Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The X Factor' & 'Glee' Adjusted Up; 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'The Millers' Adjusted Down

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October 11th, 2013


The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up two tenths, The X Factor and Glee were each adjusted up a single tenth,while The Millers and The Vampire Diaries were each adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Additional note: Since there was no adjustment, NBC's 1.1 adults 18-49 average stands as an all time Thursday low for the network.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, October 10:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.1 17 17.64
FOX The X Factor (8-9PM) 2.0 6 6.49
ABC Once Upon a Time in Wonderland -P 1.7 5 5.82
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.2 4 3.23
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.14
8:30PM CBS The Millers 3.0 9 11.73
NBC Welcome to the Family 0.8 2 2.49
9:00PM FOX Glee 2.9 8 7.39
ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.8 8 8.79
CBS The Crazy Ones 2.4 7 9.69
NBC Sean Saves the World 1.0 3 3.26
CW The Originals -R 0.5 1 1.22
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 2.3 6 9.14
NBC The Michael J Fox Show 1.2 3 3.86
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 3.1 9 9.01
CBS Elementary 1.9 6 9.06
NBC Parenthood 1.2 3 3.77

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

  • Mark3

    Sean saves the world.but couldn’t save his own crappy show
    gonna get canned soon! Wtd is up with parenthood numbers dropping this season? Great show. Nbc should just announce this is final season SO WE GET A ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!! SAME WITH PARKS REC!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kenny

    TVD – so Delena’s great love story is NOT bringing in the ratings.
    Too funny.

  • methix0r

    supernatural and tvd both tied for #1 with 1.2 2.59 wth u talking

  • Philip Thompson

    Yup MJFS is gonna get cancelled.

  • SJ

    I think it (MJFS) will get canned soon too, but I am impressed in how strong of star power Michael J Fox has. His shows builds on very weak lead-ins, the show itself is horrible, but people like him in spite of all that. That’s impressive to me.

  • rob60990

    @Gemma, :D

  • Rick

    ABC should really let Obce in Wonderland air it’s entire run if it’s going to decide to cancel it. It’s a quality show with. Innovation and the show deserves that much. Considering how competitive the time slot is they are lucky that much people tuned in.

  • rob60990

    “Considering how competitive the time slot is”

    There’s only 1 show that is competitive in the timeslot.

  • Rich

    Glad OUATIW didn’t adjust down, however, I think once the DVR numbers and streaming numbers are added to it, it wil end up rising a bit.

  • Maya


    Guess what? we have all the right in the world to feel happy, our 9 year old show is doing amazing!!! I’ve been reading your comments and cleary you are a hater of SPN because it getting closer to TVD ratings, and you are upset that in some point TVD will no longer be the number one show on the CW, and I don’t now why you and some others are so obsessed that TVD remains to be N° 1, we all should be happy that the network is doing very well this year!!!

  • Setheriel


    I Agree

  • Mark

    Wow NBC’s Comedy Thursday is failing miserably Welcome to the Family ratings are so low it makes the CW look good. The Millers are still preforming well on CBS. I think when everything is said and done Once Upon A Time in Wonderland will move to ABC on Sunday Night.

  • charmedcraft

    I’m interested to read the posts from TVD fans next week if the ratings don’t improve. They are so used to TVD being #1 that the thought of it dropping a spot makes them panic. It premiered with a 1.2, shows always drop the second episode. SPN also premiered with a 1.2 and it’s possible it will drop a bit next week also, of course I would love if it retained the 1.2 or goes higher but I’m not going to have a panic attack unless it drops by several points.

  • Mumbo

    Time for NBC to blow up their Thursday lineup and completely start over because Jesus…CW numbers right there.

    I guess they already did that though, with the exception of Parks…making it even sadder.

    Guess it’s a good thing Wonderland is only a one-season show anyway! I guess the ratings for that show don’t matter a whole ton, because even if it did get yanked (not in that territory yet though) it would all get released on DVD anyway. There’s no back 9, it’s just a 17-episode season or something.

  • Dorothy5334

    Am I the only one that LOVES when Ultima corrects people.. I probably still will even when Ultima corrects me…

  • Dorothy5334

    Wow, it’s only been two weeks and Elementary has already topped Scandal in viewers. Scandal peaked last week with a 3.6 and next week it will be below a 2.9. ABC doesn’t know how to schedule any of their shows. All of their new shows are failing, i.e. The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Lucky 7 (cancelled), Super Fun Night, Back In The Game, Once Upon A Time In Neverland, Betrayal and Agents of Steel (even though it got a back nine order) for the money it costs to make the show and the advertising expenses, the ratings just aren’t there. Viewers and demo has dropped dramatically for this show in the past three weeks. In addition, a lot of their returning shows are down, i.e. The Middle, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing, Neighbors (ready for cancellation), Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Dancing With The Stars and Castle.

    Total viewers mean nothing ratings wise.

    Why does everyone think they can schedule better than the professionals.. I never get that.

  • Dorothy5334

    Posted October 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM
    Once Upon A Time In Neverland

    The spinoff is in Wonderland, the original show is in Neverland.

    Also, for as bad as you think ABC is doing, they’re still up year-to-year.

    I notice a lot of people seem to do that..

  • Jeff

    The missus and I watched TBBT, but neither of us thought The Millers was very good. We switched over and watched the nbc comedies. We thought they were ok. Obviously not many others followed our example. Their ratings were terrible.

    NBC should bring back Community at 8 and move P&R to 8:30. Best they can do in a bad situation

  • Networkman

    NBC should announce that this is the last season for Parenthood during midseason. So during the Olympic Games, advertisements can be shown that when the show returns viewers will be watching the final remaining episodes before the series finale.

    I can’t believe that Glee actually won the 9pm hour. I know FOX wish X-Factor was pulling a 2.9 demo as well.

  • Dorothy5334

    @Ultima LOL! I doubt this season can reach the 6.0 or 6.1 on the demo.

    I believe Ultima was responding to whoever said that it was down this year.. Ultima posted numbers showing it wasn’t down… Why are you saying it cannot at all reach a 6.0 has the quality of the show went down? I don’t watch the show but I’ve seen every year the ratings go up, any particular reason why it won’t. Especially since so far this year since last years premieres, I think I t has increased?

    Posted October 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM
    Get ready for the excuses and delusions from Scandal fans, folks.

    Week 1: 3.6 Big hit! The show’s only going to get bigger and bigger! 4.2 next week!

    Week 2: 3.1 Scandal is still doing good; huge hit! It will be up next week with that lame bomb episode!!

    Week 3: 2.9 Scandal is still doing good! No worries! It will go up next week.

    Week 4: 2.8 Scandal is great! No problems here! Still number 1!!!!

    Week 20: 2.3 – Still beating Elementary. Neilson can’t be trusted!

    Omg seriously you are the opposite of Dante/Max
    Not all scandal fans share the same opinion on it, but you have to wonder when breaking it series record the premiere week that the fans of it wouldn’t be proud.. That’s a tremendous feat.. Especially since nothing but the BBT and the voice on network tv has increased.. Like the show or not but give it a break.. Your like a broken record that won’t let it go..

    Although I’m glad that you seem to be a psychic and believe that’s what will happen.. I would love to take that wager with you… I bet you won’t take it.. I bet that it won’t be below 3.0 in the finals next wk?? What do you say?

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