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.

  • SJ

    Bad for 30 Rock. I’m glad it at least got its final season. They had a really good season opener last night. Kenneth, Hazel and Tracy have gotten way too bizarre, but all the other parts of the show work just fine.

    Amy Poehler should seriously consider submitting last night’s episode of Parks and Rec for the Emmys next year. It was a hilarious, especially the scenes involving Leslie.

    Overall, solid ratings for just about everything excluding the 8pm hour on NBC and ABC, but even Last Resort held up better than I expected. Scandal, as much as I despise it, will likely be ABC’s highest-rated 10pm show this week, which, at a 2.0, is just sad. That’s quite a steep drop for Elementary, but if it maintains this rating for the foreseeable future it will be fine.

    P.S. The next Grey’s episode airs in two weeks?! What the what, ABC?!

  • Junior

    Parks and Rec kept at 1.9! YES!!!

  • SarahL

    Good for Scandal, no growth, but consist. It is only 13 episodes so ABC is probably happy with these ratings.

    I don’t get the celebration over The Last Resort. Its ratings are horrible for a Thursday night show.

  • rob60990

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

    With the best lead-in…

  • rob60990

    “P.S. The next Grey’s episode airs in two weeks?! What the what, ABC?!”

    Next Thursday is the VP debate so all networks from 9-11 will be pre-empted.

  • eridapo

    Great for POI… I knew it wasn’t going to be hurt much by the Football game.

    Scandal down to a 2.0 with the best lead in of all ABC shows not looking good.

    TBBT no adjustment, Shocker.

    TAAHM. Where is Charlie? Ashton is not cutting it, and Cryer can’t carry the entire show by himself.

    Elementary is dropping fast — 5/10 in just one week. Now Imagine if it really had competition a la H50 and Vegas…. NBC doesn’t have a real show at this hour because if it did Elementary would be around a 2.0.

    10PM is looking bad for all the nets. Last year I was saying 2.5 was the new 3.0 for 10PM, and it is now looking like 2.0 is.

    For those that bring up Revolution, without the Voice it would collapse to the same levels of all the other 10PM shows.. The Voice’s 5.0 lead in would lift any show to the levels Revolution is getting now.

  • CrimTV

    No please Elementary do better :(

  • steve

    YAY!!!! POI stayed above the 3 mark hopefully continues to grow

  • CrimTV

    In Charlie’s Angel’s second episode in the 8pm Thursday slot, it’s 18-49 rating was a 1.5! So at least Last Resort is doing 0.4 better (what do ABC expect in that slot?)

  • aciel

    scandal adjusts down couldn’t be happier

  • Justin121

    Weird that not only one, but THREE CBS shows got adjusted down.

    Good for Grey’s. It beat Men by 0.2 instead of tieing it.

    Also good for The Office and 30 Rock. I wish they’d end their runs together at the same hour :D

    Last Resort fell *only* 0.3. Quite the postive feedbacj helped. It beat Scandal by 1.5 million and only -0.1 in demo.

  • Flame

    Even Football Preemption can’t adjust down TBBT.

  • Petar Ivanov


    What you think can POI catch Greys until end of the year and beat it in the spring?

    By the way ‘zap 2 it’ have very good program schedule for so many channels in wich i see begining at TBS on some basseball games from sunday. What is this?

  • Wally Sparks

    No fan of Elementary but it has more competition than Vegas. Jersey Shore and NFL are both higher rated than anything Vegas faced.

  • SarahL


    Obviously you have no life.

  • Dinaminjo

    ABC cancels Neighbors, hold Ap23 or Endings, moves Middle Tuesday and last Resort Wednesday 20:00 against XF and Survivor (6,5) rather than TBBT and XF (8.0)..

    Death Slot given to Scandal to see if it can hold to its magic 2.0 fanbase and air whats ready (Body of Proof?) Tuesday 22:00

  • Kyle


    Do you really think Scandal is doing well? 2.0 from a 3.8?! That’s horrible. Without Grey’s as a lead in where would Scandal be? Also if Scandal was in the 8pm slot for ABC on Thursday it would be dead.

    Last Resort virtually tied Scandal in a MORE STIFFER competition.

  • Dinaminjo

    Ofc the new show (or the old Body) would air at Wednesday 22:00

  • Tony ^_^

    As awful as NBC’s Thursday numbers are, at least the shows are steady…

    I thought “Glee” would adjust down (as it usually does) and therefore make “New Girl” FOX’s 3rd highest rated scripted show (with a 2.8 A18-49)! :D Oh well. At least “Glee” fans must be happy it’s stable…

  • Andy

    The Next flopped hard. I would be really surprised if they renew it. Joe and Nelly must feel ashamed of not even picking a million viewers for their show. I’m glad Last Resort and Parks did well. Hopefully, Glee dies in the fourth season so Fox can give them a final fifth season, which will of course, improve from the dreadful last seasons. Not a Klaine or Brittana sour fan (not even a Glee fan either. In fact, I hate Kurt.) :D

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