Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Ofifice' Adjusted Up; '30 Rock', 'Up All Night' & 'Scandal' Adjusted Down Plus Final Baseball Numbers

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October 19th, 2012

The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy and The Office  were each adjusted up a tenth while 30 Rock, Up All Night and Scandal were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. Final baseball ratings are also in the table below.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, October 18, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.8/15 15.73
ABC Last Resort 1.7/5 7.06
FOX MLB Baseball Playoffs (8-11PM) - Live 1.6/5 6.04
CW Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.91
NBC 30 Rock 1.2/4 3.04
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.0/11 13.60
NBC Up All Night 1.3/4 2.99
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy  (9-10:02PM) 3.4/9 9.69
CBS Person of Interest 2.8/7 13.93
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 2.1/6 4.28
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.7/2 2.00
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation 1.6/4 3.46
10:00 CBS Elementary 2.3/6 10.91
ABC Scandal 1.9/5 6.17
NBC Rock Center  With Brian Williams 0.9/3 3.47

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

  • Max


    Steady as she goes! :D

  • richard


  • Glue

    Go TVD :) TBBT :P

  • richard

    dang it max!

  • Adam

    At least Last Resort didn’t get any adjustments

  • robin

    TVD i’m so happy :)

  • Ville

    Happy about Last Resort :)

  • Tom

    LMAO at scandal

  • Michael

    Not too shabby, TVD!

  • Phil

    So much for that ridiculous SNL halo effect theory for UAN.

  • Dillan

    yay for TVD! :D

  • Holly

    I wanted to wait for the final numbers because of baseball, but… Last Resort getting a bit of a bump could be positive. We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks; it certainly wouldn’t be the first show to get a small bounce before falling further.

  • Oliver

    Series low for 30 Rock. Just as well it’s the final season.

  • Phil

    Why get excited about VD ratings?
    Unless things get really bad and the show is in danger of cancellation, the number means absolutely nothing to a fan.

  • rob60990

    Scandal can’t crack a 2 after Grey’s Anatomy. LMAO, absolutely pathetic. It can’t even equal what Private Practice did in the timeslot.

  • richard

    glad 2.5 men wasnt adjusted down. i dont watch it and i dont like what ive seen, however, it has a interesting history. but id imagine its pretty expensive, but if it stays in the 4s ide imagine it getss season 11, maybe12, it would just make it more interesting for someone who goes back and reads about it years from now!

  • Sarah

    TVD beat 30 Rock :)

  • Michael

    Is this the first time, “Up All Night” beat “30 Rock?”

  • danny94

    Scandal numbers still looking pretty good considering abc’s other 10pm shows

  • poweranimals

    Dang.. TVD increase makes B&TB ratings look even worse.

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