Thursday, January 17, 2013 ratings — New Episodes: American Idol, The Vampire Diaries, Last Resort, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, 30 Rock, Parks And Recreation, The Office, 1600 Penn, and Rock Center with Brian Williams. Episode Reruns: The Big Bang Theory, Two And A Half Men, Person Of Interest, Elementary, and The Carrie Diaries.
8pm – Last Resort: 1.0 in the demo (-17% change) with 5.01 million.
9pm – Grey’s Anatomy: 2.9 in the demo (-9% change) with 8.68 million.
10pm – Scandal: 2.6 in the demo (-7% change) with 7.95 million.
8pm – The Big Bang Theory: (rerun) 3.3 in the demo with 11.90 million.
8:30pm – Two and a Half Men: (rerun) 2.4 in the demo with 9.13 million.
9pm – Person of Interest: (rerun) 1.6 in the demo with 9.36 million.
10pm – Elementary: (rerun) 1.4 in the demo with 7.05 million.
8pm – American Idol: 5.6 in the demo with 16.2 million.
Year-to-year, the Thursday premiere was down slightly — vs a 5.7 rating and 18.02 million.
8pm – 30 Rock: 1.3 in the demo (-13% change) with 3.50 million.
8:30pm – Parks and Recreation: 1.9 in the demo (+27% change) with 3.89 million.
9pm – The Office: 2.1 in the demo (-5% change) with 4.15 million.
9:30pm – 1600 Penn: 1.2 in the demo (-25% change) with 4.15 million.
10pm – Rock Center with Brian Williams: 1.2 in the demo (+9% change) with 4.38 million.
These are the fast affiliate ratings. The “demo” refers to the viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren’t given for reruns or specials.) “Million” refers to the total number of viewers.
To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show’s link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available. Those pages include percentage changes in both the demo and total viewership, in addition to season averages to date.
What were you watching last night? The return of Parks and Recreation, the Thursday debut of American Idol, other new episodes, or something better?