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.

  • Michael

    If “Beauty And The Beast” remains steady at 0.7, the show is golden for a renewal. However, it can’t afford to drop any further!


    So the CW beat NBC again 8-9

    Scandal already below 2.0 (not good by any measure), slight blip on radar for LR may or may not be encouraging, but either way, ABC in dire straits on Thurs, except GA (for now, anyway)

    CBS crushes competition

  • Luke

    TVD being so close in points to it’s prior two seasons same episodes is actually a stunning achievment in viewer lotalty….I don’t think a lot of shows can say that.

  • Phil


    A tenth doesn’t mean anything. Nets look to incomes of their viewers and 30 Rock beats the VD teens anyday.

    But, of course, ultimately it doesn’t matter since 30 Rock is in its final season. Maybe there will still be a CW for VD’s 7th season.

  • Wes

    Up All Night and 30 Rock losing to the CW? They are not much longer for this world.

  • SPM

    LOL Floppity & the Beast is history.

  • Michael

    This isn’t Fan Excuse Bingo (I swear), but I wish Grey’s Anatomy wouldn’t have an overrun, as usual.

  • CarrieMaine

    B&B only has 120k less than Secret Circle in its second episode, but 0.2 points lower. Ratings are strange.

  • Kavyn

    LR got 1.7 last week too correct?

  • SPM

    @ Dillan

    The CW made a mistake here and they know it.

  • MJDB


    Sorry to make matters worse for you, but even if Grey’s Anatomy didn’t have an overrun, Scandal would get the numbers it got anyway, it just means that the numbers were overestimated at first.

  • Max

    No worries SCANDAL fans. The show will complete the 13 episode order and return next season. It is steady and a solid 10PM performer for ABC. It is shows with the massive promotion like REVENGE that should worry because as we all know, football + award shows are coming soon and that makes ABC Sunday drop like a rock.

  • Ryan30

    @peter. You seem to have excuses for person of interest like crazy. Football, baseball, doesn’t have young enough guest stars. Wanna play fan excuse bingo? The show is just not as big as Ncis or the other dramas that have a fan base for years

  • Brandy

    Yay for VD adjusting up! it tied Arrow in demo for CWs number one show right?

  • Michael

    @MJDB, Touché

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ “Youngs” don’t watch CBS.

    Not think so. 2BG, TBBT and TAHM. Period.

  • Holly


    Is getting adjusted up a tenth a real reason to celebrate?

    Not really, it’s better than being adjusted down, but it’s not anything to get excited about either.

  • Cyrax86

    @Max, I agree, I’m sure the show that replaces Scandal in the Spring will do worse (Red Widow?) and Scandal will get another 13 episode season.

  • Antonio

    Last Resort is holding up better than Charlie’s Angels last season.

  • richard

    the cw contracts end in 2016 right? just when vampire diaries season 7 would end. so i think you meant season 8

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