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.

  • forg

    WOW AT Big Bang Theory!

  • Big Check

    I’ll believe Deadline before most sites but I need to see at least more than 20 sites reporting the news along with Deadline before making a final determination if its true or not.

    This seems to be true as I think ABC wasn’t going to pickup anymore back orders on their new shows this fall.

  • CrimTV

    It’s still on Deadline

  • One @ Dochas (and everyone else)

    It’s official. Last Resort isn’t getting any more episodes. Although, apparently, it’s going to air what’s left.


    @ Dochas

    Actually I liked a good bit of them, but only went back to MD, Arrow & Nashville.

  • cheers

    @ Big Check

    I believe NBC comedies are turning the corner the numbers haven’t showed up just yet but they will evnetually probably next season and CBS will start peaking with BBT in a few years so the end is near for them being #1 in the comedy department.

    @ Petar & btw

    Friends is my #2 also but my #1 is an older show and that’s Dallas never seen a show better than that ever since the 80s.

  • Dina

    The demo be okay for Grey’s but the total numbers are awful so far this season. This show will probably go into the 7 million range the second half of the season. I’d like to see it end so my favorite 2 actors on the show can move onto higher caliber projects elsewhere. Grey’s is crap and a waste of their talents.

  • Dóchas

    @One…Thank you. I’m going to miss Sam, Braugher and Speedman.

  • JulieDawn

    I’m a huge SPN fan, happen to not watch TVD but I certainly don’t wish it any ill will, and I find that a bit insulting that someone would assume SPN fans are bitter.
    Quite the opposite, I hope that TVD continues to do well because it can only help the CW, which can only help all the CW shows.

    I do also watch Arrow and BATB, and am pleased to see Arrow doing well while my fingers are crossed that BATB can hang on…..and improve in the ratings!

    Oh and if 666 is really cancelled I won’t be surprised, but I will be disappointed. Oh well.

  • Petar Ivanov

    OK, really good day for CBS and………..tv by the numbers. Great CBS and ABC headlines FROM tuesday. Whoever write them deserve promotion:

    CBS: ‘Partners’ Is Certain To Be Canceled, Why Didn’t It Get Pulled For ‘Rules Of Engagement’ Already?

    ABC: ‘Last Resort’ & ‘666 Park Avenue’ Are Certain To Be Canceled, Why Are They Still On The Air?

  • Petar Ivanov

    ops my bad. That was not for here.

  • eridapo


    Get Chaplin’s key and launch the missiles yourself to punish the unbelievers.

  • DaxJackson

    “Last Resort” has been canceled by ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Nick

    TBBT is a beast!!!! :D

    Last Resort, on the other hand, is dead in the water (pun intended) :-(

  • DaxJackson

    I don’t know what to say about LR really, if it had been last week, I would have been annoyed. But after it’s last episode, I’m so glad it’s finally been given the chop.

  • TVDxItachi

    @ I have no ill will towards SPN. Jesen and Jared are amazing actors who deserve to be on the air. And Arrow keeps me entertained on Wednesdays so yeah. As for BATB, KK is gorge, so i hope for the best when it comes to BATB. TVD needs a show to pair with. I just hope they dont make VD and B&B promos together like they did last year with TSC. Really turned me off.

  • Melissa


    Scandal must be hurt by GREYS weak lead in

    That’s a joke, right? Grey’s Anatomy is ABC’s second-highest rated show (behind Modern Family), and the #1 drama on network television. Scandal could not ask for a better lead-in.

    I’m very impressed that Person of Interest was able to hold onto its 3.1, but as always, Grey’s Anatomy ended up on top, and for the fifth time this season will receive the title of #1 network drama.

    I’m so happy for The Big Bang Theory – it was a great episode and deserves the rating! Sad to see Scandal adjusted down, but at least it only fell to a 2.0. Glee is a flop.

  • anonymous

    Their is no war between Arrow lovers and TVD lovers… It’s only on TVD lovers fans head cuz it’s the first time in a long time that a show does as well as TVD for the CW. So they are afraid that Arrow take the title of ” best show”. You guys didnt notice that they never care about SPN but now that the show actually have great ratings, well they’re starting war against SPN fandom? TVD lovers LOVE to start war ON EVERYTHING anyway!

  • Virginai

    Scandal will ALWAYS be adjusted down a tenth or two, because Grey’s last two minutes bleed over until 10:02. This is not a revelation. And Scandal is doing just fine. It’ll be back.

  • eridapo
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