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.

  • Wendy


    Why wouldn’t NBC “[n]ever put The Voice on Thursday again”?

    While TBBT did cut into it, a 3.0 for NBC – on a night it has had major issues with since the end of the Must See TV era – is very respectable to good.

    And I hate all reality shows, but it’s the truth.

  • SarahL

    @Bill Gorman

    I see your point. I guess, I am playing the opposite of Fan Excuse Bingo. :)

  • João Paulo (@JPaulo645)

    TBBT and POI are beasts in viewers. TVD did a great job.

  • kevin

    Tvd :D

  • Dan S

    NBC has a lot of good shows waiting in the wings like Do No Harm & Hannibal. So why is NBC filling their schedule with shows like Rock Center getting 1.0 ? Surely anything could do better against the lightweight competition of Scandal & Elementary. They still have Fri @ 8pm wide open as well being filled with mostly repeats. NBC is on the upswing so they need to get more aggressive with their schedule.

  • CrimTV


    Reality shows are watched by a variety of audiences from sci-fi lovers to drama lovers whereas Grey’s is a medical drama so only attracts a certain amount of people. That’s why The Voice and Revolution are compatible and Grey’s Anatomy and a sci-fi drama would not be.

  • omabin


    I agree with you concerning the lack of compatibility between Grey’s and a sci-fi drama. However, I also think that (although to a lesser extent) Scandal and Grey’s are not compatible. But then again, Happy Endings and DWTS are only as compatible as Apartment 23 and Private Practice. Or Last Resort and Grey’s Anatomy ! Abc is very weird when it comes to compatibility

  • SarahL


    If SR is producing the show, it is clearly going to the a sci-fi serial drama, not a hardcore sci-fi show. Plus, I have no clue why you are so convinced that ABC would not put the new show after Grey’s when the odds are pretty good that they will do exactly that, if just please SR and give the show the best chance of succeeding.

  • CrimTV


    IKR! Obviously OUAT and Revenge are doing well on Sundays but that have little to none similarities to each other! Suburgatory/Nashville also have nothing in common :)

  • omabin

    Yeah Once and Revenge are an odd pairing that works, but I don’t think it’s the rule. Also, I think the 10pm hour is way more sensitive to the whole lead-in thing. I am not being a retentionista, because I don’t think networks do take this into acount when making their decisions, but obviously this has an impact in shows’ ratings.

    And yeah, Nashville and Suburgatory don’t have that much in common either, especially when Nashville would have so much in common with Grey’s.

  • Katy

    Good grief Fox is just DOA on Thursdays.

  • panda22

    So does this mean that Arrow skews old?….because TVD got a 1.5 demo with 3.02m viewers, while Arrow scored a 1.3 with 3.75m viewers???

    Lower demo but higher viewers yet TVD scores higher = older skewing?

  • Kelvin

    Hmmm what about those who are younger than 18?

  • Matt

    Highest ever total viewers number for TBBT there.

  • Amanda

    @panda22 I would say on any other network that would most likely be the case but b/c it’s the CW, I’m guessing it’s people under 18 watching.

  • coolioni

    I need to catch up on TVD. I stopped watching around the middle of season 2.

    It s good vamp show,but I do prefer TRUE Blood any day !

  • javier


  • KJ Styles

    I’m sad for Last Resort. It’s gonna be the best 1 season show to bite the dust since Freaks and Geeks.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Not just speaking as a fan, but with those numbers, is there any reason Warner Brothers wouldn’t do all they can to secure another season or multiple season renewal for TWO AND A HALF MEN? Twelve seasons (assuming there’s 24 eps a season) would bring the show total to 273 episodes, and would give syndicators of the show almost 100 episodes with Kutcher, which they can air in an entirely separate time slot from the Sheen episodes. It would also make it one of the longest running sitcoms of all time. Even if the show was down to a 3.0 regularly in future seasons, that would be excellent for a show that has run longer than a decade. Whatever the case (1 year renewal, 2 season renewal, etc), I think it’s safe to say 2.5 Men isn’t ending this May.

    And as far as TBBT goes, it’s already renewed for season 7, but it wouldn’t shock me the least if the show got another 3 season renewal next Spring like it got after season 4, which would bring its total to 10 seasons.

  • Kavyn

    Supposedly the actors don’t wish to continue with TAAHM, but hypothetically with those numbers, the show could continue until season 12 if they maintained them.

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