Thursday Final Ratings:'The X Factor', 'Last Resort', '30 Rock', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Office' Adjusted Up; ''Two and a Half Men', 'Person of Interest', 'Scandal', 'Elementary' 'Rock Center' & 'The Next' Adjusted Down

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October 5th, 2012

The X Factor, Last Resort, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, and The Office were each adjusted up a tenth while The Next, Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, Elementary, Scandal and Rock Center were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, October 4, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.9/16 15.18
FOX The X Factor 3.2/10 9.25
ABC Last Resort 1.9/6 8.00
NBC 30 Rock (Season Premiere) 1.4/4 3.46
CW The Next (8-10PM) (Finale) 0.2/1 0.64
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 3.6/11 12.33
NBC Up All Night 1.4/4 3.13
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.8/10 10.84
CBS Person of Interest 3.0/8 14.58
FOX Glee 2.6/7 6.07
NBC The Office 2.2/6 4.14
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation 1.9/5 3.53
10:00 CBS Elementary 2.5/7 11.13
ABC Scandal 2.0/6 6.56
NBC Rock Center  With Brian Williams 1.0/3 3.40

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

  • Juan

    Yay for Last Redort and Grey’s, also I knew Scandal would get adjusted down but happy it was only one tenth anyway, anyway I really hope Last Resort can grow and scandal too

  • Brett

    So happy to see that P&R didn’t adjust Dow. Such an awesome show.

  • juan

    are TELEMUNDO ratings better than the cw?
    im glad that 2 abc shows r going up

  • gustavo

    IMHO Last Resort will get cancel before the midseason starts.Scandal is facing the second and last season,unless ABC wants to give a treatment like CBS does with TGW.Poor ratings,but good quality tv.

  • Petar Ivanov

    I am HAPPY! POI UPTREND continue! So from POI season 1 finale was UP 0.4 and now from its season 2 premiere is UP 0.1! Almost match its series premiere 3.1! If in fall with football is so strong in spring must be beast. As i said it “only” several times(1236477 times) BEST SCRIPTED SHOW ON TV! Its good that all competition is aging shows in decline and will drop a lot from here.

  • Connor

    Too bad POI got adjusted down. But it still is a 3 so that’s great. Hope it does continue growing!!

  • Colin

    Scandal has ABC´s best ratings in the 10 pm hour.

  • Raykov

    Yay for GA. ABC scored the 2 best dramas this week – OUAT and GA. Am I the only one who thinks that Scandal’s and Last Resort’s places should be swapped.

  • hope

    it is amazing once upon a time rated 0.9 higher than so-called tv no.1 new drama poi, which has a 3.6 lead in.

  • SJ


    Scandal, good quality TV? You MUST be joking.

  • Martin

    Yah for Last Resort, and know i watch it but Yah for Scandal, ruining lead-in chances, should do better considering the compatability of both being Shonda shows, starting to wonder if she has something in her contract with ABC that says one of her other shows has to be behind Greys, would explain a lot over the years.

    Last Resort beat Scandal in viewers and almost tied in demo even with the fact Scandal has Greys as lead-in and it has to face TBBT and The X Factor.

    Good for Greys, maybe it is too early, and touch wood, but looks like Greys is a go for Season 10, wonder will it go further than that, if so wouldn’t be much further.

    BTW, Christina in the bath tub, especially bit about Lexi, just killed me.

    TBBT wasn’t adjusted up. thought it would be. Elementary better level off at this or they might start to get a bit worried.

    Good job for Parks and The Office, glad 30 rock was adjusted up, but can almost guarantee that only one of these 4 to be around in 2013/2014 season will be Parks, a big part of that is the Emmy love, especially since 30 Rock won’t be around anymore as well.


    Good – CBS until 10pm
    ABC until 10pm
    NBC from 9pm to 10pm

    Okay – CBS from 10 to 11
    ABC from 10 to 11

    Bad – The Rest.

  • Alfred E. Neuman

    …and don’t forget that number for The Next has a margin of error of +/- .2

  • gustavo

    Friends had 10 seasons.Seinfeld had 9 seasons.Both end quality and rating-wise speaking great.Two and a half men:10th season:Quality-wise has nothing else to offer…and rating-wise speaking:Its starting slowly to sink.IMO the producers did a mistake with the character of Ashton Kutcher:He should be some kind of young cousing of Alan:With a very similar role like:Charlie Sheen.

  • Bill

    That’s more like it, Grey’s.

  • adanskii

    Is that a season high for the office?

  • Petar Ivanov

    Elementary is a crap. Better put h5o or NCIS LA after POI! CBS “super thursday” will be even stronger!

  • Kyle

    YES for Last Resort. Adjusted up in demo and viewers! Hopefully is stabilizes around here.

    I hope some more viewers tune it. It is a complex topic BUT it’s entertaining.

  • Max

    good job SCANDAL. doing decent without much promotion as compared to the over-hyped and overrated REVENGE. good for LAST RESORT too.

  • rob60990

    I can’t wait for Scandal to go below a 2.0. :D Great rating for Grey’s.

    So The Office did better than Go On. PATHETIC.

  • MoHasanie

    TAAHM adjusted down is strange. Knew POI would be adjusted down since it didn’t begin until 9.03pm.
    Elementary not looking so good, since its only the second week.

    Grey’s is doing great. Scandal however has bad ratings as usual.

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