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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Two and a Half Men' & 'Person of Interest' Match Highs, 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Last Resort' Rise, 'The Vampire Diaries' Dips & 'Elementary' Hits Low

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November 9th, 2012

 

 

 

 

Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.2/9 2.4/6 2.2/6 2.1/6 1.4/4 1.1/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/6 2.5/8 1.6/5 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.1/4
Total Viewers (million) 13.590 6.006 7.094 6.012 3.416 2.415

 

Note: The Thursday Night NFL Network Jaguars/Colts game was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. As a result the numbers for NBC may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the final numbers.

CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 5.0, down from last week's 5.2 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men scored a 4.0, up four tenths from last week's 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. Person Of Interest was even with last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Elementary scored a series low 2.2, down two tenths from last week's 2.4 among adults 18-49.

On FOX, The X Factor was flat with last week's 2.3  adults 18-49 rating. Glee notched a 2.4, down two tenths from its last original's 2.6 rating and tying its season low. Your predictions were about right.

On ABC, Last Resort  earned a 1.4, up a tenth from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy earned a 3.2, up two tenths from the 3.0 it earned two weeks ago. Scandal earned a x from its last original's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC ratings are approximate due to NFL preemption. On NBC, a special Thursday results episode The Voice earned a 3.0, which is its lowest results show rating to date.  The Office earned a 2.5, up f from its last original's 1.9. Parks and Recreation earned an 1.8, up from its last original's 1.7.  Rock Center earned a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Beauty And The Beast  scored a 0.7, up a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight 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 5.0 15 16.54
NBC The Voice 3.0 9 9.094
FOX The X Factor 2.3 6 6.279
ABC Last Resort 1.4 4 5.956
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.4 4 2.977
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.0 11 14.09
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9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.2 8 9.201
CBS Person Of Interest 2.9 7 14.73
NBC The Office 2.5 7 5.308
FOX Glee 2.4 6 5.732
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.7 2 1.852
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9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation 1.8 5 3.843
10:00 CBS Elementary 2.2 6 10.73
ABC Scandal 2.0 5 6.124
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 1.1 3 4.37

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Late night ratings:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night (averages currently the exclude New York market):

 

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

 

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

 

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

 

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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.

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

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101.

 
  • The End

    It’s kinda obvious that Taraji Henson has slimmed down a lot in Person of Interest, she looks slimmer in the more recent Person of Interest episode, and looks good for her age.

  • Dat

    @Cat

    I see, so it was true. Criminal Minds is consistent as well. For a 2nd season, POI is beating NCIS: LA and keeping up with CI is a big deal, right?

  • Dat

    @Bluejays: I think POI is doing better than NCIS: LA in the aspect of staying consistent in ratings. I did state an exception to CI, maybe you didn’t catch that. My conclusion is, POI is pretty consistent, but I do admit it needs to crack 3.0 more.

  • The End

    @Dat

    No it doesn’t. With these numbers the show will get a 3rd/4th etc season if it performs at this level every year.

  • Rahat

    Good Bye GLEE

  • Dat

    @The End: Well, to become an established crime drama for CBS, POI does need that 3.0+ ratings. I’m confident that it will after the holiday break. It’s just that I hope it happens sooner, like next week or something. ha..

  • The End

    @Rahat

    Goodbye Glee? I take it you’re giving up TV/Internet and living a humble life off the land? Because in the TV world, Glee is far from dead, the Glee bubble hasn’t burst, and with that being said, I can only assume you’re doing what I’ve said.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Good Bye GLEE

    Nonsense. At these 18-49 levels it will be around awhile. With adults 18-34 it was the second highest-rated show of the night (behind BBT but ahead of both Grey’s and The Voice) and it will be around a…longer while.

  • The End

    @Dat

    I disagree. The numbers at present should see the show through for a few more seasons at least.

  • Tyler

    Glee is fine. It’s still holding its own and unless something shuffles, it’ll get a nice Idol boost this spring.

  • Dat

    @The End: Yea, no doubt POI will pick up a couple of seasons. Maybe it’ll reach 3.0+ regularly by then?

    Also, I just get a little competitive when Grey’s is still top scripted show of that hour. They are so close.

  • gary m

    You kids focus too much on demo to exclusion of total viewers. Eg networks consider POI victor at 9pm due to huge 5 mil edge on Greys, while noting demo win for Greys. As Baby boom gen moves en masse past age 50, older viewers become more valuable. You rate TVD a hit with 1.4 and 10m viewers. Look at this sites top ratings for year list, those are shows considered hits. Demo can save a show, but networks also very unlikely to cancel show in top 20 total viewers.

  • MattFitz

    Total viewrs mean nothing even us boomers dont matter, so go to a non ratings site if you want to make pointless arguments,the networks care exclusively about the demo,you are in a no mans land trying to tout total viewership here

  • Melissa

    @gary m

    You kids focus too much on demo to exclusion of total viewers. Eg networks consider POI victor at 9pm due to huge 5 mil edge on Greys, while noting demo win for Greys. As Baby boom gen moves en masse past age 50, older viewers become more valuable. You rate TVD a hit with 1.4 and 10m viewers. Look at this sites top ratings for year list, those are shows considered hits. Demo can save a show, but networks also very unlikely to cancel show in top 20 total viewers.

    Networks could care less about the total viewership, even if it’s the boomers. Person of Interest‘s win over Grey’s Anatomy in total viewership means nothing. If Person of Interest were to beat Grey’s Anatomy in the coveted 18–49 demographic, that would be another story. If a show has 15 million viewers, but only a 1.0 in the 18–49 demographic, it’s being cancelled.

  • Melissa

    @Dat

    Also, I just get a little competitive when Grey’s is still top scripted show of that hour. They are so close.

    Grey’s Anatomy is the top TV show in the hour, not just scripted. All the shows in that hour are scripted.

  • Jon

    ABC did itself no favors by putting Last Resort up against the Big Bang theory. Why do network execs do this? If you have a great show and you think it has a chance, put it up against weaker competition. Put a more established show up against Big Bang, would make more sense to me.

  • Ultima

    @gary m
    You kids focus too much on demo to exclusion of total viewers. Eg networks consider POI victor at 9pm due to huge 5 mil edge on Greys, while noting demo win for Greys.

    The networks are Obi-wan Kenobi and you’re the weak-minded stormtrooper.

    They brag about whatever number makes them look better, but make their decisions on the numbers on the bottom line, which are heavily influenced by demo ratings and not at all by total viewership.

    Last season, NBC canceled their most watched drama, Harry’s Law, because it had a terrible 18-49 rating.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @LisaNeedsBraces, I’m convinced by the weight of evidence! Given sufficiently low ratings in the late Spring, Elementary could be history!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @garym, “networks also very unlikely to cancel show in top 20 total viewers.”

    100% utter nonsense.

    It’s possible that every single CBS drama canceled in the last 5 years was in the top 20 for total viewers, 100% certain they were in the top 20 in viewership for *scripted* shows.

    And, of course, Harry’s Law, as Ultima mentioned.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Good Bye GLEE”

    Medical science has treatments for many maladies that until recently were hopeless.

    Perhaps the cure for crazy anti-fan blindness will be next!

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