Thursday Final Ratings:'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up, 'Person of Interest' Adjusted Down

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November 2nd, 2012


The Big Bang Theory  was adjusted up a tenth and Person of Interest was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. FYI, this is a new season high for The Big Bang Theory.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday,November 1, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.2/15 15.90
ABC The 46th Annnual CMA Awards - Live (8-11:01PM) 3.8/10 13.68
FOX The X Factor (8-10PM) 2.3/6 6.24
CW Vampire Diaries 1.5/4 3.27
NBC The Voice (8-10:01PM) 1.3/3 3.78
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 3.6/10 12.65
9:00 CBS Person of Interest (9-10:01PM) 2.9/7 13.66
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/2 1.70
10:00 CBS Elementary 2.4/6 10.49
NBC Rock Center  With Brian Williams 1.3/3 4.85

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

  • Joe D

    Well your poll yesterday was pretty much on the money with over 80% for TBBT and not so much for XF. But was there any real mystery as to who would win?

  • eridapo

    Time Program (Network) A25-54
    8:00 Big Bang Theory (CBS) ……….. 6.5/17
    46th CMA Awards (ABC) ……….. 4.7/11
    The X Factor (Fox) ………….. 2.6/ 6
    The Vampire Diaries (CW) …….. 1.4/ 3
    The Voice (NBC) (r) …………. 1.6/ 4
    8:31 Two and a Half Men (CBS) …….. 4.8/11
    9:00 Beauty and the Beast (CW) ……. 0.6/ 1
    9:01 Person of Interest (CBS) …….. 4.0/ 9
    10:01 Elementary (CBS) ……………. 3.2/ 8
    Rock Center B. Williams (NBC) … 1.7/ 4

  • nubohemian25

    2.5 Men will do better with the return of Rose

  • Bri

    yay for BBT!!!

    Not surprised at POI with the half hour drop it took,

    Surprised that two and half men did drop in viewers by 460k
    and still didn’t drop in demo.

    Pretty happy at no adjustment for XFactor

  • Sandy

    Bri, why do you figure POI took the drop in the half hour?

  • TVDxItachi

    Any chance TVD numbers are higher because the CW returned to Cablevision in New York and other parts of the east coast.? I know i was finally able to tune in live for Vampire Diaries. And this season is amazing btw.

  • Sam

    It’s gonna be a LONG bumpy month for The X Failure. They face The Voice next week and then it will be pre-empted on Thanksgivig. It really is just not happening. It’s probably the biggest TV fail of 2012 and FOX needs to stop acting like they are happy.

  • j

    “Big Bang Theory is a MONSTER HIT! I don’t necessarily get the appeal, I don’t find it funny. I guess I’m simply in the minority lol.”

    To be fair, 95% of people 18-49 aren’t watching it, so you’re in the majority.

  • Kangarookeeper

    Interesting story about Kim Kardashian and the drop in X Factor numbers.

  • Kangarookeeper
  • Jesse

    I like all the characters on TBBT except The Jewish guy. Everyone is funny but him. He’s just annoying.

  • gary

    Hunted tonight on Cinemax!!! So excited great show

  • eridapo

    I really don’t think POI really adjusted. What I see is that because of rounding to the nearest ten, once they took the TAAHM minute overrun the show probably went from 2.950 to 2.949. Small insignificant adjustment, but when you round up/down it looks bad.

  • Bingo Dinero

    Ouch Factor

  • eridapo

    @ Kangarookeeper

    Fan Excuse Bingo

  • Raykov

    Am I the only one who felt there was tooo much laugh-track (or audience laugh, whatever) in last night’s TBBT. It kinda bugged on places.

  • andy


    Rose has already been back on the show in the last two episodes.

  • halloween

    Amazing for TVD :)

  • SPM

    lol Floppity & the Beast adjusted DOWN 3,000 viewers.

    What a TURD that show is

  • cc

    Yay for TBBT!!

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