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.

  • Ben Thompson

    I dont even understand all this TVD Vs. Arrow crap.

  • Michael

    The Old Man,

    “TBBT up a whole Nikita to 5.7–WHAT A BEAST!”

    OMG, LOL!!!!

  • loise lane

    @monica…thank you for so much for sayin dat out loud..dat amwell guy def is lackin charisma.i rilly dnt like his actin.they shud have just had justin hartley continue being arrow!!!

  • Max

    @eridapo > No.

  • larrywitness

    @aciel my post on lead in just sarcasm. In reponse to an earlier post about POI being a weak lead into elementry.

  • Kavyn

    Why in the world would TVD and Arrow fans argue with each other? They’re both getting renewed for sure unless Arrow pulls a TSC (which I doubt since Arrow actually has good acting/writing).

    If TVD and Arrow were on the bottom end of the totem pole then I’d understand. But first and second best show on the CW? Chill out people :P

  • Dóchas

    Oh hell. @One Deadline is reporting that Last Resort is canceled. I hate that if it’s true. Bill? Robert? Any truth?

  • TVDxItachi

    @Freyja, SPN Fans aren’t bitter, they should cheer to there hearts content. Im referring to the small group that keeps saying Arrow is better then TVD as Bitter SPN fans. Arrow has no history with TVD, so i cant see there new audience picking this fight over what shows better. But i can see “Bitter” SPN fans picking that fight because of the history SPN fans share with VD fans(old Thursday line up). Its not a stretch and pretty easy to understand. Thats the conclusion i came about . PPl have hate for other shows simply because its against there show or for other personal reasons. Example i want X factor and last Resort to fail. X factor cause it feeds brain dead America and Last resort cause its against TVD. But now that i think about it Last resorts ratings are bad so rather have less competition against VD. And im sure ppl have hate for TVD without evering even watching an episode.

  • Matt

    @christain yes BBT reached 5.9 and a 6.0 in spring 2010

  • Kavyn

    @Dochas I don’t see anything on Deadline about LR’s cancellation. I do see something for Partners’ cancellation though.

  • DougF


    Ya because looking at his filmography he did nothing before his 2 episodes on vampire dairies.

    I’m also sure producers of Hung cast him for Season 3 because of vampire diaries or Private Practice had him for 7 episodes or New Girl for 2 because of vampire diaries.

  • eridapo

    From published data posted by sonofbronx (twitter and facebook)

    Program (Network) A18-49 A25-54 A18-34 W18-34
    Big Bang Theory (CBS) ……….. 5.7/17 7.4/19 3.7/13
    The X Factor (Fox) ………….. 2.4/ 7 2.8/ 7 2.2/7
    The Vampire Diaries (CW) …….. 1.3/ 4 1.2/ 3 1.5/5 2.1/6
    30 Rock (NBC) ………………. 1.2/ 4 1.4/ 4 1.1/4
    Last Resort (ABC) …………… 1.2/ 4 1.6/ 4 0.8/3
    Up All Night (NBC) ………….. 1.3/ 4 1.5/ 4 1.2/4
    Two and a Half Men (CBS) …….. 4.1/12 5.6/14 2.5/8
    Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) ………… 3.2/ 8 3.7/ 9 2.6/8
    Glee (Fox) …………………. 2.1/ 6 2.2/ 5 2.0/6
    The Office (NBC) ……………. 2.1/ 6 2.3/ 5 1.9/6
    Beauty and the Beast (CW) ……. 0.6/ 2 0.6/ 1 0.5/2 .7/2
    Person of Interest (CBS) …….. 3.1/ 8 4.3/10 1.6/5
    Parks & Recreation (NBC) …….. 1.7/ 5 1.9/ 4 1.8/6
    Elementary (CBS) ……………. 2.3/ 7 3.3/ 8 1.2/4
    Scandal (ABC) ………………. 2.0/ 6 2.5/ 6 1.5/5

  • One @ Dochas

    The link I saw (because I follow @DeadlineTV) doesn’t work. And there’s nothing on their front page at the moment. That said, it had already finished fifth in the slot once before – I don’t see how it survives even one more week doing it twice.

    I’ll have to get the nuclear furnace going – a lot of people need to burn…


    @ Dochas

    Last Resort canceled? ONE, did you hear?

  • DaxJackson

    ABC need to put Last Resort out of it’s misery.

  • Kaio

    I’m glad.
    Hart of Dixie – no lead in – 1.62 0.6
    B&TB – VAMPIRE DIARIES lead in – 1.56 0.6

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ “TBBT up a whole Nikita to 5.7–WHAT A BEAST!”

    ME: That was funny, thanks. Laugh me a lot.

    @ Too bad neither it nor POI turned out to be the hits that CBS had hoped for.

    ME: Yea……this week POI is “only” #1 CBS drams and #4 highest rated CBS show after:

    #1 TBBT

    #2 TAHM

    #3 2BG

    #4 POI & NCIS.

    But yep. You are right. POI is not hit they was hoping for. Shows like Partners Vegas How to be gentelman Rob Made in Jersey and others are nuch better shows.

  • Dóchas


    You are assuming that Arrow fans who do not like TVD are bitter SPN fans? That’s a lot of assumption.
    You want Last Resort to fail because it goes against TVD? That’s nice. Then it shouldn’t bother you when I say I hope the show ABC replaces Last Resort with outshines TVD in all it’s faded, non-sparkly glory.

  • Michael

    Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue cancelled!


    I knew they should have painted the submarine yellow!

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