Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy', Adjusted Up; 'Parks & Rec', 'Up All Night', 'SNL: Weekend Update', 'The Office', 'Glee', 'Scandal', 'Rock Center' Adjusted Down

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September 28th, 2012

The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up two tenths, Grey's Anatomy was adjusted up a single tenth, Parks & Recreation was adjusted down half a ratings point,Up All Night and Rock Center were adjusted down four tenths, The Office, was adjusted down three tenths, Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update was adjusted down two tenths and Glee and Scandal were adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, September 27, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.0 15 15.66
FOX The X Factor 3.2 10 9.39
ABC Last Resort -P 2.2 7 9.31
NBC Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update 1.5 6 4.67
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.72
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.5 10 12.54
NBC Up All Night 1.4 4 3.26
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 4.4 12 11.73
CBS Person of Interest 2.9 8 14.28
FOX Glee 2.4 7 5.79
NBC The Office 2.1 6 4.13
CW The Next 0.3 1 0.69
9:30PM NBC Parks and Recreation 1.6 4 3.27
10:00 PM CBS Elementary -P 3.1 9 13.41
ABC Scandal 2.1 6 6.74
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 0.8 2 3.13

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Bern

    I think Scandal fans should start worrying. I bet ABC now wished they renewed Missing instead. I think a 10pm action show would have been good on Thursdays night.

    Last Resort + Grey’s Anatomy + Missing = Great Thursday night for ABC.

  • Holly


    I think Scandal fans should start worrying. I bet ABC now wished they renewed Missing instead.

    Considering Scandal got pretty much what it was getting last season and Missing was in the low 1s by the end of its run, ABC has NO regrets on this one.

  • Slam

    Scandal got what it got last season but the competition is weaker now. Believe it or not, networks want shows to grow in their second season. Especially when things have gotten so bad in network television.

  • Bookworm

    Missing? Over Scandal? You really can’t be serious when it came to renewing one over the other. I think ABC made the better choice on that one. Body of Proof is the puzzling one. Last Resort , Grey and Missing all in one night equal what? They are so out of wack. Don’t get me wrong, the current lineup is a hard sell because all shows are so different and really don’t appeal towards the same group of people but Missing would just go completely left field behind Grey. It wouldn’t even make sense to put a show like that at the 10pm slot.

    I disagree, Elementary is tougher competition for Scandal(this week) than The Mentalist was that time of the year (when Scandal came out). Elementary is a new show, with a lot of buzz (watson being female) and so much advertisement I was ripping the pages out of magazines. Scandal and the Mentalist were neck and neck most of the season with the Mentalist was averaging roughly a 2.3 during Scandals 7 episodes and Scandal was averaging what a 2.0-2.1?

    Even the Finale were roughly neck and neck; Scandal was a 2.3 I think and the Mentalist was a 2.5. Not that big of a difference.

  • John A

    If Greys wasnt on ABC the night would be pathetic. Poor start for Last Resort miserable retention from Scandal. I do think Last Resort should have aired after Greys.

  • Brian

    NBC Thursdays is dead. Bet they’re kicking themselves (if they had thought about it, Harry’s Law would have served as a nice sub on Thursdays). They could draw better numbers with a weekly movie.

    ABC: Last Resort did OK, but the next few weeks will tell if they have something or not. Grey’s Anatomy did pretty good for an aging series. Scandal is in trouble (it lost over half the 18-49 crowd from Grey’s).

    CBS: Pretty solid. When the weak link ratings wise is 2.5 Men, you’re in great shape. Nice hold for Elementary from POI.

    Fox/CW: Gleeks should start to worry. Sad when a network can’t rise above 700,000 viewers with a new show.

  • Seth

    Up All Night is a good show. I hope it stays. My wife and I like it much better than Two and a Half Men

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