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Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Two and a Half Men' Adjusted Up; 'Up All Night', 'Beauty and the Beast' and '30 Rock' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'The Vampire Diaries'

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October 12th, 2012

The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up three tenths, Two and a Half Men was adjusted up a single tenth, and 30 Rock, Up All Night and Beauty And The Beast were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Note: We do not have final numbers for the VP debate coverage, but do have final numbers for each network's "analysis" segment which aired at 10:30PM

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, October 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.5 13 14.23
FOX The X Factor 2.9 8 8.43
ABC Last Resort 1.6 4 6.89
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.6 5 3.18
NBC 30 Rock 1.3 4 3.4
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.5 10 11.35
NBC Up All Night 1.1 3 2.88
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9:00PM CW Beauty And The Beast -P 1.2 3 2.78
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10:30 PM NBC Decision '12 VP Analysis 2.0 5 6.7
CBS Campaign '12 VP Debate 1.6 4 5.93
ABC Vote 2012 Analysis 1.4 4 6.06

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

 
  • John_M

    @Skylar

    My understanding is that The Vampire Diaries started out as books, so all Williamson was doing was cobbling someone elses work and hoping to hope on the awful vampire trend (i call it awful since there are no vampires in twilight)

    He’s been bad for a long time, the vampire diaries is just the bottom (i hope) in my opinion

  • John_M

    I had no idea my intelligence was going to be insulted because of it. I’m not here to argue with a stranger on the Internet

    Then you shouldn’t be on the internet – arguing with strangers is where the fun is

    And yes, some people will judge you based on liking an awful soap opera – sorry that’s the way the world works – you are judged by your taste and I judge your taste to be atrocious

  • silvit

    @Vance

    Not if Last Resort had more 18-49 viewers. The 1.6 is just the rounded number.

    @Greg
    If Vampires Diaries is what passed to you as complex story arcs then you never watched a good show.

  • Joseph

    I have liked vampire diaries since it aired, never missed an episode. It never gets old for me! Beauty and the beast was like a 6.5 out of a 10 rating for me. It’ll probably be a little better next week though. ARROW was a solid 8 out of 10 for me! And I hope emily owens, m.d. will have atleast a 0.8 and keep a 0.6 or more for the season.

  • CrimTV

    @Christina

    _Haha great for tvd! I’d like to think that it caused x factor to go below 3.0 even thought its probably not true lol_

    It’s always possible, they both attract the younger crowd, perhaps fans of TVD were watching TXF while waiting for it to premiere?

  • John_M

    @Crim_TV

    Lost had complex storylines

    The Vampire Diaries doesn’t have complex story lines – It has True Blood story lines (True Blood doesn’t have complex storylines) would be my guess, I admit I’ve never watched the show but I feel comfortable that complexity and vampire diaries go together like carrot top and talent.

    As for comparing friends and the vampire diaries – look at the original comment to understand the context – context is important

  • halloween

    good for tvd, the premiere was lackluster, hope episode 2 lives up to the online hype

  • SPM

    lol Beauty and the flop

  • robin

    TVD still slaying all these new shows. I wonder what kind of ratings it would get if it was on a “real” network.

  • CrimTV

    @Skylar

    TVD skews younger than B&TB (2.78 million, 1.2 vs. 3.18 million, 1.6)

  • Michael

    Loving the meltdowns!

    *Grabs popcorn*

  • David

    “I’d argue against that premise…the average cw soapy romance fan isn’t going to enjoy homeland, or shameless, or house of lifes, sure they may enjoy true blood, cause it’s just vampire diaries but with a lot more nakedness and ‘less pretty’ people, but will they watch treme – or breaking bad?

    It’s not the network they like it’s the type of show they like – they exist on many networks – the cw and abc family specialize in them.

    i watch super natural, I watch bunheads, I liked the 10 things i hate about you 30 minute show – but i don’t care much either way about them – nor do i get emotional about ratings or take it personally when the shows are up or down.”

    You are talking about the overly emotional fans because I also loved 10 things I hate about you. I wanted to like Bunheads because I was a fan of Gilmore Girls, but it wasn’t good and I never liked Supernatural. But, I watch Arrow, PLL, Nikita, TVD, SAB (behind a lot of eps though), TLG, and Melissa and Joey. This does not stop The Wire for being my all time favorite or Breaking Bad from being my current favorite. I also love Game of Thrones, Homeland, Treme (behind a season), and a lot of other great shows.

    I expect quality from the latter and just enjoyment from the former, but some people are just emotional about everything regardless of the network.

  • Shaz

    John_M:
    “I’d argue against that premise…the average cw soapy romance fan isn’t going to enjoy homeland, or shameless, or house of lifes, sure they may enjoy true blood, cause it’s just vampire diaries but with a lot more nakedness and ‘less pretty’ people, but will they watch treme – or breaking bad?”

    Sorry to burst your bubble but I watch Arrow, SPN, Vampire Diaries, BatB, Nikita AND Breaking Bad, Homeland, Damages, Game Of Thrones, Walking Dead AND Bones, Castle, CSI, Criminal Minds, Revenge, OUAT, Grimm, Fringe AND even Glee and The Voice.

    So quit stereotyping people. Geez.

  • John_M

    TVD still slaying all these new shows. I wonder what kind of ratings it would get if it was on a “real” network.

    If real network had wanted Vampire Diaries it would have been on a real network

    At least we are admitting that CW isn’t a real network – that’s a good first step

  • John_M


    So quit stereotyping people. Geez.

    No

  • CrimTV

    @SPM

    How is B&TB a flop, when it premiered just a tenth below Arrow which everyone was saying was a roaring success?

    How do you make text italic when quoting a previous comment?

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ John M

    Well I’m from Pittsburgh but I’ll answer you anyway

    Hill St Blues ran from Jan 81-May 87
    St Elsewhere Oct 82 thru Aug 88

  • Steve-A

    @John_M. How can you say a show has complex stories but you’ve never watched it?

  • John A

    Surprise Secret Circle fans arent here. It must have had no fanbase after all.

  • John_M


    I expect quality from the latter and just enjoyment from the former, but some people are just emotional about everything regardless of the network.

    Now see – I have a problem with this sentence, you segregate quality and enjoyment as though they are separate things that can’t go together. If people believed things like that we’d never have reesee’s peanut butter cups, or twix, or fluffernutter.

    As for BunHeads, I started enjoying it when I just accepted it was still gilmore girls but rory was broken down into four different characters each representing one aspect of her personality.

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