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
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.0 11 13.5
NBC Up All Night 1.2 3 2.92
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
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

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

  • Michael

    Linda, being down two tenths isn’t “down by a lot.” TVD is very consistent, especially this season. Every now and then, it will have slip ups, but it usually goes back up.

  • Max


    SCANDAL >>>>>>>>>> REVENGE starting now and will remain this way.

  • Melissa

    @The End

    Lol, too bad Grey’s Anatomy wins in the most important 18–49 demo, as well as 18–34, and it’s nine seasons old. Fresh Person of Interest can rarely crack a 3.0, which is a low for Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Dat

    what the WHAT? POI adjusted down .3? I call bullsh…

    And I was happy all day about the 3.2 POI received earlier.

  • jr

    Told you guys Scandal would be fine. You shouldn’t ever worry about the Oakland Raiders inflating ratings. The Broncos on the other hand do, as you can see by the CBS dropoffs.

  • João Paulo (@JPaulo645)

    Is bad POI down three tenths :(

  • BH

    Still a season low for TVD.
    I think it will get back to 1.3-1.4 when they sideline the “Delena” SL.

  • Brandon

    Okay, Scandal was number 1 in it’s time slot and got 83% in retention out of Grey’s Anatomy. ABC is over the moon right now with Scandal’s numbers!

  • John A

    Lol POI always loses to Greys.

  • robin

    just noticed this. batb got the same number of viewers this week as emily owens with only 0.1 higher rating and yet it got a full season and still get to keep the post TVD slot instead of cult

  • Wright

    Glad to see TVD go up!!!!

  • JL

    Thrilled for Scandal!!! The show is FINALLY receiving its “just due”!!!!

  • Ron

    Big mistake by CBS putting Elementary after the super bowl. I don’t see it helping the show when its already running out of steam.

  • Nick

    @ Max scandal beats revenge ONCE, while revenge has beat scandal every single time other than this week, & scandal has also received tons & tons of promotion, while revenge has recieved barely so just because scandal beats revenge once doesn’t mean it’s going to beat it the whole rest of the season, & scandal was on the bubble for renewal & cancellation until recently , whirl revenge has been certain renewed for the whole season

  • Reward

    In TVD I’m waiting for Brooke.
    Really, now it’s a soap opera.
    Bring back Kevin, please.

  • Michael

    Why should “Cult” get the post- TVD slot? Because Matt Davis is the star of the show? Not every new show has to launch after TVD! Some shows have to survive on their own, like Arrow.

  • Oliver

    Very impressive for Scandal. I have my doubts that it will be maintained, but this should seal its renewal.

    Horrific for BaTB, pretty much a dead show already given the strength of its timeslot. I don’t understand why The CW isn’t moving Cult there.

    Looks like TaaHM is back to huge numbers after its dip in the ratings early in the season.

  • Lane


    Slaughters? Really one tenth is SLAUGHTERING? OMG. STUPIDITY

  • LT

    Even Big Bang Theory dropped. That never happens. Looks like a whole lot of people were watching the game in Denver.

  • fra

    Great, great result for Scandal. It is growing a lot… a 2.0 then a 2.2 and now a series high. If it will stay at this level, Abc will certainly renew it.
    TVD not bad, but not great. The sire bond storyline,pissed off fans. A 1.2 is still great, i hope it will rise next week tough

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