|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.1/9||2.9/8||2.1/6||1.6/ 4||1.6/5||0.9/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.0/6||2.5/8||1.6/5||1.4/5||1.5/5||1.0/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||12.763||10.227||7.066||4.138||4.008||2.306|
Note: The Thursday Night NFL Network Buccaneers/Vikings game was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis. As a result the numbers for NBC are likely inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the final numbers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory was even with last week's 4.8 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men scored a 3.7, down three tenths from last week's 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. Person Of Interest garnered a 3.0, up two tenths from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary scored a 2.2, down a tenth from last week's 2.3 among adults 18-49.
On ABC, Last Resort earned a 1.3, its lowest ratings to date, down four tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy notched a 2.9, a new season low & down half a ratings point from last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal scored a 2.0, up a tenth from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.
On FOX, game 2 of the World Series earned a preliminary 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, but this is likely to be adjusted in the finals.
NBC was likely inflated due to the NFL Pre-emption, so no analysis yet.
On the CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3. Beauty And The Beast was flat with last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, October 25, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||4.8||15||15.420|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||1.2||4||2.737|
|8:30PM||CBS||Two and a Half Men||3.7||11||12.898|
|NBC||Up All Night||1.6||5||3.931|
|9:00PM||CBS||Person of Interest||3.0||8||13.967|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast||0.7||2||1.875|
|9:30||NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.9||5||4.679|
|NBC||Rock Center with Brian Williams||1.3||4||4.270|
Late night ratings:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.2/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.
* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.6/6). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) trailed "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).
* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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