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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.

 
  • em23

    i think beauty and the beasts ratings are up cause of that twilight contest code during it’s commercials

  • TOREY

    @HotLatino4GayMarriage

    WHY IS THAT FUNNY!? I srsly dont think Grays Anatomy has ever cracked a 5.0! REVOLUTION is a powerhouse!!!

  • POIFanatic

    ….Grey’s got an above 10.0 (not sure exactly. Correct me if I’m wrong. But total viewers were well above 16 mil for several seasons)*

  • Michael

    I thought Miley Cyrus career was over, lol. Good for her!

  • TOREY

    @POIFanatic

    NO JUST NO. Grays Anatomy’s highest was like a 4.8 or something!! REVOLUTION will hit above 10.0 and 16 mil!!

  • j

    Grey’s Anatomy averaged over a 9.0 for 2 years.

  • rob60990

    Lmao at torey. What a dumbass. Greys used to pull 9s and 10s in the demo and 20 million viewers.

  • vcoolwater

    Grey’s is doing well for a veteran show. Why are people comparing Greys with Revolution? It like comparing apples to oranges.

  • RyanCanada

    i agree with @Ray

  • Chris Hanna

    That’s right about the 10.0… Grey’s consistently used to score above 20 million viewers for seasons 2 and 3.

    Grey’s is one of the highest rated dramas this season, started with a 4.4 I think.

  • JR

    Does TBBT skew older? For over 16 million viewers, 5.0 is low. Should be over 6.

  • Dóchas

    Reading these comments from several threads and I don’t know how Bill and Robert stay sane.

  • Megan

    For Greys: Episode 16 in season 2 had a rating of 13.5 with total viewers at 37 million.

  • Chris Hanna

    LMAO @ DESPERATE REVOLUTION FANS

    The show is so close to going under 7 million viewers lmao

  • Chris Hanna

    I think lots of older people watch TBBT. My parents and grandparents do.

  • Alec

    If Scandal is one thing, it’s steady..

  • THE OLD MAN

    I hope Nikita moving to 8:00 Fri doesn’t hurt LMS/MC on ABC

  • TOREY

    @Megan

    KEEP DREAMING!!! You must be thinking of the future of REVOLUTION!!

  • Amanda

    @Chris Hanna Total viewers don’t matter; only the demo does

  • terri

    @Mon ” … for Person of Interest … we finally knew The Machine played a matchmaker between Finch and his wife …”

    Yep! I noticed that too, thumbs up to the machine, lol. btw, that’s his wife in real life.

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