Thursday Final Ratings:'The Big Bang Theory', 'Vampire Diaries' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up, 'The Office', 'Parks & Rec', 'Scandal' & 'Rock Center' Adjusted Down

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November 9th, 2012


The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries and Grey's Anatomy  were adjusted up a tenth and The Office, Parks and Recreation, Scandal and Rock Center were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday,November 8, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.1 15 16.68
NBC The Voice 3.0 9 8.83
FOX The X Factor 2.3 6 6.33
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.5 4 3.02
ABC Last Resort 1.4 4 5.98
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.0 11 14.07
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.3 8 9.26
CBS Person of Interest 2.9 8 14.87
NBC The Office 2.4 6 4.83
FOX Glee 2.4 6 5.68
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.7 2 1.84
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation 1.7 4 3.46
10:00 CBS Elementary 2.2 6 10.90
ABC Scandal 1.9 5 6.06
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.0 3 3.86

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

  • omabin


    thank you

  • Tabitha

    TVD beat LR woohoo CW on a roll this year. :D

  • Katie

    Almost 15 million viewers for Person of Interest. That makes it one of the most watched drama’s on tv. So awesome! I’m glad that being only in it’s second season that it still has those kind of viewers. Yes the “important” age group is a little lower but a lot more people are tuning in overall. I’m only 22 and it’s one of my favorite shows. I don’t know if a lot of younger people just assume that the intelligent shows are automatically going to be boring or what but it’s definitely not. Last night was one of the best episodes.

  • david

    Its really interesting seeing the differenty demos for the shows. It explins that not to many people below the age of 35 watch the CBS dramas.

  • Carolina

    TVD the best!!!!!

  • Norman Charles

    NBC: Please shoot Rock Center and put us out of our misery.

  • Billy


    The Big Bang Theory actually beat The Voice and X Factor combined in the 8:00 hour. The 5.3 for those two shows combined is the average of the 8:00 and 8:30 ratings. So TBBT actually beat The Voice & X Factor combined in its half hour this week.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Alright I’m a big SCANDAL fan but these numbers aint good. Its nice to see its neck and neck with the god awful ELEMENTRY but 1.9 out of a 3.3 lead-in gets me worried if its relocated.

    THE X-FACTOR LOL WHAT A FLOP! Fire Mario Lopez STAT hes freakin’ awful!!!! Honestly, BRIAN DUNKLMEN could not be possibly busy enough to take over for him. He is exceptionally BAD! I stopped watching for him all together! Hes THAT BAD!

    GLEE as much as I HATE THIS SHOW I’m shocked in built on its lead-in HOW BAD IS XFACTOR when freakin GLEE can gain more viewers and GLEE is a niche show and I hate it! But good for its fans!

    POI just cant get a break!!! how many times has non-final ratings come its been a 3.0 and then adjusted down. CBS made a HUGE mistake giving ELEMENTRY the post SB slot over POI.. Do they honestly think there is growth here? LUI desverves so much better-LEE DOES NOT. 2bg or POI desevered this chance and I HOPE IT BITES CBS IN THE BUTT for not giving them this chance. DUMBEST DECISION EVER!!! My tv WILL BE TURNED OFF after the super bowl NO INTERESTED IN ELEMENTRY! (I do not watch POI and saw the pilot of ELEMENTRY)

    beauty and the beast is a failure no matter how you chalk it up. If its moved POST HOD then expected 0.3’s

    Brit losed to XTINA AGAIN!!! How does that DIRT TASTE? Is it BRITS fault? Naw. LOPeZ just sucks! Keep Chloe and replace him!

    NBC gave WILLIAMS another shot given election and all BUT LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS!!!!??? WOW!!! NBC needs to cancel WILLIAMS stat election and all and still people dont give a crap! lol

  • kennya

    Sad that nbc didnt air their comedys… would have loved to se cw once avain on third ppace at 8pm haha

  • BigBrotherFan

    TLR AND 666 will be canned by JAN and NASHVILLE will be given the full back 9. Mark my words and that sucks because ABC had 3 winners here! What happend???

  • SarahL


    The Last Resort is done, nothing can save it.

  • Steven

    So upset about Last Resort. Im not in denial it wont last past this year. My favorite new show of the year. So devastated.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Alright I’m a big SCANDAL fan but these numbers aint good.”

    They don’t have to be “good”, just “good enough”.

    Among Castle, Nashville and Scandal, Scandal is currently the weakest.

    If any of the spring dramas does well enough to survive, one of those three is probably getting canceled.

    However, if all the spring dramas fail, and the relative ratings of those three remain near where they are now, I think all three come back.

  • Virginai

    SCANDAL will always be adjusted down a tenth or two because Gray’s runs into its first couple of minutes. This will always happen. Duh.

  • jake3988

    That’s now (at least) 3 straight 2.9’s. That’s… astoundingly consistent.

  • Charmed

    Go TVD, better than last season! It’s pretty much a given these days that ratings will drop every new season, but this is an exception! Just renew it for another 20 seasons, it will still beat all the other shows on The CW!

  • BigBrotherFan


    I see what you are saying and as much as I am a fan of Scandal ABC surely wants more out of a 3.3 lead-in, dont you think?

    Nashville and Castle clearly have weaker leads.

  • Mark

    Max and another poster (who emphatically thinks they know everything) are the only reasons I hate reading the comments on here. I wish you could ignore posters like on imdb so you don’t have to see/read their posts. Max is so annoying and I don’t even watch Scandal or Revenge. No matter how many people on here say negative remarks about him he keeps doing the same thing. I guess a Troll by any other name is still a Troll. Also don’t see the joy people get from being the first to post “First!” like it’s biggest accomplishment in life.

  • halloween

    Beauty and Beast should be canceled… .6-.7 in 1st season is poor, CW should not settle for less than 1.0

  • Holly


    You do realize that would mean canceling 80% of their lineup, right?

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