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.

  • danny94

    lol love how scandal fans are saying a 2.2 is great when they were bashing revenge for getting that on sunday.

  • aciel

    ugh MAX would u please just quit it with the revenge vs scandal battle. Just leave revenge alone. gosh ur precious scandal is doing well now its time to stop putting revenge down

  • NotSure

    Why do shows get adjusted down? Sounds like BS to me.

  • aciel

    @danny94 thats because that the highest that its ever gotten

  • Brandy

    Yay VD beat Arrow in demo to still be CWs #1 show!Stinks that Beauty adjusted down so much,I knew it adjusted down and that could adjust as much as it did but I was hoping for 0.7, too bad it’s probably be cancelled cause it’s my favorite new fall show but maybe online viewing and international sales will save it.

  • danny94

    @ aciel- A 2.2 as a season high is no reason to celebrate. Scandal is medicore that stays stable because of greys anatomy!!!

  • Just Desserts

    @Austin Lauran

    I just love The Good Wife reference. :P ;)

  • Melissa

    Happy that Scandal adjusted up; season high! The cliffhanger was killer so I’m hoping for a series high next week. 3.1 for Grey’s Anatomy is only marginally down from last time, but with all the promotion for this episode, I expected the number to be a tad higher. It will probably go down more next week, though, because the promo makes the episode look like a filler. Hopefully it can crack a 4.0 for the fall finale. Lol at the people who thought Person of Interest was going to continue the uptrend; nope, back down to its usual 2.9.


    Comment on Prelim stands, the CW rocks on Thurs!

  • aiden

    Gooo X Factor last night was amazing!!! Scream And Shout Baby

  • Martin

    With Emily Owens now cancelled, i have no idea what the CW will do, this is what i think will happen:


    The Carrie Diaries – 8/7c (NEW SHOW)
    90210 – 9/8c


    Hart Of Dixie – 8/7c
    ?????? – 9/8c


    Arrow – 8/7c
    Supernatural – 9/8c


    The Vampire Diaries – 8/7c
    Cult – 9/8c (NEW SHOW)


    Nikita – 8/7c
    Beauty And The Beast – 9/8c.

    No idea what they are going to do with Tuesdays at 9, and before someone says it, no they will not move Nikita there and Top Model is already scheduled for summer.

    Does anyone have any idea what they will put there, don’t think they have anything left to put there.

  • easy

    Beauty still holding steady (.6) for 3 weeks in the demos, looks like it will get a 2nd season after all lol… Good job.

  • Tom

    Ha! I knew it! B&B’s back in the dumper! I love it!!!

  • Jamie


    Oh Sit returns soon.

  • halloween

    Beauty and the Beast fell too much…CW should try something else after TVD

  • Martin

    For midseason I am on about by the way.

  • halloween

    .6 in first season is good enough for renewal??? only if the cw wants to continue to be a joke

  • aciel

    scandal is crap, it promotes bad morale and not obeying the law. Why would anyone with a sliver of humanity or morale take a job as hiding evidence of corrupt politicians and cover their “problems”…

    Do? not support this PoS tv-show.

  • Martin


    Think they will probably keep that till summer, ok performer for them in summer but performs worse than Emily Owens so would do worse.

  • Percysowner

    TSC was the 3rd highest rated show on The CW last year and it still got cancelled. The fact that BATB can’t keep even half of the demo from its lead in is not a good sign for renewal.

    Cumulatively maybe, it did start out with good numbers, but it kept dropping and by the end of the year the ratings weren’t that good.

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