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Thursday Final Ratings: 'The X Factor', 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Glee' Adjusted Up; 'Two and a Half Men', 'Elementary', 'Person of Interest' and 'Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Down

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December 7th, 2012

 

The X Factor, The Vampire Diaries and Glee were each adjusted up a tenth while Person Of Interest was adjusted down three tenths,  Two and a Half Men and Elementary were adjusted down two tenths and The Big Bang Theory was adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, December 6, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.2 16 16.94
FOX The X Factor 2.5 7 7.84
ABC Last Resort 1.2 4 5.44
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.2 3 2.42
NBC 30 Rock 1.1 3 3.22
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.0 11 13.5
NBC Up All Night 1.2 3 2.92
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9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.0 8 9.10
CBS Person Of Interest 2.9 8 14.18
FOX Glee 2.2 6 5.43
NBC The Office 2.1 6 4.16
CW Beauty And The Beast 0.5 1 1.41
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9:30 PM NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5 4 3.27
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.5 7 7.39
CBS Elementary 2.1 6 10.31
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.0 3 3.58

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

 
  • POIFanatic

    Mattfitz is ignorant as well as sexist. Ignore him. As a heterosexual guy, I used to absolutely love Grey’s till a couple of seasons back as well. It had very good writing. Just because it seemingly pandered to women doesn’t make it any less of a show.

  • ToXiX

    Ready to see POI finally start beating Grey’s in January so the diluted fans will shut up. Seriously don’t see the point in Grey’s Vs POI but no doubt POI is the better show just because it doesn’t have that ugly foreign woman in it.

  • David Howell

    Grey’s and POI are so different that it’s hard to really consider them “rival shows” in many ways. They’re just two big hits (by the standards of network TV drama nowadays) getting similar 18-49 numbers against each other in the plum Thursday 9pm slot. Of course that’s going to be considered a rivalry. :)

    Of course, that a veteran show that’s down 70% from its peak and is now getting a single-digit 18-49 share is now a “big hit” speaks volumes for the growth of cable in recent years. Will we soon get to the point where even CBS shows end up about where NBC (scripted) shows are now, where a show can get a 1.5/4 in 18-49 (as Parks did on Thursday) and be considered a likely renewal (as it is)? How far can this process of declining network TV ratings continue, and what will stop it?

  • ToXiX

    @David Howell

    I’m sure when Grey’s was pulling 9.5s in the demo nobody was expecting its numbers to one day be 3.0s.

    I think by 2015, even CBS will have renew shows under a 2.0. Big Bang will probably be the highest rated show still managing to pull a 4.0.

  • Match

    @Gary A

    Grey’s Anatomy has won 4 Emmy awards 2 of which were for acting. Katherine Heigl won a Emmy in 2007 for supporting actress and Loretta Devine last year for guest actress. Also Sandra Oh won a Golden Globe for supporting actress in 2006, and the series best drama in 2007.

  • rob60990

    I love it when someone who can’t spell or make sentences calls others idiots.

    “Ready to see POI finally start beating Grey’s in January so the diluted fans will shut up. Seriously don’t see the point in Grey’s Vs POI but no doubt POI is the better show just because it doesn’t have that ugly foreign woman in it.”

    The Grey’s fans never started this. You thinking POI is a better show is an opinion, not a fact and that “ugly foreign woman” can act better than everyone on POI.

    “I’m sure when Grey’s was pulling 9.5s in the demo nobody was expecting its numbers to one day be 3.0s.”

    Anyone sane knew Grey’s wouldn’t pull those ratings forever.

  • SJ

    What “ugly foreign woman”? The Canadian Sandra Oh?

  • LoveMEhw

    TVD LOST in total viewers from last week. That’s pretty bad.

  • Pretzel

    I’m so happy for Scandal!! Im not surprised with TVD, I was a big fan and Ive stopped watching until they get over this whole “Delena” thing and I know Im not the only one.

  • Gillian

    I watch it, but I am not surprised about TVD. It’s beginning to feel a little tired. So much is vested in the triangle, and they’ve been stringing it out too long, and its feeling very repetitive. They have upset a chunk of the die-hard fan base recently (both SE and DE), and there’s just this sense that they’ve mis-timed and mis-handled what should have been a big SL – the consummation of the Elena and Damon relationship – this season.

    The rest of the show is going nowhere – there are too many ‘unkillable’ or all powerful creatures now and too few humans. It all starts to feel very arbitrary when most of the characters are supernatural (unless they all start off that way). I think they made a big mistake turning the central character. It’s changed the whole dynamic at the same time as introducing a very retrograde ‘cure’ SL, which feels like a way to keep the story going on for the 5-6 seasons they aimed for.

    Not that it won’t get there, of course. CW hasn’t anything to replace it with. But it’d be good sometimes to kill these shows off before they fall too far.

  • John

    Since POI is a very solid performer for CBS and they can’t really use the Machine as a plot device on another show, look out for a hybrid of Touch and POI in a couple of seasons.

    TVD should just resolve the love triangle. Let Damon go find another chick and let Stefan fall for some guy so that my beloved Elena can fall in love with the awesome Katherine (bloodlines be damned)! Best damn love story ever!

  • jake

    Glee is drying up even with the best season has ever had, and I thought season 3 was the best after season 1, and I like the message from de last episode.. Glee is not the club, it’s the love for music, with that statement, they have open a lot of options to explore, it show the deepness of the show.

    Glee is going to last one more season, but I think it will be top notch.

  • j

    I know how “Elementary” can get its numbers up…get Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson and make it “Sherlock” like the BBC did. Oh, wait, never mind. NOTHING will ever shine brighter than “Sherlock”

  • THE OLD MAN

    RATINGS Sep 2005-May 2006

    AI Tues 17.5
    AI Weds 17.2
    CSI 15.6
    DH 13.8
    GA 12.5

  • THE OLD MAN

    “Anyone sane would know Grey’s wouldn’t pull those ratings forever.”

    Tell that to Melissa

  • KSWerleman

    You know what? On the comedy meter, GWK isn’t looking too bad.

    1. Go On (2.5)
    2. The Office (2.1) – Gone end of the season
    3. The New Normal (1.7)
    4. Parks & Recreation (1.5)
    5. Guys With Kids (1.4)
    6. Whitney (1.3)
    7. Up ALl Night (1.2)
    8. 30 Rock (1.1) – Gone this season.

    I don’t see NBC moving into next year with only 3 comedies. Especialy after they came into this season with 5 comedies from last season. If Guys With Kids can keep on that 1.4 without dropping anymore….we might see a second season. Here is to hoping, I hoped for Whitney last season and it happened, so who knows.

  • the guy

    @Old Man – Melissa isn’t saying that at all. Some of the others are stupidly bashing Grey’s while praising POI’s ratings, ya know!

    @KSWerleman – So, you’re the reason bloody Whitney is back!!! jk! Lol.

  • Melissa

    @THE OLD MAN

    RATINGS Sep 2005-May 2006

    AI Tues 17.5
    AI Weds 17.2
    CSI 15.6
    DH 13.8
    GA 12.5

    “Anyone sane would know Grey’s wouldn’t pull those ratings forever.”

    Tell that to Melissa

    When was Grey’s Anatomy averaging a 12.5? To reply to your other post, you really have a problem with reading comments. As @the guy said, I clearly never mentioned anything about Grey’s Anatomy‘s prime ratings lasting forever. Please fully read comments before writing ignorant responses.

  • rob60990

    Those have to be HH ratings.

  • tv_viewer

    @Melissa

    You are about to repeat a mistake that SJ committed in 2011. You wrote that everybody in this website doesn’t know that the tv week begins on Monday. I knew that the TV week begins on a Monday. Melissa is wrong about that. I made a comment on this website where I estimated the effect that hosting a previous Superbowl had on Fox’s season ratings. If Melissa visited this website before I wrote that comment, she just repeated SJ’s mistake.

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