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Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'American Idol', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Office', & 'Wife Swap' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' & 'The Mindy Project' Adjusted Down

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April 5th, 2013

Grey's Anatomy

The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, American Idol, Wife Swap, Two and a Half Men, Grey's Anatomy and The Office were each adjusted up one tenth while Scandal and The Mindy Project were each adjusted down one 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:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 5.2/17 17.24
FOX American Idol 2.9/9 11.72
ABC Wife Swap 1.3/4 4.01
NBC Community 1.0/3 2.32
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 1.01
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9:01PM) 3.9/12 13.71
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5/5 2.93
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 2.8/8 8.58
CBS Person Of Interest (9:01-10:01PM) 2.7/8 14.57
FOX New Girl (9-9:31PM) 2.0/6 4.77
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 1.8/5 3.44
CW Beauty And The Beast - R 0.2/1 0.74
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project (9:31-10PM) 1.3/4 3.24
NBC Go On (9:31-10:01PM) 1.1/3 2.45
10:00 ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.6/8 8.04
CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.1/6 10.48
NBC Hannibal - Series Premiere (10:01-11PM) 1.6/5 4.36

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

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(186) Comments - Add Yours!

  1. Roco

    Go Scandal…

  2. Joe Daniels

    A 5.2 for Big Bang? Holy moly.

  3. Mickey

    THREE TENTHS. Impressive

  4. Bee

    3 tenths?! how does that even happen?

    and bummer about scandal ticking down. idk how it happened since both half hours were 2.7 but okay.

  5. rob60990

    No increase for Scandal from last week. :D

  6. Charmed

    Why did FOX renew The Mindy Project again?

  7. Tea

    Go greys

  8. Petar Ivanov

    CBS kill them all…. again on Thursday. TBBT still beats. POI stable as rock once again. May be only new show so stable in last 5 years. Next season will be #1 broadcast drama with aging NCIS and Greys fast droping. For this season #3 of the season is deserve award.

    Elementary is lead-in dependent from PoI. When PoI drop 2 tenths and Elementary drop 2 tenths. When PoI is up and Elemntary is up. This is srill normal for new shows but next season will be in danger if CBS move it. But thursday is best network and CBS day. May be the only so stable day so Elementary will stay there i guess.

  9. Jenny

    The Mindy Project Flopped just like Raising Hope on Thursdays only difference is it had New Girl as a lead-in. New Girl disappointed. American Idol definitely isn’t the hit it used to be.

    Oh, and Rob609 continues to be a troll in desperate need of a block.

  10. cloverfield

    cbs sucks!!!wont and will not promote poi

  11. Grey

    That’s still a bad number for “AI.”
    And “Scandal” still wins the 10PM hour.
    I don’t like “POI” coming in second but some people probably still think March Madness is going on. And three weeks before another episode! Stupid scheduling by CBS. Eh, “POI” has already been renewed so no worries.

  12. Petar Ivanov

    new girl and The Mindy Project with series lows on thursday not good. i guess thursdays are too competitive for that shows.

  13. Petar Ivanov

    ps for these shows.

  14. Markitos

    Go Grey’s :D #1

  15. Grey

    Three tength? Yeah, how dowes that happen?

  16. John

    Idol isnt the death star it once was. OUCH! I remember the days when Idol averaged 20 mil per episode with 10.00/16 in demo. What happened? Get rid of the judges–INCLUDING RANDY! Bring 3 non famous ones: a harsh record exec, a washed up singer, and an unknown producer

  17. Joseph A

    CBS , nice numbers
    ABC , weak numbers for Wife Swap
    FOX , would take bets if anyone wants thinks they will not have some nights next year below a 2.5, when airing Idol.
    NBC , no answer for them at this point

  18. CookyMonzta

    WHOA!! A 5 for Big Bang? And 3 shows ahrad of Idol in total viewership, Grey’s also ahead of it in the demo, and 2 more on its heels in the demo?

    Idol is almost certain to become next year’s piñata!

  19. Billy

    The Big Bang Theory is simply amazing. Not only did it go up to a 5.2, but it was off for two weeks comes back during DST at 8:00 and bumps up its ratings from a 4.8 its last outing before this week. What a huge show TBBT is.

  20. Michael

    Scandal continues to kill it!

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