'The Big Bang Theory' Leads CBS to Big Ratings Win

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November 30th, 2012

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BIG BANG LEADS CBS TO BIG THURSDAY WIN

The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men
Place First in Viewers and Demographics

Person Of Interest” Dominates in Viewers and Adults 25-54

Elementary” First in Time Period in Key Demos,
Beats NBC and ABC Combined in Viewers

 

Led by The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Person Of Interest and Elementary, CBS handily won Thursday night in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Nov. 29.

 

8:00 PM’s The Big Bang Theory swept its time period, finishing first in viewers (17.15m), adults 25-54 (7.0/17), adults 18-49 (5.4/16) and adults 18-34 (3.9/13). If the ratings hold, The Big Bang Theory was the night's #1 program in viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34. The Big Bang Theory posted the series’ second-best viewer totals ever, the season’s second-best adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 ratings and delivered its best adults 18-34 ratings since Feb. 23, 2012.

 

Two and a Half Men was first in viewers (13.81m), adults 25-54 (5.5/11), adults 18-49 (4.1/11) and tied for first in adults 18-34 (2.7/09, with FOX) at 8:30 PM. Compared to the last first-run episode, Two and a Half Men was up +8% in adults 18-34 (from 2.5/08) and was even in adults 18-49.

 

Person Of Interest was first in viewers (14.33m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10) and a close second in adults 18-49 (2.9/07, -0.1 behind ABC). Person Of Interest beat second-place ABC by +65% in viewers (vs. 8.71m) and +17% in adults 25-54 (vs. 3.6/08).

 

Elementary was first at 10:00 PM in viewers (10.36m) and adults 25-54 (3.0/07) and was tied for first in adults 18-49 (2.2/06, with ABC). Elementary beat NBC and ABC combined at 10:00 PM in viewers (vs. 10.11m, +2%).

 

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (13.39m), adults 25-54 (4.5/11) and adults 18-49 (3.3/09).

 

Updated Thursday ratings will be available later.

 
  • THE OLD MAN

    Like an F5, CBS blows away all the other Nets! For the night, CBS CRUSHES THE COMPETITION

  • lll

    @The Old Man
    Damn right.

  • smileyj

    Way to go, CBS!! I love the show POI, and hope that it will continue to have amazing ratings!! :)

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