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.

  • Dan S

    I would’ve liked to have see Last Resort stay above 2.0 but I’ll take the 1.9. IT’S NOT COLLAPSING but should hopefully not drop any further. I think ABC has a winner & will eventually move it to another day at a later time since this is not an 8pm show. Might I suggest Sun after Revenge assuming 666 gets the axe sooner rather than later. Ironically P&R also got a 1.9 but with a much smaller audience total.

  • aciel

    @max i don’t see scandal getting a 3rd season come on a 2.0 rating acceptable.i think if revenge managed to do well on wednesdays without a strong lead in and not to mention revenge is a high sertilized show so even with a lead in it could pull a 2.4 rating. so MY MAJOR prediction is scandal will be given the axe and revenge will get renewed. its not likely to be cancelled if it premiered a 3.2

  • ed brown

    When are they going to pull the plug on Rock Center ? A mercy killing for this sick puppy is overdue. Don’t you think ?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ed brown

    Think that is fair and good question. When will NBC put real show at 10 in thursdays…..any info anybody or at least some suggestion.

  • The End


    Too early to judge Scandal, give it another few episodes. Before anyone chimes in saying you judged The Neighbors. True but I judged on the basis of how dire the reception was to this show and predicted the ratings would collapse correctly, and next weeks numbers should prove my point.

    Scandal however is performing near enough the same as Season 1.

  • Ultima

    I think Holly or somebody here said that Greys year per year drop from last 5 years is 0.5. So we must expect same drop and this year if not even bigger.

    Grey’s Anatomy’s absolute year-to-year drops have been much bigger than that. However, since its move to Thursday, the year-to-year drops percentage wise have been steadily declining.

    Starting with its third season (first on Thursday) – 9.4, 7.2, 5.7, 4.8, 4.1, 3.6

    Which results in drops of 23%, 21%, 16%, 15%, 12%

    So the expected rating this season should be around 3.1 or 3.2 if the declines don’t increase significantly.

  • Leon

    I hope scandal gets a 3rd season! It’s extremely consistent! Not many shows stay in between 2.0-2.2! If not, what are the chances another network picks it up?

  • Max

    OMG @all the troll comments people make about me.

    For like the 11th time…

    I do NOT hate REVENGE. I hate the fact that ABC pours so much cash to promote the show and every entertainment outlet seems to do countless covers and stories about the show and the actors and YET, the show is NOT a hit. That much money and promotion should have the show doing amazing, yet it isn’t. It isn’t even the highest rated drama on the network as that goes to ONCE UPON A TIME. So the constant praise and adoration the show gets is ridiculous.

    SCANDAL on the other hand is only promoted during other ABC shows and gets very little media coverage, yet it has developed quite a niche audience that tunes in no matter what. So in my eyes, that’s a sleeper hit that no one talks about.

  • SarahL


    Whatever you say.

  • SarahL


    Whatever you say too. I just don’t care.

  • Ultima

    How many weeks is this basseball postseason?


    TBS – 5 October through 21 October

    FOX – 14 October through 1 November

    The earliest possible end date is 28 October.

  • Leon

    I hope scandal gets renewed! It’s extremely consistent with a loyal backing (not saying others don’t) but usually shows audiences vary from season to season. If it doesn’t get renewed what are the odds of another network picking it up?

  • Kyle


    Why can’t you admit Revenge is a HIT and one that will grow through the years. The reason why so many people get on you is because you keep saying Revenge is NOT a hit and yet you consider Scandal a hit, which by far is NOT.

    Like I said I don’t watch either shows BUT the ratings DON’T LIE. Revenge has a LOYAL fanbase and you can tell by the ratings. It averaged 8 million viewers last season and this season started out well for Revenge.

    Also the reason why it get’s so pimped is because is brings in MORE MONEY for the network. It get’s good ratings especially that is started Wednesday a slot that has been bad for ABC, it does WELL overseas and it gets critical acclaim.

    Honestly the reason why ABC kept Scandal is for Shonda and no other reason.

  • eridapo

    @ Leon

    None… Too low for CBS. Not a CW, Fox, or NBC type Show.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Yep, it was you. I just forgot your name(nichname). I know….unforgivable. Hope you get all this info from somewhere do not remember it. Too crazy even for tv by the numbers. Must give you award ‘tv maniac number 1′.

  • Pamela

    Yea for Last Resort .. Hope ABC keeps this new show on.. Awesome series :-)

  • Kyle

    Also let’s not forget about The Big Bang Theory! It’s a BEAST and another great episode.

    I was switching between Last Resort and The Big Bang Theory. Both GREAT shows.

  • Ultima

    Yep, it was you

    It was Holly. I wasn’t trying to take credit for her prediction, just correcting your misinterpretation of it.

    Although, I’m sure ABC wishes Grey’s had only dropped 0.5 every year! ;)

  • Petar Ivanov


    And what are they….the types…

    FOX – action and sci fi shows. And animation.

    CBS – cop and legal shows (and the greatest, best svripted, genius one etc. and so on and so on you know it)

    ABC – soapy shows and fantasy(more kids level)

    NBC – not sure

    CW – no idea.

  • Justin121

    Grey’s seasons 6, 7, 8, and 9 have mostly been 3.5-4.5 (since the second half of season six).

    Amazingly stable, if you ask me.

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