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.

  • Brandon

    Totally agree, I’m not a fan of Arrow but I do not hate on it. I’m actually rooting for it, I like CW the most out of all the networks so whatever CW show is on im rooting for because I think that network deserves more than it gets.
    Hopefully TVD and Arrow keeps bringing in good rating!!

  • Julian

    and I hope Parenthood’s rating keeps going down and the show get cancelled soon. It is such a copycat of Brothers & Sisters in term of theme of the show.

  • Wright

    Too bad for Reign and Elementary. Both are good shows. Great for TVD!!!

  • coolioni

    Out of all the new CW shows the only one I have liked is “The tommorow People”.

    Reign and the Originals was kinda boring.

    Especially Reign.

    SPN is still the best !

  • Dorothy5334

    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
    Let’s start calling them OBSESSIVE FANS although I’m a fan of both.. There is a small portion of them on here that are a but crazy.

    Scandal haters are so annoying, you can hate on this show all you want, the simple fact is, it’s getting a tone of promotion and even better ratings. If you don’t watch it then stop speaking upon it.

    I am a huge Revenge fan but I want compare it to Scandal for the simple fact that I want both shows to survive. I’m not one of those Scandal fans bragging about their success and hating on other shows, these are actors who are clearly doing their jobs, and with low rated shows their jobs are on the line because of cancellation. People just need to stop with the hate!.

    I’ve been on here since it started the revenge vs scandal.. It basically started with Max aka Dante and mostly there are a few scandal haters including rob066 something. But a few I’ve seen on here are t hating scandal their hating the ridiculous CRAZY FANDOM of the obsessive fans like Paris. The only way she can make herself better about her show is putting revenge down. She said it… It pathetic and ridiculous. The more we talk about it the worse it gets it seems.. But these are very pathetic people that are miserable in their own life that they want to make others miserable…

    I’m a fan of both shows. But I really think that most of the competition has been on Sundays not Thursdays at 10.. Revenge did a lot better on Wednesdays at 10. No one complained about the time then the 10 o’clock hour affects a small drop percentage.. Most of the time but we’ll never know how both shows would so in each spots so we need to forget about trying to change that.. Although moving scandal to 10 on Sundays I think would be a great idea.

  • danny

    Things may look slightly bleak for Elementary at the moment, but it will most likely gain 4 million viewers when DVR info comes back for the week.

  • kat

    In response to Deo,
    Kerry Washington is the reason many fans started watching Scandal. Kerry owns this role and has made her character, Olivia Pope very popular. Kerry is the one on the magazine covers and on all the talk shows promoting Scandal. Along with being nominated for an Emmy. The entire cast is fantastic, but to say people are tuning in to see Bellamy Young is false and a slap in the face to all of the original fans who have helped make this show a success. You take Kerry out of Scandal and there wouldn’t be a show. I like Mellie’s character, but if the writers wanted to kill her off they could have Cyrus hire Charlie the hit man to do the job and Liv would coordinate Mellie’s funeral. You know Scandal, they would somehow justify it. Bellamy could easily be replaced with another actress, but there’s no one who could replace Kerry.

  • eelna

    Reign was great. I loved it. And by the way, it didn’t premiere bad.

    TO had 2.2 Million Viewers and 1.0 Rating for its premiere
    TTP had 2.3 Million Viewers and 0.9 Rating for premiere
    Reign had 2.0 Million Viewers and 0.8 Rating for premiere.

    TO is really solid, and reached SERIES highs last Tuesday.
    TTP will keep falling for sure, and probably stabilize around a 0.7 rating.
    If Reign can stay above 0.5 rating, it is strong for the CW.

  • Jon

    Wow I would have figured elementary would get adjusted up. Cbs move poi back now to thurs

  • Steve

    @kit: CBS should put Two and Half Men behind BBT again. It will retain far more of the lead in than The Millers will and that will help the comedies following.

    I don’t agree that this is the end for the show, though it needs to stop the bleeding and fast.

    Problem: Two and a Half Men is costing CBS tens of millions of dollars a year to keep afloat. Forbes just released a list of actors and their paychecks, the two men alone are earning $45 million a year. It’s in its 11th season.

    Would the time change be enough to hold onto, say another 1 million people from what The Millers are doing? I think it’s time to just yank it.

  • Jon

    Don’t people ever get tired of this my show is better than your show shoving contest. Grow up just a bit. Why cant people like both scandal and revenge. They are two freaking different shows. I happen to enjoy Revenge, but really could care less about scandal, but why should I feel vilified. Why do I need to pick a side. Next thing I know people will tell me I cant like Grimm and sleepy hollow at the same time.

  • Jon

    @Steve…..people are turning off men because its really turned into crap. The writers have basically mailed it in. Their jokes just aren’t very funny. Its basically become crude and not the funny kind of crude. Stupid and lame. The new long lost daughter bit is out of place and annoying as well. I was a long time fan of the show and quite frankly after this past episode I think I’m done with it. Putting it behind tbbt at this point wouldn’t matter. People would still change the channel. The millers is a hit and trust me we haven’t seen the ceiling as far as ratings go for it.

  • Hugo

    I think the baseball hurt Elementary and Two and a Half Men. I’m sure both will rebound against regular competition.

  • Janice

    I’m thrilled elementary is down!!!! BEST NEWS EVER!
    So much for people saying its decent ratings last year had nothing to do with the POI lead-in.
    nothing personal against the show but really hope hope Scandal destroys it cause that might give the good wife a small fighting chance!
    fingers crossed for a 1.4 next week!

  • Black is power

    Did all the elementary haters just ignore the baseball?
    I watch Scandal too,but some of its obsessive fans just make me don’t like the show

  • I Love TV!

    Congrats The CW! 3rd in it’s timeslot

  • ron

    @reprise = the only delusional one is you. Elementary is fine and it will rise next week without the baseball playoffs and when thursday night football is over it will return to its normal numbers. Scandal is unaffected by baseball and football because this soap opera is only appealing to women.

  • ron

    @julian = what a dumb comparison, I doubt you have ever watched Parenthood. It is totally not in the same theme as Brothers and Sisters; it isn’t a saop opera like them. Parenthood has far better writers and its appeal is due to its real storylines, unlike brothers and sisters which was beyond belief.

  • anna g

    Good going for Scandal – it rules 10 pm and has drean ratings for 95% of network shows currently airing not just at 10 pm. drop for Elementary is alarming – it was not bad enough it got only 1.6 demo in preliminaries, now it has been adjusted down. But to be fair I haven’t liked a single episode this season so far. They are convoluted and boring and this show has become “heavier”.

  • tahina

    Happy for Grey’s!

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