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Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Mobbed' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Two and a Half Men' Adjusted Down

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January 4th, 2013

The Big Bang Theory, the 8PM episode of Mobbed and Elementary were each adjusted up a tenth while Two and a Half Men was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. This adjustment means that Big Bang Theory hit a new series high.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) 6.1/18 19.25
FOX Mobbed 1.1/3 2.72
NBC 30 Rock - R 0.8/2 2.47
ABC Nashville - R 0.7/2 3.23
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.4/1 1.08
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men (8:31-9:01PM) 4.5/12 15.41
NBC Up All Night - R 0.8/2 1.97
9:00 CBS Person Of Interest (9:01-10:01PM) 3.4/9 16.23
FOX Mobbed 1.2/3 3.14
NBC The Office - R 0.9/2 2.17
ABC Scandal - R 0.7/2 2.92
CW Beauty And The Beast - R 0.3/1 0.90
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation - R 0.7/2 1.73
10:00 CBS Elementary (10:01-11PM) 2.6/7 11.44
ABC Scandal - R 0.9/3 3.64
NBC Rock Center - R 0.8/2 3.46

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

 
  • Judy912

    I’m with @Bob….bring ‘The Mentalist’ back to it’s Thursday night 10 PM slot and perhaps place ‘Elementary’ to Sunday nights after ‘The Good Wife’.

  • were123

    I’m pleasently surprised with TBBT, almost 20 million viewers! It’s reaching Friends kind of numbers (early and last season, although it has fewer demographics than Friends I suppose)! TBBT has seen only growth over each last few seasons! If it countinues it’s going to be unstopabble!

  • JD

    Awesome job, Elementary! And yay to PoI staying the same! Don’t care what the nitpickers have to say about the numbers – CBS’ Thursday dramas are doing well. :)

  • David Howell

    TBBT could be the last great scripted hit on American network television. Enjoy these ratings while they last, we might be asking ourselves “how did a single show get a 6.1 as late as 2013?” in ten years’ time.

    I’m wondering if CBS would have launched a new sitcom out of a post-SB TBBT (similar to how FOX launched American Dad out of a post-SB Simpsons) if their comedy pilot season wasn’t so dire.

  • ATL

    The Big Beast Theory is the new Friends.

    I think NBC can still retry the Must See TV strategy as BBT won’t be around more than 5 years more than likely so their multi-cams can grow on Wednesdays and move back to Thursdays. CBS Mondays are like the minor leagues for CBS Thursdays.

  • alvar

    CBS should have given the post Big Bang Theory timeslot to a new comedy with those massive ratings. Its just wasted on Two and a Half Men, which already has an audience.

  • Martha

    POI was awesome last night as always :) but Reese needs to be back soon!

  • Kissan

    2013-2014 CBS Schedule

    Monday

    8:00 How I Met Your Mother(final season)
    8:30 Mike & Molly
    9:00 Two & A Half Men
    9:30 (new comedy) midseason: Rules Of Engagement
    10:00 Elementary

    Tuesday

    8:00 NCIS
    9:00 NCIS:LA
    10:00 Hawaii Five-0

    Wednesday

    8:00 Survivor
    9:00 Criminal Minds
    10:00 CSI

    Thursday

    8:00 The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 2 Broke Girls
    9:00 Person Of Interest
    10:00 The Mentalist

    Friday

    8:00 The Good Wife
    9:00 CSI:NY(final 13 episode season) Midseason: Golden Boy
    10:00 Blue Bloods

    Sunday

    8:00 The Amazing Race
    9:00 Undercover Boss
    10:00 Repeats

  • Martha

    @Judy912 & @Bob – “I’m with @Bob….bring ‘The Mentalist’ back to it’s Thursday night 10 PM slot and perhaps place ‘Elementary’ to Sunday nights after ‘The Good Wife’.”

    Totally agree with you. Mentalist pairs much better with POI!

  • Martha

    @Kissan

    Thursday

    8:00 The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 2 Broke Girls
    9:00 Person Of Interest
    10:00 The Mentalist

    This will be a super Thursday – back to good old time 2011-12 season.

  • Ultima

    @Dochas
    I totally wanted to add Football since my Skins were part of the highest rated NFL game EVER

    Ever? No. Highest rated Sunday primetime game? Yes. Huge difference.

  • Ultima

    @Dochas

    Also, the 2007 Patriots @ Giants game is actually the most watched Sunday primetime game at 34.6 million viewers, but it isn’t counted for historical comparisons due to being simulcast on NBC, CBS and NFL Network.

  • Ultima

    @Kissan
    Sunday
    10:00 Repeats

    How does that make any sense?

  • Ultima

    @David Howell
    TBBT could be the last great scripted hit on American network television. Enjoy these ratings while they last, we might be asking ourselves “how did a single show get a 6.1 as late as 2013?” in ten years’ time.

    Wouldn’t the more likely comparison in a decade be Two and a Half Men’s 10.7 rating for its premiere last season?

  • Hugh

    My 6.1 guess was spot on.

    I’m surprised. Most shows grow in January from the levels seen in December, but topping the September premiere #s is less common.

  • Melissa

    @were123

    I’m pleasently surprised with TBBT, almost 20 million viewers! It’s reaching Friends kind of numbers (early and last season, although it has fewer demographics than Friends I suppose)! TBBT has seen only growth over each last few seasons! If it countinues it’s going to be unstopabble!

    Approaching Friends‘ lower viewership figures, yes. Approaching Friends‘ demo, not at all. I know that the series low for Friends in the demo was in the mid-lower 9’s; I’m not sure of the exact number. The official high was a 28.2 after the Super Bowl, but the high for a scheduled episode was a whooping 24.9.

  • Melissa

    Add: To get what I said into perspective, the series low for Friends is about 53% higher than the series high for The Big Bang Theory.

  • Melissa

    @were123

    TBBT has seen only growth over each last few seasons! If it countinues it’s going to be unstopabble!

    Also, are you saying that The Big Bang Theory is growing in its last year, whereas Friends was falling later in its timeline? If so, that’s incorrect, because the latter show actually peaked in its eighth season.

  • Melissa

    Correction: When I said “Also, are you saying that The Big Bang Theory is growing in its last year…”, I meant to say “Also, are you saying that The Big Bang Theory is growing in its later years…”

  • Jeff

    Why is TBBT numbers so high? Because it is FUNNY. This is one of the best cast of characters assembled in the 21st century . Plus the characters are allowed to grow . Thanks to the writers.

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