Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'Last Resort', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Person of Interest', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Scandal' Adjusted Down

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December 14th, 2012


Vampire Diaries was adjusted up a tenth while Two and a Half Men and Person of Interest were each adjusted down a tenth, Last Resort and Grey's Anatomy were each adjusted down two tenths, and Scandal was adjusted down three tenths among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 5.4/17 16.77
FOX The X Factor 2.4/7 7.66
CW Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.81
ABC Last Resort 1.0/3 4.94
NBC Up All Night 0.9/3 2.87
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men  (8:31-9:01PM) 4.1/12 13.34
NBC Up All Night 1.1/3 2.68
9:00 CBS Person of Interest (9:01-10:01PM) 2.9/8 14.08
ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 2.9/8 8.17
FOX Glee 2.0/5 5.26
NBC Take It All (9-10:01PM) 1.2/3 3.93
CW Beauty and the Beast 0.6/1 1.59
10:00 ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) 2.4/7 7.14
CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.3/6 10.46
NBC Rock Center (10:01-11PM) 0.9/2 3.42

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

  • DAN

    Great for TVD and good for B&B. Hope it can get a second season.

    And POI is such an incredible show. So happy for it’s success.

    oh and lmao at X-factor!!!

  • eridapo

    @ Petar Ivanov

    @Person Of Interest (9:01-10:01PM) 2.9/8 14.08
    Grey’s Anatomy (9-10:02PM) 2.9/8 8.17

    So, does this count as a victory for POI over Grey’s?

    Nope, they are tie. But don’t worry. POI will take that slot from new year. CBS are smart and they air new POI episodes from january 3 wich will be first episodes without footbal. Expext 1 or 2 series highs for POI in january and february and all episodes to be 3+ in demo. Great season, so far.

    Actually POI did beat Greys but because of rounding to nearest tenth both shows got a 2.9.

    If you look at the 18-34 demo, Greys won 2.5 versus 1.6.
    If you look at the 25-54 demo, POI won 4.0 versus 3.5.

    Who won depends on who the target market is for each show. Don’t say the 18-34 unless your name is Les Moonves or Bob Iger. Only they know who they are marketing the show to….

  • eridapo

    I wish you guys would wake up and realize that “Max” is just someone at TVBTN posting under an alias to get discussion and debate (and therefore page views) up. There’s no other way that “Max” could actually be first every single week. It’s probably Sara Bibel posting immediately after posting the finals.

    Why are you ruin it for the rest. “Max” might be Bill or Robert, but most of us get a kick out of his posts and the people replying to him.

  • halloween

    Beauty And The Beast = SMASH HIT!

  • Rodri

    REVENGE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SCANDULL, I mean SCANDAL

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    lol at FlopScandal ”Massive” series high and then adjusted down not 1, not 2 but 3 tenths!!!! hahaha and fans talking about a momentum XD

  • OERM

    Wow !!!
    I think Grey’s is now so low because the kill Lexie and Mark, at the beggining everyone watch the show to see how the solve the problem, but now people stop watching.

  • Kavyn

    Just saw all my shows. Last Resort and Grey’s Anatomy were both great last night. Really wish LR was doing better but at least the show’s going out with a bang.

  • David

    So as usual UAN flopped. In fact, all of NBC flopped. Scandal’s doing well, TVD is doing decent, TBBT a monster. Will be interesting to see the battle next year between TVD, XF, Community & Parks and Rec & Zero Hour. I’m also keen to see how Red Widow does as it’s an interesting premise which I think could either be a big hit or a big flop.

  • David

    PS….nothing to do with Thursday ratings but NBC’s Dracula is a co-production with a UK channel called Sky Living. Wether that affects its renewal I don’t know.

  • Janice


    Revenge is a 9 PM show you know, It’s supposed to beat a 10 PM show!!!Didn’t you notice ratings normally drop @10PM?! and has one of the best lead-ins n the network (OUAT is pulling same numbers as Grey’s at the moment)
    So all considered NO, revenge is NOT doing good, definetly it’s NOT doing better than Scandal and I bet ABC was expecting a lot more form it

  • Joseph

    @Max if you are comparing scandal with the last episode of revenge aired then they are even but revenge got more viewers!!

  • Joseph

    @Janice revenge was gaining similar numbers when it was airing @10 last year?

  • Wright

    Of course TVD can’t get rid of the love triangle. The show is based loosely on the books. The book series is all about the love triangle. People should really know what they are talking about before they post comments.

  • I like this show

    LOL at the twit “LR is killing Greys”. MAYBE just MAYBE ABC should of gave LR a freaking lead in. Oh wait IK why they didn’t because they knew Grey’s would get slaughtered going against TBBT and 2 Dbags & Jake. The fact people laud this show for being on for 9 seasons is a JOKE. ABC is just protecting the crappy show. LR deserved better switch it with Scandal drivel and I am sure it’s numbers are no worse perhaps a lot better SINCE Grey’s a supposed great show would give LR a actual lead in. I hope FX or AMC picks up LR but I doubt it. See you in 10 years ABC when you have something I want to watch again.

  • Justin121

    At the Bitter Ringer Fan:

    Flopcandal sounds better ;)

  • Sue

    Yay for TVD. The true fans will stick with the show to the end!!!

  • Barbie

    I would just like to point out how good Hawaii Five-O’s ratings were this week. It bested CSI AND Scandal :)

  • Bookworm

    In what world is Scandal a flop? It’s not a huge hit but it surely is a decent rated show for ABC and has them winning the 10pm hour right about now. That’s something none of its other 10pm show are doing right now.
    I thought we were all informed viewers don’t matter? Scandal, in the land of pseudo experts, should not be reaching Revenge ratings but its last three episodes average higher than Revenge’s last three episodes.

    Max, might be wrong to compare then due to the time and different nights (I think Scandal is more comparable with Nashville) but still, he is not wrong in saying Scandal might be slightly better when it comes to holding its own rating and staying steady and growing.

    Revenge premiered with a 3.2 but its last episode (Fall Finale) was a 2.4 and its last three averaged a 2.36. That’s a finale about 25% below its premiere and an average (of the last three episodes) of about 26%.

    Scandal, on the smaller scale, premiered this season with a 2.0 but its Fall Finale was a 2.4 and its last three episodes averaged a 2.4. That’s 20% increase and the week before, a series high which was a 25% increase.

    So again, Max is off to compare the two, his comment in Scandal being “better” is not off as far as rating go. Revenge might have gotten and receives the higher numbers on some nights, but it is far more unstable and definitely has a broad range of where it can go. Scandal doesn’t move much and at the most, this season, it has gone down due to adjustments and still, it only hit a 1.9 twice out of its 9 episodes. That is far better than ABC’s other 10pm shows like Nashville that has lived at a 1.8 and Castle which has hit 1.7 already and that other Sunday show that lives in the lower 1.3’s.

    In the end, they both will be renewed I believe but let’s not act like Revenge is doing so much better than Scandal and Scandal is some flop for ABC. Hate on Scandal all you want but admit you do it because you want too, not because Max stans for it!

  • SarahL

    @I like this show

    If Last Resort was any good, it would not need a lead in. Your comments about Grey’s make no sense since it has never needed a lead in so it does not need protecting.

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