitcom.

  • CookyMonzta

    I’m impressed. 6.1 in the demo with an 18 share and 20.4 million? Last year, Big Bang debuted with a 5.0 and 15.6 million viewers.

    If they keep this up, they could challenge NCIS and NBC Sunday Night Football for the top spot. It’s a whole new ballgame now.

  • CookyMonzta

    Which is to say that Big Bang, along with NCIS, are a rare occurrence; namely, shows that keep getting better with age.

  • CBSviewer

    Can’t wait to see how many million viewers will watch NCIS Tuesday ! 23 million ?

  • Flame

    @Busy06, who wrote: “BBT should be on at 9 pm, CBS would probably see 6?s at that time. It should be the anchor of the night not wasting the lead in at 8pm. An ideal schedule for them is

    Thursday: The Millers, BBT, Crazy Ones and TAAHM”

    -> So basically you are saying TBBT should air at 21:00 but then put it on your fantasy schedule at 20:30? Ahhhhhm, yes, makes sense…

  • Networkman

    I agree with Justin121. This has been one of the best premiere weeks in recent years. And not only in terms of ratings but in the quality of the new shows as well.

    MJF show didn’t do half bad consider it had to follow a 1.3 lead in from Parks & Rec. It also increased by over 4 million viewers. It basically had to self start. And as I stated MJF would no longer be all that popular with the particular demographics that the networks are looking for nowadays. Regarding The Crazy Ones people have to remember that it is not just Robin Williams but Sarah Michelle Gellar is a big draw as well. Two and A Half Men is becoming like comfort food. And I was really excited to see Holland Taylor back on the show.

  • Networkman

    Really proud of The Big Bang Theory hitting a new viewer record and also being the #1 scripted program this week in demo and viewers.

    Regarding Glee, I do feel this should be its last year on Thursday. I think it would serve the FOX network well on Friday, following a reality show such as Masterchef. I have to say that it is doing ok for a show in its 5th season on the network, consider New Girl isn’t that much stronger. And I believe the majority of the Tuesday comedy lineup has less total viewers.

  • CrimTV


    Regarding Glee, I do feel this should be its last year on Thursday. I think it would serve the FOX network well on Friday, following a reality show such as Masterchef.

    Glee is young skewing though, it would fail on Fridays considering it’s target audience would not be around to watch it!

  • Patrick G

    I’m surprised “The Michael J. Fox Show” didn’t perform higher, though I guess the competition is just too stiff on Thursdays, and it *IS* NBC after all.

    WTF is wrong with Cablevision in the Northeast? I tried to set my DVR to record “Glee” this week and their channel grid had something else in the timeslot, saying it would premiere NEXT week, so I missed it. Perhaps this is partly why the premiere was so much lower if millions of people in the Northeast were incorrectly informed?!

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