Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'American Idol' Adjusted Up; 'Reign' Adjusted Down

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January 24th, 2014

Reign January 23

The Vampire Diaries and American Idol were each adjusted up a tenth while Reign was adjusted down a 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, January 23, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX American Idol 3.4/10 12.39
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R (8-8:31PM) 3.0/9 12.94
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.2/3 2.72
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 1.1/3 4.02
NBC Community 1.1/3 3.02
8:30 CBS The Millers - R (8:31-9:01PM) 1.9/5 8.86
NBC Parks & Recreation (8:31-9:01PM) 1.2/3 2.98
9:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R (9:01-9:31PM) 2.5/7 9.88
FOX Rake - Premiere 1.7/5 6.95
NBC The Michael J . Fox Show 0.7/2 2.18
CW Reign 0.6/2 1.74
9:30 CBS The Crazy Ones - R 1.4/4 6.05
NBC Sean Saves the World 0.7/2 2.58
10:00 NBC Parenthood 1.3/4 4.26
CBS Elementary - R 1.2/4 7.70
ABC Shark Tank - R 1.2/3 4.05

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Ryan

    Reign needs to get canceled along with TTP. Both shows were placed on great nights with great lead-ins and both sucked. CW needs to stop the madness.

  • Bluebells

    True, i’m not trying to stir up fan wars or anything but reign has only been getting better, so i’m surprised the ratings are dropping. But this has been VD’s weakest season. One must only presume,very loyal fanbase? This also brings me to my next fear which is that aside from VD, no other female centric show is carrying the network. Which makes me think, will the CW may start churning out only male centric shows in the future?

  • SoCal

    Both BBTs were adjusted up as well

  • aw shame about reign :( its so good

  • aw shame about reign :(

  • Bluebells

    Reign doesn’t suck, its ratings are not doing it justice. The problem is that it is still not a very well known show, anytime I mention the show Reign to people, they are like…?

  • DenverDean

    Where’s the NBC PR touting how TMJF/SS combo BEAT Reign outright in 18-49 and total viewers???? If they could do one for Parenthood over E (R) and ST (R), why not?

  • Tianyi Li (PRC)

    Glad that TVD adjusted up, a 1.2 indeed looks better than a 1.1. As much as I like Reign, let’s not get too optimistic about its renewal. I checked the mid-season premiere rating for BatB last year, it was 0.7 and 1.79 mil viewers, so Reign is lower in both aspects and let’s not forget that there are 2 new mid-season shows yet to premiere on CW, so unless both the shows fail, it’s not save to say that Reign is absolutely going to be renewed. We still need to wait and see, but let’s hope that the rating can stay at 0.6 with more 0.7s occur and that there won’t be any 0.5s.

    American Idol is way lower compare with last year at this time.

    0.7 is just too low for NBC

  • Bluebells

    Couldn’t agree more…sigh.

  • actually over the past 5 years it has shown that TVD is not a great lead in for any new show or that it will guarantee a new shows safety. other than beauty and beast no other show after its timeslot got a 2nd season

  • Jillian

    It’s amazing how well CBS repeats. Of course their shows are so generic, the simple CBS viewer probably can’t tell if they’re watching a rerun or not.

  • Alan

    Woo TVD!

  • MeAndMrsJones

    I’m officially rooting against Reign in favor of TTP. That’s so wrong, but oh well. :D

  • Bluebells

    @Tianyi Li
    I was never optimistic about Reign’s renewal, trust me. But its a shame really, because its such a good show. Oh well, maybe i’ll start looking to Painted girls as my new go to CW show.

  • Frank

    Community has one of the best episodes in 2 years, but is at least the 8th most watched program of the hour (behind The CW, Univision, The Millers and Parks&Rec). I hope some “old” fans will find the show after the Olympics so we won’t have to wait for a last minute announcement again.

  • eelna

    No for Reign. Yes for TVD.

    Reign is the fifth highest rated series on the CW. The fourth most streamed. Does amazing on Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest. Reign is still pretty steady.

    Renewal 50/50.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    He doesn’t mean Reign sucks in quality, he means the ratings suck. While I disagree that Reign’s ratings suck, its ratings aren’t that great either, given its post TVD timeslot and underwhelming competition (save for Grey’s Anatomy, but that’s not back yet).

    But I wouldn’t worry about that right now. It’s still going to get renewed unless both Starcrossed and The 100 are break out hits.

  • Bluebells

    We are still doing the TTP vs Reign thing? really? I love Reign but let’s face it. Both shows are dead. Also, rooting for a show you haven’t watched yet to see if you like, sounds kinda weird.

  • Timmy G

    It’ll be interesting to see how the mid-season shows do. Star Crossed is certainly being heavily promoted. Both Reign and TTP remain on the bubble for now.

  • Bluebells

    Funny, i’m a Reign fan and i think the shows ratings suck, lol.

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