Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'Parks & Rec', 'Up All Night', 'Rock Center', 'The Office', '30 Rock', 'Person of Interest' & 'Beauty & the Beast' Adjusted Down

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October 26th, 2012

The Big Bang Theory,was adjusted up two tenths, Grey's Anatomy and The Vampire Diaries were adjusted up a single tenth while Parks and Recreation, Up All Night, The Office and Rock Center were each adjusted down two tenths and 30 Rock, Person of Interest and Beauty and the Beast were adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. Plus, find the final ratings for game 2 of the World Series below.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, October 24, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.0 15 15.82
FOX World Series 3.5 10 12.34
ABC Last Resort 1.3 4 6.53
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3 4 2.87
NBC 30 Rock 1.2 4 3.13
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 3.7 11 12.94
NBC Up All Night 1.4 4 3.21
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.0 8 8.76
CBS Person of Interest 2.9 8 14.03
NBC The Office 1.9 5 4.00
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6 2 1.88
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7 4 3.34
10:00 CBS Elementary 2.2 6 10.31
ABC Scandal 2.0 6 6.11
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.1 3 3.72

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

  • halloween

    wow the B&B doing worse than TSC already

  • silvit


    Nonsense. GA, like PP and Scandal has a female showrunner and critics were just mildly criticizing it. 30 Rock is adored by the critics.

    On of Homeland showrunners/writers/producers is a woman and critics are raving about it.

    Maybe the show just sucks.

  • Ultima

    Series low for The Office?

    Yes. Previous low was 2.1.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Dont wanna gloat but suck it POI fans Greys still wins

    Win is a win. True. BUT show that only one lead actor cost as much as all POI actors is 0.1 better in demo. Guess wich show is more profitable. Not to mention POI male audience much more important for advertisers than females. And after football is over in thursdays, Greys will be killed. Than ABC will look laughable. In general old and expensive dramas not only on ABC, CBS ones too, look more and more vulnerable these days. Its like tera nova, but not in first season. May be networks dramas soon will be like cable one. I read that cable dramas are way cheaper than network dramas. Not only actors salaries, but in everything.

  • karinpsy

    GAs lead and POi’s lead? no match..
    POI skews older than anything on CBS?

  • Ram510

    Sooo can NBC go ahead and announce Guys With Kids back 9 already

    And BatB you should be ashamed, even Nikita has done and still today could do better in that time slot


    Here is some sobering news for all you NBC fans.

    The Big Bang Theory last night was stronger than The Office, P&R and 30 Rock combined…..YES COMBINED

  • Just Desserts

    @Peter Ivanov

    Sore loser. :)

  • Petar Ivanov

    LOVE THAT PICTURE! Jim Caviezel rockssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    John Reese is bigger and better than James Bond. He is Reese, Mr. Reese.
    Bear we all love you. You are so cute.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Just Desserts

    Simple math. Sorry.

  • Match

    That’s right Grey’s Anatomy number one at 9 PM like always. Even though i don’t like Scandal i kinda feel happy for it that didn’t adjust down like it always does and managed to stay at 2.0.

  • KS

    Isn’t Supernatural still the second highest rated show of the week?

  • KS

    Damn! Isn’t Supernatural the third highest rated show of the week?

    @Bill and @Robert

    All we are asking is an Edit button.

  • Just Desserts

    @Peter Ivanov

    For something so simple your math looks complicated.

  • Michael

    KS, nope.

    1) Vampire Diaries- 1.3

    2) Arrow- 1.1

    Supernatural- 0.7

    Nikita is on tonight, so we’ll see.

  • Just Desserts

    Hehe. Too all Last Resort fans out there, even Up All Night :) is beating that show!!!

  • Lisa

    Horrid for Beauty and the Beast, but I can see it getting a full season. The CW has several bigger problems (90210, Hart of Dixie, Emily Owens, Nikita) and doesn’t have enough on the shelf to replace everything. I’ve watched all three episodes and still think this show sucks. The actors are lost in a morass of terrible writing.

  • Ambience


    So you provided examples of a few shows with one female show runner/writer to counter my three. Shows don’t have to be critically acclaimed to fail or vice versa. Many shows with good critical reviews suck balls with viewers. Then there are shows that don’t get good ratings that can keep an audience because of the demographic.

    The Nielsen rating system is outdated nowadays and it’s statistically horrible.

  • Ultima

    Simple math. Sorry.

    Math isn’t even necessary, just logic… 3.0 > 2.9 :)

  • Oscar

    Grey’s had a lead in of 1.3, so it grows 1.7 points.
    PoI had a 3.7 lead in and drop 0.8 points.
    What if PoI and Greys would have change their lead ins??
    Grey’s Anatomy won their last 4 matchups vs PoI with a mediocre lead in.

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