Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Two and a Half Men' & 'Beauty and the Beast' Adjusted Down

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November 30th, 2012


The Big Bang Theory and Grey's Anatomy were each adjusted up a tenth while The Vampire Diaries and Two and a Half Men were adjusted down a tenth and Beauty and the Beast was adjusted down two tenths  among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, November 29, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 5.5/16 17.25
FOX The X Factor 2.7/8 8.32
CW Vampire Diaries 1.4/4 2.86
NBC 30 Rock 1.3/4 3.61
ABC Last Resort 1.0/3 5.20
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9PM) 4.0/11 13.74
NBC Up All Night 1.2/3 2.97
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 3.1/8 8.95
CBS Person of Interest (9-10:01PM) 2.9/7 14.43
FOX Glee 2.2/6 5.39
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) 1.9/5 3.88
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/1 1.52
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation (9:31-10PM) 1.4/4 2.99
10:00 CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.2/6 10.46
ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.2/6 6.64
NBC Rock Center 0.9/2 3.45

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Brenda

    @ SarahL
    What’s your axe to grind with Scandal? Scandal is ABC’s highest rated 10pm show this week. They are averaging the same amount as most 10pm shows across all networks. Despite Grey’s crazy up and down trip, Scandal has been crazy steady and recently saw increases.

    Thank you I dont get it either.

  • rob60990

    Ultima has WAY too much patience.

  • Ultima

    Ouch for “Elementary” – it’s really good show. If it continues to go down in ratings

    Post premiere ratings for Elementary – 2.5, 2.3, 2.2, 2.4, 2.2, 2.3, 2.2

    Elementary’s ratings are pretty stable and its 2.3 average is solid. It’s not a big hit, but with these numbers, a second season seems very likely.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “There’s four other dramas on CBS with significantly lower ratings than Elementary.

    Season-to-date Live+SD avg for new eps
    Elementary – 2.4
    Vegas – 1.9
    The Mentalist – 1.8
    The Good Wife – 1.7
    CSI: NY – 1.4

    CBS will probably only cancel three of those shows.”

    If they hold to their typical pattern (and assuming Golden Boy is canceled), they will only cancel two of the shows in that list. Made In Jersey’s already gone.

  • Ultima

    Ultima has WAY too much patience.

    Isn’t patience a virtue? ;)

  • Ultima

    @Bill Gorman
    they will only cancel two of the shows in that list

    Clearly I meant to write “renew” or “two,” but not both. ;)

  • Networkman

    Grey’s Anatomy should return for a 10th season and then that should be its last. I am really impress that it is still holding up and winning the hour in demo despite following Last Resort’s horrible 1.0 demo. The CW coming in 3rd during the 8pm hour is impressive. NBC should get rid of all the comedies on Thursday.

  • Stella

    The Vampire Diaries-3.2

  • kwhy8strm

    Scandal is so delicious, if it were food, I would have to go to overeaters anonymous! I cant get enough!!

  • Jackie

    Beauty and the beast is turning into a great show. Love the casting! Good action, great romance!!

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