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.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I don’t get why people freak out when CW’s best rated show beats out one of NBC’s worst rated shows in it’s final 13 episode season. Not a huge deal. 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks and Recreation (thought not as good as they use to be) are still WAY better than The Vampire Diaries

  • Jamie


    It didn’t perform worse than Emily Owens… It got 0.5 for it’s premiere. 0.3 for it’s finale and 0.4 for all of its other episodes.

    Carina Macenzie (Zap2it) told me on Twitter that its back soon.

    I asked the same question you did.

  • MattFitz

    Put Glee back on Tuesdays!Those numbers are really repectable with the heavy competition from 2 very strong scripted dramas.Both shows pull a big piece of the Glee demo.It would pull over 3.0 every Tues against Go On in that 9pm Slot this is sheer stupidity to much hype was put into X-Factor but its numbers havent been there and wont as CBS seems to own Thursdays now.they are dooming there biggest, scripted hit,by playing around with the schedule too much .Too bad,it;s writing has gotten back to season 1 levels this year and it deserves a larger audience.


    @ Austin Lauran

    IMHO I say using awards is nonsense, though the “Critics Love It” square may apply here. In the case of TGW, money is involved which makes the plot thicken.

    Looks like MAX is causing a SCANDAL in today’s comments. Cool.

  • hammard

    The CW should move B&TB off Thursdays (probably to Tuesday) and use the slot to launch Cult. TSC got a 0.6 for the finale in Spring and got cancelled last year, so I doubt it has much chance.

  • Alan

    Why CW shows were adjusted down a LOT?

  • Fishy

    These ratings make no sense in their adjustments. Thursday night football starts at 8 PM.


    VD has 1.5/4 3.2M


    VD has 1.4/4 2.86M

    The delta is -.1/0 and -.34M, for a 6.6%/0% drop and 10.6% drop



    BatB has .8/2 2.15M


    BatB has .6/1 1.52M

    The delta is -.2/1 and -.63M, for a 25%/50% drop and 29.3% drop

    Sorry, but something just looks awfully fishy to me here about the adjustments.

  • aciel

    how do you get rid of max really hes annoying

  • Jamie


    Unless he starts swearing a people, he won’t be gone any time soon.

  • aciel

    @Jamie ugh really i dont if i could take it anymore with him i meann come on what is his problem with revenge

  • Martin

    @Jamie – Still don’t think they will though, it performs worse on average, Emily Owens at least hasn’t dropped below 1 million, and it was on in summer with less competition, so would probably be lower, can’t wait to see what they do though. Do think the rest of the schedule i did is right though. Unless, they go and do something risky and move Supernatural to Thursdays and put Cult after Arrow instead, don’t think so though.

    Can’t wait to see their midseason schedule.

    Also, just wondering, does anyone think that if CBS moved TBBT, which they will not do EVER, that it would be higher rated on Mondays at 9pm.

  • Jamie


    He thinks the ratings don’t justify the promotion. Which I could take… But then he says the same about American Horror Story… Which is the second highest-rated show on FX and he says it should be canceled. So he’s just a troll. Best to ignore.

  • SarahL

    Kudos to Scandal for not getting adjusted down, a rare event.

  • aciel

    he really has no life i mean come on this has been going on since scandal started

  • Martin

    Also, for the record, i love both Scandal and Revenge, loved Revenge since day one, and lovin Scandal this season, if Scandal was put out on its own, would probably do worse than now, maybe not by much and certainly better than Private Practice did on its own the past season and a bit. And Revenge will probably go up, the flashback eps, although highly entertaining, don’t seem as must see for lots of people. Ashley the prostitute, how satisfying for some reason.

    All of this my opinion of course, everyone is entitled to their opinions, mightn’t agree with them but they are entitled to them.

  • bsp

    BBT is unstoppable, and last night’s episode was hilarious!!

  • Jamie


    She’s said they ARE. And viewing figures don’t matter to a networks bottom line. It averaged higher Adults 18-49 in the summer and is a reality show, so it’s cheap. They probably just want to see if it’ll do better in-season, which i completely doubt.

    I also doubt they’ll move BATB to Fridays this season.

    And I think BBT used to be on Mondays.

  • Katie Hart

    Too bad Beauty and the Beast adjusted down. I’ve been on the fence about the show (though still watching), but last night’s ep was one of the best so far.

  • gary

    Scandal rocks!!!! Steady Go Scandal

  • Tom

    Rehashing the whole TSC controversy won’t accomplish anything. I thought TSC had growth potential, Pedowitz apparently thought otherwise. The pertinent question is whether the CW is going to take itself seriously and schedule a new show that will work in the 9 PM Thursday slot. Like it or not, B&B isn’t that show. It was obvious from the previews that this show was dead air. In contrast, Arrow looked good and got better. (It may actually be underrated by virtue of being on the CW.) I didn’t appreciate the CW dumping TSC just to fill that hour with a guaranteed loser. And I certainly won’t appreciate it if that low rated loser stays on its schedule. Boycotting the CW is superfluous when there’s nothing there to watch anyway. It looks like viewers may have been spared another excruciating round of the LA Complex. So, I hope the CW finally gets back on track, eliminates its lowest rated shows and gets back into the entertainment business.

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