Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', '30 Rock' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Scandal'

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January 11th, 2013

The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy and 30 Rock were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 6.4 19 20.00
NBC 30 Rock 1.5 4 3.79
FOX Mobbed 1.2 3 3.23
ABC Last Resort 1.2 3 5.81
CW Critic's Choice Movie Awards 0.6 2 1.88
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.2 12 14.40
NBC 1600 Penn -R 1.5 4 3.96
9:00PM CBS Person of Interest 3.3 9 15.67
ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.2 8 9.34
NBC The Office 2.2 6 4.54
FOX Glee -R 0.7 2 2.02
9:30 PM NBC 1600 Penn 1.6 4 3.86
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.8 8 8.37
CBS Elementary 2.4 7 11.48
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.1 3 3.77

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

  • therty

    hmm weird that bbt got an even 20.00 m viewers lol. prolly rounded…
    but amazing #s

  • MikeS

    TBBT sucks. Pure garbage. I feel like these numbers are fake because i just can’t see that many people watching a crappy show.

  • rob60990

    @LisaNeedsBraces, I see you requested Season 2 demo ratings for Grey’s by episode. Here you go:


  • Petar Ivanov

    TAHM halfs please. This show looks bad now. I won’t be shock if TBBT lead-out is around 7.0(BBT always rose until 8:30) wich mean TAHM lose around 3.0 full points wich is a lot. Its veteran show won’t grow anymore and CBS clearly make big time mistake and overpaid for Kutcher with his 700 000$ per episode. He don’t deserve that money.

    TBBT on other hand all main cast team deserve 1 million $$$ per episode each. kaley cuoco is amazing she must demand even more.

  • Bookworm


    You are so bitter. Scandal has series highs and not too far from that 3.0 you said they would never get. I say that Scandal will be swimming for a while. It has a steady audience and not influenced by Grey and the hits the show takes in the rating (See the season premiere and now compared to Scandal’s steady start).

    It might not completely be ready to be on its own but the fan base is loyal and with another season or two, I can see Scandal standing on its own for sure. It has been benefiting from their lead in but can keep their own audience despite lead in dips.

    Eat your heart out on that.

    POI did beat Grey but I agree, it has two top rated shows ahead of it and this is the first (or second) time it has beaten Grey this season. Grey is a standalone show and no lead in will affect it–Last Resort is pathetic rating wise but it doesn’t matter to Greys rating. So yeah, POI fans need not get excited at all–this is great news for now but not something I see sticking forever.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    hmm weird that bbt got an even 20.00 m viewers lol. prolly rounded…
    but amazing #s

    Indeed they are rounded…from 20.003m if you really want to know. ;-)

  • Mon

    2.5 Men needs to get out of post-TBBT slot next season. It clearly doesn’t need TBBT and POI/Elementary are just doing about the same as POI/Mentalist last year without 2.5 Men. I wish 2BG would inherit the post-TBBT spot but my guess CBS would give it to a new CBS-produced comedy.

  • Petar Ivanov


    You and one more ****fans (i give promise not to name the show) are such sore loser. Nobody care for your show and even mention it you again go against others shows. O really feel sorry about you. Better asked your network not to be greedy and to stop great show on their time.

    One of reason LOST is so great(top 10 drama of all time according to critics) and friends roo is because they stop on time. FRIENDS even on its prime. You show will go down and will look bad but not because POI. Its not POI fault. Is was not POI will be other show. You are knocking on the wrong door to be angry.

  • Oliver

    Last episode ratings of NBC sitcoms:

    The Office – 2.2
    1600 Penn – 1.6 (timeslot premiere)
    30 Rock – 1.5
    Go On – 1.5
    Parks and Recreation – 1.5
    Whitney – 1.4
    Guys With Kids – 1.3
    The New Normal – 1.3

    Incredibly hard to pick between them.

  • Brandy

    Wow at TBBT!Good for it.

  • Shaun P

    Dam POI beat greys by a tenth! I would have even been happy if they tied! Is this the first time POI has ever beaten greys , can someone tell me ? I hope it wins next week, next episode looks a lot more dramatic!! Never got the appeal of TBBT but woah.. I new to start watching POI !!!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @2.5 Men needs to get out of post-TBBT slot next season.

    TAHM will collapse without TBBT next season. So 2 options here or stay after BBT or ended. Keep in mind its most expensive show on the air. Or at least comedy.

  • Maggie

    POI last night was breathtaking!
    It’s a torture that we have to wait 3 weeks for next new episode. :(

  • Mayans

    I’m just happy for the new eps of 30 Rock and The Office. Big Bang was good fun in their first few seasons, but it’s getting very repetitive now.

  • Melissa

    @Petar Ivanov

    Sorry, but that whole ramble of yours is incomprehensible.

  • Sara

    No is not the first time Shaun P.

  • Petar Ivanov

    ‘If’ i mean if was not POI will be other show.

    and i mean ‘prime’.

    without edit button is hard.

  • Petar Ivanov


    Don’t read it than.

  • were123

    TBBT finally broke the 20 million mark!!! Will it keep growing like this? At this rate we’ll see 25 million per episode (like Friends)

  • Melissa

    @Petar Ivanov

    Don’t read it than.


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