TV Ratings Thursday: 'Big Bang Theory' Not Quite as Big, 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Person of Interest' & 'The Office' Down, 'Scandal' & '30 Rock' Up
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.3/9||2.5/7||2.1/6||1.7/5||1.2/3||1.1/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.9/6||2.4/8||1.7/5||1.6/5||1.0/3||1.1/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.392||7.016||6.860||4.013||3.398||2.678|
Last night’s Thursday Night Football game (Saints/Falcons) was simulcast on the FOX affiliate in New Orleans and the CW affiliate in Atlanta. The CW was also preempted in Baltimore for high school football. As a result, the FOX and CW numbers may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.
CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 5.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 5% from a season-high 5.7 on November 15. Most of your predictions were too optimistic. Two and a Half Men garnered a 4.1 among adults 18-49 even with its most recent episode’s performance. Person of Interest scored a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating down 6% from a 3.1 on November 15. Elementary notched a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down4% from a 2.3 on November 15 and tying its series low.
On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating down 4% from last week’s 2.8. Glee scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating up 47% from a 1.5 on Thanksgiving. However, football preemptions may have impacted these numbers.
On ABC, the first episode of Last Resort to air since its cancellation was announced garnered a series-low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17% from a 1.2 on November 15. Grey’s Anatomy tied its season low with a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating down 6% from November 15’s 3.2. Scandal earned a season high 2.2 adults 18-49 rating up 10% from a 2.0 on November 15.
On NBC, 30 Rock scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating up 8% from a 1.2 on November 15. Up All Night garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 8% from a 1.3 for its November 15 episode. The Office notched a series low 1.9 among adults 18-49 down 10% from a 2.1 on November 15. Parks & Recreation earned a series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 18% from a 1.7 on November 15. Rock Center garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 18% from two weeks ago.
On the CW, Vampire Diaries scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating up 15% from a 1.3 on November 15. Beauty and the Beast garnered a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating up 33% from a 0.6 on November 15. However, these numbers may be inflated due to being preempted for NFL football in Atlanta and high school football in Baltimore.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, November 29, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||5.4/16||17.15|
|FOX||The X Factor||2.7/8||8.23|
|8:30||CBS||Two and a Half Men||4.1/11||13.81|
|NBC||Up All Night||1.2/3||2.97|
|CBS||Person of Interest||2.9/7||14.33|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast||0.8/2||2.15|
|9:30||NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.4/4||3.04|
Late night ratings:
via press note
In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.3/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5 with an encore.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: > “> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> “> 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3 with an encore; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore.
> * At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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