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.

  • Chris

    All the Grey’s fans who are sitting here gloating, first off, really?

    Secondly, I know that 18-49 is very important, but I feel pretty good that POI gets over 5 million (sometimes closer to 6) viewers more than Grey’s…. I don’t care what age group. It’s a better show, and it gets more viewers.

  • Warren

    Lmao at the earlier gloating from POI fans. Go Grey’s! :P

    Impressive for Scandal, now that we know that 2.5 was the real deal. I don’t watch it so I’m not really invested in its prospects but it’s nice to see a show start to turn itself around, even if it did recieve a lot of promotion to make it happen. Interested to see how it does next week.

  • bluejays

    Yeah Greys! And erm wow – Scandal DID get a 2.5

    Elementary is wasted in that post super bowl slot. What are CBS thinking? Give it to 2BG’s for gawds sake.

  • Ari

    Happy that Glee adjusted up! This is really a great season!

  • SarahL

    Scandal holds its gains. I see “certain renewal” in its future.

  • Roco

    I just love all those Scandal haters, predicting it will adjust down, You ppl need to get a life and stop hating.

  • The End

    @Lmao at the earlier gloating from POI fans. Go Grey’s!

    More from Greys fans from what I can see. It’s all silly anyway. Should the Two and a Half Men fanbase come on and start gloating that the show steam-rolled Greys in every area?

    Shows are nothing alike, but as we’re on the pointless subject, should they? We could get people from twitter to come here.

  • Nick

    Wow for Scandal. Just wow.

  • Virginai

    Suck it, naysayers!


  • Jorge

    HAHA Person of Interest looks like it’ll never beat Grey’s. I’m not a psycho about one being better than the other, but it’s still funny for all the people who do

  • jake3988

    I think this is the 5th time this season PoI has gotten a 2.9 in the finals. Only once has it gotten a 3.0.

    But at least it’s remarkably and unbelievably consistent!

  • Grey

    No adjustment for “Scandal.” For once I called it right.

  • Dan S

    Boy some people take umbrage if you happen to say something against a certain show. Whether someone likes or dislikes a show like Scandal, Revenge, POI or Elementary it’s just a show. The numbers are what they are & if someones show bests another show whoopee. Most of these shows will all be back regardless so I can say my show is more popular because it got more viewers while the other show wins in the 18-49 demo so it’s better.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    The natural order is restored, poi < Grey's Anatomy.

  • Tom

    Well, it didn’t take B&B long to completely tank. This was inevitable. In contrast, TSC didn’t receive it first 0.5 rating until episode 19. At this rate of decline, B&B’s ratings will have permanently fallen into Emily Owens territory long before it airs that number of episodes, .

  • Mon

    I don’t understand that old saying. English is not my first language. Are you suggesting I’m crazier than Petar because I don’t remember gloating like that here.

  • CC

    @The End Who cares about 25-54? 18-49 is what matters to the networks and the advertisers. And Greys has consistently beaten POI in this demo. And we all know the demo win is more important than total viewers.

  • Stormy44


    Actually, the TV week is Sunday to Saturday.

  • Alisson Muniz

    Chupa POI, Grey’s ainda está no comando.

  • ali abu mohamad

    shows that went down in quality this season
    1)greys anatomy
    shows that went up in quality
    1)once upon a time

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