CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory' Delivers its Largest Audience Ever for the Second Straight Week and a Season High in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

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November 16th, 2012

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CBS THURSDAY CONTINUES TO GROW

"The Big Bang Theory" Delivers its Largest Audience Ever for the Second Straight Week and a Season High in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

"Two and a Half Men" and "Person Of Interest" Also Notch Season Highs in Adults 18-49

"Person Of Interest" Matches "Grey's Anatomy" in Adults 18-49

"Elementary" Posts Week-to-Week Gains in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54

CBS Dominates Night in Viewers and Demos with its Highest-Rated Thursday in Both Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 Since Premiere Week

 

CBS's Thursday lineup continues to grow with all four of its programs up week-to-week in key demos, including The Big Bang Theory delivering its largest audience ever and season highs in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Nov. 15.

 

Two and a Half Men and Person Of Interest posted season-high adult 18-49 ratings while Elementary had week to-week increases in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

 

The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in households (10.6/17), viewers (17.39m), adults 25-54 (7.2/19), adults 18-49 (5.5/17) and adults 18-34 (3.6/13). If the ratings hold, The Big Bang Theory was the night's #1 program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. The Big Bang Theory posted series-high household ratings and viewer deliveries, its second-best adults 25-54 performance ever, its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 9, 2012 and matched its season-high ratings in adults 18-34.

 

Two and a Half Men was first in households (8.6/13), viewers (13.90m), adults 25-54 (5.6/14) and adults 18-49 (4.1/14) at 8:30 PM. Two and a Half Men posted its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 20, 2012 and matched its best adults 25-54 rating of the season.

 

Person Of Interest was first in households (9.0/14), viewers (14.51m) and adults 25-54 (4.3/10) and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (3.1/08, with ABC). Person Of Interest posted its best adults 18-49 ratings since March 29, 2012 and matched second best adults 25-54 delivery of the season.

 

Elementary was first in households (6.9/12), viewers (10.72m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.3/07). Elementary posted its best delivery in adults 25-54 since Oct. 4, 2012 and its best adults 18-49 ratings since Oct. 18, 2012.

 

For the night, CBS was first in households (8.5/14), viewers (13.62m), adults 25-54 (4.7/11) and adults 18-49 (3.4/10). CBS posted a Thursday best in adults 25-54 this season and matched its season Thursday high in adults 18-49.

 

Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.

 
  • Ellen

    That was a riot last night! I haven’t laughed that much in a long time.

  • Dat

    Thursday is CBS’s best night of the week, hands down. Thanks TBBT. I love that POI is on Thursday so it has room for exposure and growth.

  • POI

    CBS Renew TBBT forever as it grows more and more i dont want the show to end ever.

  • Robbie Bishop

    “Person of Interest” was really good last night, but not one of my favorite episodes. It was well-directed and definitely well-acted, the plot was solid, but it just felt…empty. Something was missing, but it was nonetheless an awesome episode.

    “Elementary” was also good. Well-acted and well-directed, and the plot was very interesting.
    What works so well about “Elementary” is that it puts procedural last, and tries to avoid becoming just another procedural.
    It falls into procedural territory, but it’s smart enough to pull itself out of there.

    I don’t watch “The Big Bang Theory,” but I’m glad it’s doing so well (especially being adjusted up two-tenths in the finals).

    I only caught the last 15-or-so minutes of “Two and a Half Men,” and it was funny. Not something I’d watch on a regular basis, but if there’s nothing else to do, I’d watch it more.

  • William Haney

    If I ran NBC, I would bend over backwards trying to get Chuck Lorre to make a quality sitcom for NBC as he has with CBS recently and ABC years ago.

  • POI

    people should watch 2.5 men again its amazing this season and i hope it get more seasons as the show is like in its 2nd season but is not.

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