Thursday Final Ratings: 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Two and a Half Men', 'The Mindy Project' & 'Beauty and the Beast' Adjusted Down

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December 29th, 2012


Normally, we don't highlight adjustments to repeats, but they were all that aired Thursday. Elementary was adjusted up a tenth, while Two and a Half Men, the 8:30 episode of  The Mindy Project and  Beauty & the Beast were adjusted down a tenth 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) - R 3.3/10 12.01
ABC Happy New Year, Charlie Brown - R 1.2/4 4.64
NBC 30 Rock - R 0.7/2 2.53
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.7/2 1.99
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.4/1 1.01
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 2.2/7 8.62
NBC Up All Night - R 0.8/2 2.22
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.6/2 1.60
9:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 1.9/5 10.33
ABC Grey's Anatomy (9-10:02PM) - R 0.8/2 3.23
NBC The Office (9-9:31PM) - R 0.8/2 2.16
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.6/2 1.57
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.3/1 0.91
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation (9:31-10:01PM) - R 0.7/2 1.94
FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.7/2 1.66
10:00 CBS Elementary - R 1.6/5 8.06
NBC Rock Center (10:01-11PM) - R 0.9/3 3.44
ABC Scandal (10:02-11PM) - R 0.7/2 2.88

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

  • Isabella

    I like Elementary. Have been a Holmes fan since childhood. Like JL Miller a lot. I’m getting used to Lucy L. as Watson: a stretch at first. She might write reports about him, as this is one of the important things Watson did for Holmes (see the blogs on the wonderful British show SHERLOCK, that J. W. writes about S. H. )

  • Sitcoms Rule

    @ DaxJackson
    No I’m pretty sure i spelled it right “honors program” we don’t put a “u” in it in the USA, i think in England they spell it as honour. Are u from England? TV is meant to be fun and entertaining… lets not talk bad about great shows that earn emmy nominations,etc.

  • DaxJackson

    @Sitcoms Rule Yeah I’m British lol
    I was a bit crass before, not all people who watch TBBT are stupid. I will refrain from talking bad about emmy nominated television in the future. :D

    Americans still butcher English though… ^_^

  • Sitcoms Rule

    @ DaxJackson
    Lol- No problem sir! Have a wonderful New Years!!!

  • Tia

    And with that Ben and Kate wins The Battle Of The Fox Comedies Repeats.

  • JulieDawn

    @Dax Jackson

    I’m pretty sure you meant to say that you will “refrain from talking badLY”. Sorry I couldn’t resist, lol.
    Absolutely no disrespect meant, and I do agree with your point.

    From a Brit/Canadian who is also anal about spelling and grammar…although I have been known to let American spellings slip by now and then, as both are acceptable here. Oh well, none of us are perfect!

  • JulieDawn


    Or…if you were just repeating what had already been said, then you can tell me to be quiet now. Sorry!
    I should read all the comments properly before replying to just one!

  • sarah nz

    Nice for PoI – always seems to rate well on repeats.
    Looking forward to the new episode on Thursday – only so many movies & tv shows to watch/books to read over the break.

  • Nick


    I know most people here like to ignore repeats, but repeats do count in the final yearly ratings Nielsen reports at the end of the season. When you see the final ratings and ranking of the shows at year end all 36 weeks are reported including the repeat numbers unless a show is marked as a special on a certain week. So, yes, repeats do count.

    Who says “the final yearly ratings Neilsen reports” count?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Of course repeats “count” in the only way that matters, ad revenue! (which, as with originals, is correlated with adult demo group ratings).

    Don’t be confused by the fact that our prediction process ignores repeats. That’s a simplification short cut because we found that including repeats in the analysis didn’t help predictions and complicated things.

  • DaxJackson

    @JulieDawn Be quiet!! haha :P I probably should have put quotation marks around ‘bad':D

  • JulieDawn



  • Martine

    Beauty and the Beast did better as a repeat? Interesting. Except I don’t think it was a repeat. I watched it myself.

  • John

    @Martine, it was a repeat of Episode 4. :)

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