TV Ratings Thursday:'Big Bang Theory', 'Two & A Half Men' & 'Person of Interest' Hit Season Highs,'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Vampire Diaries' Down, 'Scandal' & 'The X Factor' Up
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.4/10||2.2/6||2.2/6||1.9/5||1.4/4||0.9/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.9/6||2.0/7||1.6/5||1.9/6||1.3/4||1.0/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.621||6.284||6.875||4.634||3.704||2.206|
CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a season-high 5.5 up 8% from last week’s 5.1 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men scored a 4.1 up 2% from last week’s 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. Person Of Interest garnered a 3.1 up 7% from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary notched a 2.3 up 5% from last week’s series-low 2.2 among adults 18-49.
On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.4, up 4% from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Glee notched a 2.1, down 13% from last week’s 2.4 rating.
On ABC, Last Resort earned a 1.3, down 7% from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating and tying its season low. Grey’s Anatomy scored a 3.1, down 6% from last week’s 3.3. Most of your predictions were a bit too optimistic. Scandal garnered a 2.1, up 11% from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, 30 Rock earned a 1.2, even with its last Thursday episode on October 25. Up All Night scored a 1.3, down 7% from a 1.4 its most recent episode on October 26. The Office tied its series low with a 2.0, down 17% from last week’s 2.4, when it had The Voice as a lead-in. Parks and Recreation, featuring a guest appearance by Vice President Joe Biden, scored a 1.7, even with last week and proving that as a sit-com guest star, he’s no match for Miley Cyrus. Rock Center garnered a 1.1, up 10% from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
On the CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.2, down 20% from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Beauty And The Beast scored a 0.6 down 14% from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, November 15, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||5.5/17||17.39|
|FOX||The X Factor||2.4/7||7.29|
|8:30||CBS||Two and a Half Men||4.1/12||13.90|
|NBC||Up All Night||1.3/4||3.12|
|9:00||CBS||Person of Interest||3.1/8||14.51|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast||0.6/2||1.62|
|9:30||NBC||Parks & Recreation||1.7/4||3.57|
|NBC||Rock Center With Brian Williams||1.1/3||3.99|
Late night ratings:
via press note
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
> * In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.8/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.2/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > “> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> “> 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/4.
> * At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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