The Marriage Ref Won Its Time Slot!

American Idol lifted Fox to the overall win Thursday for adults 18-49, but The Office & The Marriage Ref topped the adults 18-49 ratings from 9-11pm. Check out the full episode below, featuring Tina Fey, Eva Longoria Parker and Jerry Seinfeld!

A special one hour The Office put an adults 18-49 beatdown on the competition at 9pm, up 27% over 2/11 to a 4.7 rating. That likely gave The Marriage Ref a nice boost, as its regular timeslot premiere scored a 3.4 rating, winning the 10pm hour. Earlier in the night, Community (2.3 rating) and Parks & Recreation (2.3 rating, matching a season high) were both flat vs. their last originals on 2/11. Besides Winter Olympics weeks, it was NBC’s top 18-49 rated Thursday of the season.

At 9pm, Grey’s Anatomy was up 8% (vs. 2/18) to a 4.0 rating, likely as some Olympics viewers returned, but Private Practice may have been hurt more by Marriage Ref, it fell 4% to a 2.7 rating, it’s lowest original episode rating on a Thursday.
Free of competition from the Olympics, Survivor recovered a bit (+3%) to a 3.8 rating. CSI got a big bounce, up 16% (vs. 2/4) to a 3.7 rating. The Mentalist also seemed hurt by Marriage Ref, falling 14% (vs. 2/11) to a 3.2 rating.

Time

Net

Show

18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers Live+SD (Millions)







8:00

FOX

American Idol

5.9

18

17.899


CBS

Survivor: Heroes v. Villains

3.7

11

12.401


NBC

Community

2.3

7

5.056


ABC

Grey’s Anatomy (repeat)

1.1

3

4.794


CW

The Vampire Diaries (repeat)

0.8

2

1.787







8:30

FOX

American Idol

7.1

20

20.714


CBS

Survivor: Heroes v. Villains

4.0

11

12.983


NBC

Parks & Recreation

2.3

6

4.643


ABC

Grey’s Anatomy (repeat)

1.3

4

5.298


CW

The Vampire Diaries (repeat)

0.7

2

1.603







9:00

NBC

The Office

4.5

12

8.708


ABC

Grey’s Anatomy

3.9

10

11.784


CBS

CSI

3.7

10

15.522


FOX

Kitchen Nightmares

3.5

9

8.990


CW

Supernatural (repeat)

0.6

2

1.565







9:30

NBC

The Office

4.9

13

9.349


ABC

Grey’s Anatomy

4.1

11

11.792


CBS

CSI

3.7

10

15.610


FOX

Kitchen Nightmares

3.1

8

7.192


CW

Supernatural (repeat)

0.6

1

1.538







10:00

NBC

The Marriage Ref

3.7

10

8.059


CBS

The Mentalist

3.3

9

15.233


ABC

Private Practice

2.9

8

8.109







10:30

NBC

The Marriage Ref

3.2

9

7.355


CBS

The Mentalist

3.1

9

14.323


ABC

Private Practice

2.5

7

7.194