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.

  • Kangarookeeper

    I’m definitely not a fan of X-Factor.

  • JJA

    My prediction: B&TB will be moved to Tuesday @ 9 (following HOD) come the spring, but it will be canceled in May.

  • Poweranimals

    Ugh.. Well I guess I’ll enjoy B&tB as long as I can and hope Cult is a bigger flop. Emily Owens MD is doing worse at least. As is 90210.

  • soso

    the voice was a rerun for ceelo and adam team

  • eridapo

    I’m definitely not a fan of X-Factor.

    Oops… Didn’t mean to insinuate you were. Just the article itself is an example of Fan Excuse Bingo.

    I don’t like Kloe K, but to use her as the reason to explain the decline in ratings is ludicrous. The author of the article should now better. XFactor has been falling since its premiere this season, and the scheduling hasn’t help any.


    5.2 BBT Rocks, Elementary back up–GO CBS!

  • Melissa

    All the celebrating for The Vampire Diaries‘ 1.5 is truly annoying. I know that a 1.5 on The CW is considered great, but if The CW wants to play in the same league as the big boys (ABC, CBS, FOX, & NBC), they cannot be proud of that rating. A 1.5 on another broadcast network would throw the show into cancellation territory, so let’s not pretend it’s good, even if it’s on The CW.

  • mike

    Penny was hilarious last night when she was talking like Leonard. Cayley Cuoco should get any emmy nomination this year.

  • robin


    I think the CW have bigger problems to worry about than a 1.5

  • Brandy

    Sc and Ringer fans, rooting for other shows or a network to fail is childish and isn’t going to bring them back.All that anger,hate,negativity isn’t good for you or the people you deal with daily.Surley, there’s a more constructive,positive way to go get your point of missing the show across than bashing CW or it’s new shows except Arrow.Im sure if the cast of Ringer or SC were to read these message boards,they would be ashamed of the childish,spiteful,hateful behavior of the fans.Also bashing other shows ,those shows give people jobs,livelihoods,& the cast,writers,producers do thier best to put out a show people will enjoy.Would you like someone saying your work project sucks,shouldn’t be used ect? No.Also, these shows even if you don’t like them or watch them or are jelaous they’re on the air while your show isn’t, those shows have fans as do the people working on them.There must be a better or other use of your time than trashing other shows.I hope most of you are under 18 but I doubt it but it gives other Ringer,SC fans a bad name.I liked SC and have other shows I liked/loved cancelled too soon,ended with cliffhangers too and I know it stinks but I’ve moved on, found other shows I enjoy or other things to do with my time.Its a tv show, not the end of the world though I understand and relate to be being Dissapointed,sad,mad that some of my favorite shows cancelled in first season.I get that you guys are passionate but come on, you’re taking too far.Why can’t you let people who enjoy Beauty or Nikita or Hart or Emily Owens enjoy thier shows without disparriging them?For example, I’m not a SPN but that dosent mean I bash it daily,or hope it bombs-instead I’m happy for its loyal,dedicated,passionate fanbase that it’s still on for them to love and watch.Just because you don’t like CW new shows out of spite dosent mean other don’t.Ringer & SC are gone and not coming back and attacking,insulting other shows isn’t go bring them back and is Likley to not go over well with Mark if you try to contact CW about bringing them back.Plus, you may be missing out on good shows you might like if you diss and don’t watch them out of spite.All this immaturity,anger,hate ect aren’t a good /attractive qualities in a person or fanbase.All this time,effort,energy spent hating on CW and most of its other shows is for nothing and could be put to better use.

  • aiden

    @eridapo the ratings for x factor was very steady since second week between 3.2 or 3.5, them fox mess up with the schedule and the ratings started to decline

  • Bri


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

    Honestly I don’t know, every other shows did fall at the half hour
    except for Xfactor which did went up by 0.1. So it isn’t a case of
    people watching POI and then switch channels, at least not switching
    on another Broadcast channels, maybe some people turn to cable? Or they
    just didn’t like the episode. Usually CBS show will go up at the half

  • Bri


    “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.”

    Ah good explanation and I didn’t know TAAHM had a minute overrun in POI.

  • aaron

    Big Bang Theory is an incredible show and I love the actors and the writing. The show is already renewed through next season but it would not surprise me one bit if it is renewed early again!!!

  • SPM


    Shut up

  • Brandy

    If you SC and Ringer fans are adults/grown ups over 18 it’s time to start acting like it.Its also time to accept they were cancelled and move on.Know it is a business descion, not a personal attack.SC didn’t come back this season so there’s no way of knowing it’d do better than Beauty,Emily,Hart ect.SC unfourtanatley didn’t preform to expect ions so it was cancelled,Ringer too.I understand this so why can’t you guys?CW isn’t a charity, theyre trying to make hits,live past 2016,to make enough money to keep afloat.Hardley ever has fan outcry changed a networks minds when canceling a show,I can only think of Jericho& Unforgettable.Why should CW bring these shows when they underperformed and you guys bash and have no intention of watching thier other shows?

  • Survivor Fan

    TBBT is officially ahead of MF for #1 entertainment program.

    The Three-Horse Race:
    TBBT- 4.90
    MF- 4.83
    Voice Mondays- 4.59

    I would put my money on The Voice Mondays (season 3) winning the year, as there will be no spring drops in those numbers, as Season 4 will be counted separately. AI will not manage above a 4.5 average.

  • Kelly

    The obvious demise of X Factor was The Voice. When Simon left Idol, The Voice was only in talks about coming to America and everyone thought X Factor would be a huge hit. Think about it- if The Voice wasn’t on, X Factior would be dominating the ratings.

  • Joe

    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.

    You are not ! And its not funny at all i find many others way funnier :(

  • Kavyn

    XFactor was terrible on both nights, and I expect it to be terrible tonight as well. The production value is over the top, and the contestants are literally the last thing about the show. They even prioritize the audience’s shouting over the contestants, and give contestants songs that don’t match them whatsoever (Diamond singing Soul Sister and expecting her to rap it? Seriously?)

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