Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Office' Adjusted Up; 'Last Resort & 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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November 16th, 2012


The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up two tenths, Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy and The Office were each adjusted up one tenth and Last Resort and Scandal were each adjusted down one tenth  among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday,November 15, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.7/17 17.63
FOX The X Factor 2.4/7 7.47
CW Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.84
ABC Last Resort 1.2/4 5.68
NBC 30 Rock 1.2/4 3.34
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.1/12 13.87
NBC Up All Night 1.3/4 3.10
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 3.2/8 8.84
CBS Person of Interest (9-10:01PM) 3.1/8 14.57
FOX Glee 2.1/6 5.22
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 2.1/6 4.16
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/2 1.56
9:30 NBC Parks & Recreation (9:31-10PM) 1.7/4 3.52
10:00 CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.3/7 10.75
ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.0/6 6.02
NBC Rock Center  With Brian Williams 1.1/3 3.97

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

  • landon

    Can’t believe people didn’t tune in to Last Resort…

  • Jennilou

    Elementary doesn’t have a lot competition in that timeslot and all it can manage is 2.3. Not very good for, lucky for them their are show that are way off. Put some competition against it and I doubt it will it stay this high. Unless it start to get better.

    TbbT is really a beast which I’m still enjoying.

    Sad about last resort and please NBC get rid of up all night.

  • Dahne

    @Allison – The two leads on Supernatural have signed on through season 10 so barring a ratings disaster I think it’s safe for season 9. With the CW penchant for final seasons, I wouldn’t bet against at least a season 10 too.

  • Mickey


    I can’t believe this SPN vs Arrow vs TVD nonsense.

    That’s not what I’m seeing. I’m seeing one guy trying to stir up trouble and a bunch of other people trying to put a lid on it.

    I’m happy the CW has three tent poles to hold it up, I couldn’t care less which one is longer.

    I don’t watch TVD, but it was the CW’s only hit the past couple of years, and without it, the CW might well have gone belly up by now. So I’ve always been happy TVD has been doing so well. In fact, when I saw it had beaten ABC and NBC last night, I was like Right on!

  • Tony JJ

    WOW! at The Big Bang Theory i cannot wait to see it hitting 6s and a series high in the demo! I would’ve love to see 2 broke girls after TBBT.

  • kevin

    It’s funny because people is dissing Emily Owens Hard out, but its ratings are actually improving and getting closer to Beauty and the beast just saying.

  • Emily

    I don’t understand why TVD still keeps a high rating. I’ve been watching the show for 4 years but season 4 really sucks. Yes Nina is a lovely girl, but will Elena please stop dating one brother while missing the other one? Constantly blaming others for her own mistakes. I only watch the show because of some supporting characters.

  • Peter

    Last Resort is in the same time slot as The Big Bang Theory and X Factor, not good for a show that really needs help, I really think it’s a good show… Please keep it running!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Even though TVD got adjusted up a tenth, it’s still down – not good. Of course, at that level, it’s also still safe as houses.

  • Jon

    I can’t believe people get up in arms over the vampire Diaries, honestly. It’s not my cup of tea as far as a show goes, but why do people have this love hate thing with arrow and the vampire diaries.

  • Jon

    @peter…..networks don’t even try to save shows anymore, and it’s too bad. From what I’ve read and seen Last Resort was a good show. I didn’t watch it, and one of the biggest reasons I didn’t was I didn’t want to get invested in a show I knew by looking at the ratings it was going to die. It would be nice if they moved things around a bit to try to help the show. If I’m a tv exec I just give up the 8pm time slot, run reruns and just declare TBBT the winner. No sense offering a good show for the bear.

  • Joseph A

    Lots to talk about ,
    CW 1st , Great ratings for Vampire Diaries !
    FOX, what a waste last night , why the heck did you mix a near nude visual staring Dean Geyer with a Chubby Black Transvestite. I hate FOX ,,
    ABC, nice to see Grey’s doing so well, but can you also please cancel Scandal.
    CBS, can we say WOW on those numbers for TBBT & growth of Two Men, also for those wondering about Vegas, and Elementary, both of these series are currently profitable so it should not have surprised anyone they have full orders.
    NBC, maybe in the next 2 – 3 years they would be able to build up their product to claim a decent size audience on this night.

  • Kiwan

    Glease is great but who can tell me why so low

  • Networkman

    The Big Bang Theory had a really great episode. So happy to see more people discovering that it is enjoyable. Glad that Person of Interest did not adjust down. But congrats to Grey’s Anatomy for winning the hour in demo even with a horrible lead-in. I still feel next season should be its last.

    NBC is getting really embrassing with the demo in the 8pm hour as well as total viewers which was really close to what the CW is garnering. At this point it pretty much useless retooling Up All Night.

  • ALF

    The Big Bang Theory beat The Walking Dead.

    Not so fast nostradamus! All of you the week is not over !

  • Networkman

    @mayorofsmpleton, I agree with you that ABC should of had Castle slotted Thursday @8pm at the beginning of the season. It’s coming in third now behind Revolution and H5O anyways. It is an older show that does get viewers. Nashville should of been on after DWTS. It would of been great counter programming against the competition and compatitble with the audience that watches DWTS. And then Last Resort could of been tried on another night as well.

  • colla

    Arrow could use a lot more hot males LOL. Thats why TVD is always it in the demo, between Damon,stefan,Klaus, matt,Tyler,Jeremy, Kol hotness etc. There is always something to watch for,even with Julie crap writing.

  • colla

    *beating it*

    Besides TVD has a great cast besides the crap writing.

  • Kai

    I wish Arrow’s demo could be higher, but that does not mean I hate on the vampire diaries. Its sucess is good for the CW, which makes it good for Arrow.

    #1 spot is not important to me, holding on to good ratings and even stepping up is, I’m very proud of how Arrow is doing so far, had quite a scare when it fell down in the forth week, good its up again.

    I also watch Beauty & the Beast, It surprised me in a good way, hope its ratings remain steady and CW keeps it on Thursday. Happy for Emily Owens’ this week’s slight increase, maybe there is some hope for a full season only.

  • axola

    I enjoy TVD and I am glad this week they got the 3rd spot even when delivering lower ratings than before.

    TBBT….Amazing!!!!! What else can be said????

    I am actually sorry seeing that LR is gone!!!!

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