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.

  • Mon

    Yep POI and Elementary do poorly in 18-34s. The Good Wife most of the time is the worst on CBS followed by either Blue Bloods or Vegas.

  • Dan

    BATB viewers with even the dead Emily Owens MD, now yes it will be canceled

  • david

    TVD up to a 1.2. That is not to bad for the show. Wow Scandle is way up this week. They did have really promotion for the show last night. I am sure that helped it go way up.

  • Parker

    Whats this petty competition between Revenge & Scandal? Its almost laughable. BOTH are on the same network AND obviously air on different nights and times.

  • Nik

    SO happy Scandal wasn’t adjusted down. I hope this momentum continues and the new viewers continue to enjoy the show.

  • Michael

    Poor Emily MD. A lot of CW shows are performing similarly, or only above by 1 tenth.

  • Leondre

    Why is Scandal’s ratings and Revenge’s ratings being compared to each other when there are 7 other dramas on ABC.

  • aciel

    @LT this wasnt the first time that scandal beat revenge remember last season on episode 21 how revenge got a 2.0 and scandal a 2.4 if you look at it this way scandal has been getting a lots of media buzz this past because this is a big episode its the who shot who that gamared a lot of viewers for scandal. and dont forget revenge has a lot of competition. now thats the truth and not to mention revenge went up last week

  • Bookworm


    Scandal wasn’t adjusted down!!!

    Where is Mr. SJ and his “down 0.4s like Castle”?? I think you meant up 0.4 over Elementary!!

  • Wright

    Still counting the days until Revolution comes back. Love Elementary too!!!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “This should shut up that annoying POI fan”

    Funniest thing I’ve read all day.

    To paraphrase the old saying, the next comment doesn’t always come from the craziest, but that’s the way to bet. ;)

  • The End


    The 25-54 rating is quite important for CBS, and the network quite often wins the night in said area too.

    I was just getting involved in the fanboy fun that was going on in the first page and made said comment(Which is true), would of aimed something more serious but didn’t feel the need too.

    We all know Person of Interest and Greys Anatomy are two different types of shows that appeal to different audiences, and in my opinion it is pointless to compare them, as it falls into fanboy nonsense.

  • aciel

    u know whats weird it seems to me whenever revenge adjusts down scandal always adjusts up. i dont know if the viewers revenge had are giving up on revenge and watching scandal.

  • Max


    They are. And more will be making the shift. I’m telling you, REVENGE is going to be LUCKY to make it to season three.

  • brian

    Scandal is a hit not just a placeholder!! Yess.

  • j

    Fastest-growing show my fanny.

    Scandal went up thanks to massive promotion and a huge cliffhanger, yes. But I think fans of the show know that the best part of the show is Liv/Fitz & White House shenanigans, and yesterday’s episode was one of the very few that focused there instead of on a Case of the Week.

  • Brian J

    For some reason, a few different people were talking to me about “Scandal” this week, before last night’s episode. It’s only one week, but if it can keep up ratings like this, ABC will be thrilled. Next week will be key, as will the first few weeks after beginning of the new year, but perhaps this show is on the upswing.

  • Ram510

    YES SCANDAL!!!!!! I’m so happy right now

  • Melissa

    I love Scandal, but everyone on this website is obviously ignorant to the fact that the TV week begins on a Monday and ends on Sunday. That said, Scandal did not beat Revenge because the latter show is not airing this week. Revenge‘s 2.4 last week beat Scandal‘s 2.2 last week.

  • S

    Next season, when Scandal move to another timeslot, we’ll see if it can survive.

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