Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down

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October 18th, 2013

The Big Bang Theory October 17

The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths and Grey's Anatomy was adjusted up a single tenth while The Crazy Ones and Elementary were each adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. Final baseball ratings are also below.


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

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, October 17:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 5.2/17 17.80
FOX MLB Baseball - Live (8-11PM) 2.5/8 8.57
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.3/4 3.27
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.93
ABC Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1.2/4 4.53
8:30 CBS The Millers (8:31-9:01PM) 3.2/9 12.27
NBC Welcome to the Family 0.9/3 2.42
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.7/7 8.78
CBS The Crazy Ones (9:01-9:31PM) 2.4/7 9.37
NBC Sean Saves the World 1.1/3 3.36
CW Reign - Series Premiere 0.8/2 1.98
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (9:31-10:01PM) 2.1/6 8.59
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show 1.2/3 3.56
10:00 ABC Scandal 3.3/10 9.51
CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 1.5/4 8.52
NBC Parenthood 1.3/4 4.02

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

  • Dee

    Scandal fanatics are beyond annoying. Your show is a ratings champ in comparison to others. why can’t you just enjoy it and not antagonize others who don’t kiss Shonda’s arse?!

  • aciel

    what makes you think that even scandals repeats will get better ratings then revenge? theres too many things on that timeslot to watch a repeat of something.

  • Brian B

    TVD did very well but Arrow may be the number one CW show now as it did better this week breaking the 3 million mark.

  • eelna

    any prediction for reign next week?

    I hope 0.8 or 0,7

  • ATXCountry

    Scandal’s last two repeats were irrelevant – the original episodes aired a mere 10 days before the repeat. Everyone who wanted to see the first two episodes of Scandal either watched it live or watched it on ABC.com the next day. That was a place filler to figure out scheduling strategy because Lucky 7 was so atrocious.

  • layla

    I really really really like reign I hope it sticks around

  • Anna

    @Brian B

    The 18-49 Rating is all that matters and TVD beats Arrow every single week.I also love Arrow to be clear.BTW i can see Arrow rising again next week.

  • CBSviewer

    Why is CBS not airing new episodes of TBBT and Two and a Half Men on October 31 ?

  • Dan S

    Elementary won’t see a 3rd season. It’s nowhere near syndication & now getting Friday numbers.


    matt you ever heard of margins of error 3.2 and 3.4 a diff of 200,000 would be rounded to 3.0 in any statistical research. it is no margin at all when you consider the numbers of people involved. a .1 or .2 adjustment either way is nothing

  • Justin121

    Grey’s is running 2 years behind Desperate Housewives.

    ABC and Shonda will end it with some dignity next year.

    When they announced a final season for Housewives, they got Revenge, Once, Scandal.

  • Reprise

    @Dan S

    Two and a Half Men and Elementary will fall to certain cancellation numbers. The reaper has come for both shows. Not wanting to upset the emotionally unbalanced on here but I’m pretty sure both shows have hit below the bubble level with these numbers, and if they don’t go up(Unlikely at this point) they’re done.

  • Scandalfan

    @ Joe and Paris thanks for the laugh but i happen to like Revenge and it has the monster TWD to go against give the show a break.

  • Ram510

    YES! I’m so happy Elementary adjust down. I hope Parenthood beats it next week

  • Casey

    CBSviewer: Because that is Halloween night and that’s usually a lower rated TV viewing night and they don’t want to waste a BBT episode that could get a 5 on a normal night to see it get a 3.something on Halloween.

    Also, they aired an extra BBT episode on that first night of the season and this would allow them to catch the rest of the schedule up to it.

  • ed

    “By the way, Reign already aired in CANADA, and was released online on inlegal websites. And it had tough competition, with Baseball airing.”

    Fan excuse bingo! I doubt there is much overlap between baseball fans and the tweens who watch the CW

  • Tim

    wow…I feel bad for NBC Thursdays, they just cant catch a break. But I am glad that Parks is their best comedy of the night!

    OUAT In Wonderland is dead, which is a shame because I liked last night’s episode…It added much more to the plot that the premiere needed.

    TBBT, what can I say? Glad TCO got a full season.

  • KimmelKanyeWest

    I’ll never understand why TBBT is such a hit. It irks me as much as TAHM. It wouldn’t really both me except NBC keeps slotting Community against them. There really isn’t any excuse for the MJF Show, SSTW, and WTTF pulling their atrocious ratings. NBC always seems to back the wrong horse. I could Go on, but I guess that is just the New Normal at NBC.

    This GA, Scandal, and Revenge feud makes me laugh like the success of one affects the other. They are all very different shows. I still think the writing/acting is better on all of them although I think Revenge sort of lost sight of the ass kicking unapologetic revenger we saw from season one.

  • jessica

    i’m glad tvd went up so far for a stefan focused episode. proves certain haters who say people only watch for delena and that no one like stefan wrong.

  • whyIcannotPost

    which are the most disgusting fans, over-Scandal-rated or SPN? both are on the top of the worst fandoms right now.

    TBBT is a monster, as always.:D

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