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.

  • JeffT

    Maybe P&R should stop highlighting Joe Biden. Horrible ratings for a show that showed so much promise.

  • Timmy G

    I prefer TVD because it deals in the supernatural but there’s no reason for the Arrow vs. VD war., Arrow is definitely the best new show of the season, and it’ll probably get picked up early along with VD and Supernatural. So chill people, stop with the hate, and spread the love around. Anything above a 1.0 for the CW is to be celebrated. :) Their continued success in each other is driving the CW back in the right direction.

  • Michael

    @Dóchas, just ignore that person. Each fan-base always has at least 1 person that gives the fandom a bad name.

  • Dóchas

    @Kavyn, @One @TheOldMan

    I saw it on Twitter and clicked their link they had attached and it gave me an error. I hope it’s one big ERROR.

  • Wakey

    A shame if Last Resort is cancelled. It’s far from the best Show that has ver had Shawn Ryan’s name attached but still enjoyable. It may not have helped but ABC really should have given it a chance with a better slot rather than what’s been a bit of a death slot for ABC.

  • Ian

    Am I the only person that thinks TBBT is the most unfunny show on network television. I mean the show to me is so boring and the jokes are unfunny. But good for them those ratings are great it will certainly be on for a few more years. I keep thinking the reason TBBT will end eventually will be similar to why FRIENDS (btw FRIENDS is my second favorite show of all time) ended. Wasn’t it cause production cost were to high or was it cause the actors didn’t want to do it? Anyways super happy about Grey’s at top where it should be, it’s fantastic this season and the next episode looks great!

  • Freyja


    And it was a wrong conclusion to assume… Because I can tell you one thing, SPN fans do not care one bit about what TVD does at least I don’t.

    I watch SPN and Arrow because I think they are better in quality than TVD and that is just my opinion.

    There was no need to bring SPN fans into your argument.

  • CrimTV

    Is it true that 666 and Last Resort are cancelled?

  • Big Check

    I’ll make bold prediction right now and say that NBC’s multi-cam comedies will catch up to the CBS comedies in 3-5 years. Get back to me in at least 4 years to see if it happened or not.

  • TVDxItachi

    @ or they can be bitter Nikita Fans who also share history with TVD. But i think SPN since its Arrows partner in crime. Whatever the case i believe the hate is coming from a Fandom from the CW, and they only have TVD,SPN, and Nikita. I use to watch SPN but TVD took over and i dropped the show. How can they still continuer after a battle with Lucifer is beyond me. Nikita looks good but not my cup of tea so i never tuned in…ever. Hope this clears up the Questions.


    @ Dochas

    Here’s hoping it’s a big ERROR, too; though the outcome is inevitable.

    My baby’s (Mob Doc) getting canned as well, so we’ll all go down together!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ Is it true that 666 and Last Resort are cancelled?

    CrimTV, officially they are still alive. But TV by the numbers from weeks is saying that they are dead. Will see.

  • Rach

    Wow, if Last Resort is indeed cancelled, I guess those tweets saying how important it was that people watched yesterday were true…

    All this TVD vs Arrow stuff is stupid. I enjoy both shows. I prefer TVD, and I am of course thrilled it’s still the number 1 show on the network after 4 years, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter! It’s a meaningless title, no need to get in wars over it. The important thing is that both TVD and Arrow are doing great – first and second on the network respectively…why are we fighting? This is good!

  • CrimTV


    Deadline and SpoilerTV are reporting they are cancelled

  • SJ

    One of the actresses form 666 Park Avenue tweeted that they are filming on location, so I guess the production picked up again after the hurricane damage. I do hope they at least get to shoot all 13 episodes.

    There are rumors on Twitter that both ABC dramas have been cancelled but nothing official yet. Apparently Deadline pulled the story (?).

  • Dóchas

    @The Old Man
    The only other two new shows I liked were Chicago Fire and Arrow. Hoping I don’t go 1 and 3!

  • Rach

    The article from Deadline is working for me. Says they’re not ordering any more than the 13 eps for either 666 Park Ave or Last Resort, but they plan to air all 13 they have ordered.

  • TVDxItachi

    @ Doches, no it doesnt bother me. I hope last resorts stays on the air with those ratings. Go Last Resort!!! Seeing that your still comparing TVD to *cough* Twishxt only informs me that you probably never gave TVD a fair shot.

  • Dóchas

    You are so right. I can rise above the petty.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ btw FRIENDS is my second favorite show of all time

    Just curious wich is #1….cause friends is my second favorite show of all time too. LOST #1!!!

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