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.

  • Casey

    Ryan30 call it Peter excuse bingo but don’t forget last seasons #1 hit, it needs a better lead-in.

    On another note, funny typo in the headline. I might watch the Offifice. :)

  • richard

    my comment on page 3 was @ phils from page 3

  • karinpsy

    From first ratings ,FOX MLB Baseball is 2 tenths up and Last resort from 7.32 to 7.04 in total viewers , same in demo’s?
    So good for Fox ,i guess.

  • Jenn

    Scandal is doing awful with the best lead in than any other ABC show. Time to put it out to pasture or on Friday.

  • Austin Lauran

    Does anybody know what the most commented article on this website is? If so, how many comments did the article get?

  • richard

    @ casey ha ha

    maybe the ofifice is the spinoff, and they’re launching it earlier than expected

  • richard

    my mistake, the offifice

  • JPK

    @Max. Are you insane? Scandal is only pulling a 1.9 with a 3.4 lead in. Where as Revenge is pulling mid 2s with a similar lead in.

  • richard

    never mind, right the first time

  • ben

    not quite the rating i was hoping for but still good TVD

  • John A

    How did CW make a mistake killing TSC? It would be getting the same or worse than BATB if still in this slot.

  • Cyrax86

    @JPK, And not only Revenge is in the 9 pm slot but it’s against one of the weakest CBS shows as well…

  • Leondre

    Scandal hits a new low in total viewers and ties it’s low in 18-49 ratings. This show might get a third season, but after that it’s done

  • Michael

    Yay Last Resort! It’s already doing badly, so it’s nice to see that it isn’t doing any worse.

  • John A

    LMAO at Max. AHS story beat flop Scandal and he trashed that yesterday.

  • Holly


    Last Resort would have to get at least a 2.0 to be considered for renewal.

    Maybe. I agree that one 1.7 isn’t going to make a difference, but an increase is positive and unexpected (and I love when ratings are unexpected :) )… Realistically, I think a 1.7-1.9 average might be sufficient to get a back 9 given how their other shows are doing, but I’m not ready to bet that will happen.

  • Brandy

    Like predicted Beauty and the Beast is a hot mess. Losing that much demo in it’s second week, and only doing a tenth better then Hart of Dixie when it has the big tvd lead is embarrassing.

  • darius

    Person of interest went from 4.0 to 2.8.That s really bad .While for the sherlock piece of crap ,i hope the candel it sooner than later.Something needs to change in POI to get the show more success.

  • John A

    Scandal doesnt even have a full season a bit early to talk about a season 3.

  • Glue

    Scandal is 15 Tenths lower than Grey’s Anatomy :O

    Revenge is 4 tenths lower than Once Upon A Time.

    GA Is a More popular show which means better ratings which means a better lead in!


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