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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
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.2 12 14.40
NBC 1600 Penn -R 1.5 4 3.96
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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
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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

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

 
  • Billy

    The people here are hilarious. All the TBBT haters are now coming here saying how they hate the show, and how overrated it is. Yet, it is the biggest hit on TV since Friends and drawing 20 million people in same day viewing, and also is the # 1 show in syndication, as well. I guess someone out there likes it. TBBT doesn’t need the haters to watch or like it. It is doing just fine without you.

  • Flame

    @were123: As much as I’d like that I guess we won’t see that height again anytime soon. Remember that Idol premieres next week and – while down last year – this will provide a more serious competition (most likely something between a 4.0 and 5.0) than the show has faced this season. Also, Vampire Diaries should be back again, bringing the CW totals above a 1.0 again.

  • Serial Killer Bee

    Friends-BBT-Whitney in that order, don’t worry Whitney is on its own way trust me.

    Move Scandal to 8pm!

  • Jacob

    Disappointing numbers for 1600 Penn, I expect that show to be cancelled, it’s dumb.

  • peter

    Greys anatomy season 2 ratings , in comparison with haters who are happy greys ‘lost” by 0.1 from POI , when PoI GETS SIMILAR ratings be happy and hate…

    # Day Date Viewers A18-49 Share
    1 Su 9/25/2005 18.98 8.3 20
    2 Su 10/2/2005 17.57 8.1 20
    3 Su 10/9/2005 18.12 8.0 19
    4 Su 10/16/2005 18.28 8.4 20
    5 Su 10/23/2005 18.00 8.3 20
    6 Su 10/30/2005 16.67 7.5 19
    7 Su 11/6/2005 18.13 8.2 20
    8 Su 11/13/2005 19.74 8.9 21
    9 Su 11/20/2005 20.33 9.3 23
    10 Su 11/27/2005 19.59 8.9 21
    11 Su 12/4/2005 20.59 9.4 22
    12 Su 12/11/2005 15.70 7.2 16
    13 Su 1/15/2006 18.97 8.6 20
    14 Su 1/22/2006 21.04 9.4 22
    15 Su 1/29/2006 18.44 8.3 20
    16 Su 2/5/2006 37.88 16.5 38 after superbowl
    17 Su 2/12/2006 25.42 11.2
    18 Su 2/19/2006 24.36 10.7 24
    19 Su 2/26/2006 24.76 10.8 24
    20 Su 3/12/2006 22.51 9.9 23
    21 Su 3/19/2006 21.13 9.3 23
    22 Su 4/2/2006 22.35 9.9 24
    23 Su 4/30/2006 20.76 9.7 23
    24 Su 5/7/2006 21.99 9.7 24
    25 Su 5/14/2006 22.60 9.7 23
    26 Mo 5/15/2006 22.50 9.9 22

  • Serial Killer Bee

    @ Billy

    That is embarrassing to hate on a show getting 20 million viewers. You’d be better off hiding your hate instead of looking stupid. I hate Modern Family but I wouldn’t dare hate on it in public because I have respect for its ratings.

  • CenterGravity

    Go Person of Interest! Woot!

    @rob60990: Do you have Season 2 numbers for Gunsmoke?

    Last Resort should be sorted above Mobbed; they tied in rating and share, but LR had [much] more total viewers.

  • Drew

    I figure this, if BBT could beat American Idol last year, when BBT was putting up good numbers, but not as high, imagine what they could do this year, even with the hype of new judges on American Idol. I’m just saying.

  • Oliver

    @Billy
    The biggest sitcom hit since Friends? You mean Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men, right?

  • Lord Seth

    @ peter

    Ratings were higher across the board back then, so the comparison means little. Remember the Gunsmoke Rule.

  • Ram510

    Wow at that rate it would take TBBT almost 40 million viewers to get the 11.0-12.0 rating Friends used to get. I guess TBBT is quite as young skewing as Friends was

  • Oliver

    And let’s not forget that Raymond/TaaHM were *live*, Nielsen didn’t measure DVR usage at the time.

  • Serial Killer Bee

    @ Oliver

    Only if he meant biggest sitcom hit on a Thursday outside of that you’re right.

  • Melissa

    @Lord Seth

    Ratings were higher across the board back then, so the comparison means little. Remember the Gunsmoke Rule.

    Even with the Gunsmoke Rule in mind, POI’s 3.0 average now does not equate to GA’s 9.4 average back then.

  • Billy

    @Oliver

    I absolutely mean that. The biggest hit prior to TBBT post Friends was Everyone Loves Raymond. It averaged 17.4 million viewers. TBBT is currently averaging 20.3 million. Remember, these are different eras where Nielsen uses DVR added ratings to figure yearly raings. TBBT will easily be the highest rated sitcom since Friends this season. It will blow away Raymond and the 2 1/2 Men numbers and has an outside chance of catching Friends 20.8 million. Remember, TBBT is in an era of cable TV originals, online viewing and DVR viewing while Friends only had same day ratings. TBBT is easily the biggest hit since Friends.

  • Kevin

    @ Billy

    I agree. Have they seen the reality shows on TV these days? Say what you will about it, but I will gladly take BBT over any reality show.

  • peter

    @lord seth

    very nice comparison a 1960 show with 2006

    i compared 2006 with 2012 which is a bit more close…

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Good news all around, glad to see no adjustments down!

    ME: And good comment by you.

    @WOW at TBBT, POI and Scandal numbers. Call me impressed.

    ME: YOu are impressed.

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

    ME: best comment so far. I love it.

    @The biggest sitcom hit since Friends? You mean Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men, right?

    TAHM in its prime. CBS make the same mistake like ABC. They don’t stop TAHM when was the time and now this show will be so bad(for that money) without BBT lead. Even if actors start taking 1 million per episode. ANd even BBT to start hit 7.0 TAHM won’t grow anymore. Its old.

  • eridapo

    ABC Season to date numbers for all Scripted shows

    # of Airings~~~~~~~~Avg Viewers~~~~~~~~A18-49~~~~~~~~A25-54
    Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 ~~~~~~ 9~~~~~~~~2.985~~~~~~~~1.133~~~~~~~~1.322
    Happy Endings ~~~~~~ 9~~~~~~~~3.826~~~~~~~~1.311~~~~~~~~1.567
    Private Practice ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~4.628~~~~~~~~1.327~~~~~~~~1.736
    Last Resort ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~6.44~~~~~~~~1.427~~~~~~~~1.955
    666 Park Avenue ~~~~~~ 9~~~~~~~~4.658~~~~~~~~1.511~~~~~~~~1.811
    Malibu Country ~~~~~~ 8~~~~~~~~6.797~~~~~~~~1.55~~~~~~~~2.138
    Last Man Standing ~~~~~~ 8~~~~~~~~7.001~~~~~~~~1.55~~~~~~~~2.1
    Castle ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~10.081~~~~~~~~1.98~~~~~~~~2.74
    Nashville ~~~~~~ 9~~~~~~~~6.391~~~~~~~~2.022~~~~~~~~2.467
    The Neighbors ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~6.669~~~~~~~~2.045~~~~~~~~2.591
    Scandal ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~6.719~~~~~~~~2.18~~~~~~~~2.69
    The Middle ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~8.346~~~~~~~~2.47~~~~~~~~3.14
    Suburgatory ~~~~~~ 8~~~~~~~~6.937~~~~~~~~2.563~~~~~~~~3.138
    Revenge ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~8.053~~~~~~~~2.61~~~~~~~~3.12
    Once Upon a Time ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~9.631~~~~~~~~3.25~~~~~~~~3.66
    Grey’s Anatomy ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~9.468~~~~~~~~3.33~~~~~~~~4.01
    Modern Family ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~12.141~~~~~~~~4.727~~~~~~~~5.618

    ABC ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~7.184~~~~~~~~2.208~~~~~~~~2.732

  • eridapo

    CBS Season to date numbers for all Scripted shows

    ~~~~~~ # of Airings~~~~~~~~Avg Viewers~~~~~~~~A18-49~~~~~~~~A25-54
    Made In Jersey ~~~~~~ 7~~~~~~~~4.204~~~~~~~~0.6~~~~~~~~0.857
    CSI: NY ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~9.534~~~~~~~~1.382~~~~~~~~2.009
    Blue Bloods ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~10.791~~~~~~~~1.39~~~~~~~~2.09
    The Good Wife ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~9.594~~~~~~~~1.745~~~~~~~~2.473
    Vegas ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~11.022~~~~~~~~1.773~~~~~~~~2.564
    The Mentalist ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~9.578~~~~~~~~1.791~~~~~~~~2.5
    Partners ~~~~~~ 6~~~~~~~~5.877~~~~~~~~2.067~~~~~~~~2.5
    Hawaii Five-0 ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~8.873~~~~~~~~2.145~~~~~~~~2.855
    Elementary ~~~~~~ 12~~~~~~~~10.937~~~~~~~~2.383~~~~~~~~3.275
    CSI ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~10.676~~~~~~~~2.42~~~~~~~~3.21
    NCIS: Los Angeles ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~15.776~~~~~~~~2.927~~~~~~~~4.109
    Person of Interest ~~~~~~ 12~~~~~~~~14.541~~~~~~~~2.992~~~~~~~~4.225
    Criminal Minds ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~11.832~~~~~~~~2.991~~~~~~~~3.873
    Mike & Molly ~~~~~~ 10~~~~~~~~9.532~~~~~~~~3.05~~~~~~~~4.06
    How I Met Your Mother ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~8.172~~~~~~~~3.173~~~~~~~~3.645
    NCIS ~~~~~~ 11~~~~~~~~18.737~~~~~~~~3.373~~~~~~~~4.873
    2 Broke Girls ~~~~~~ 12~~~~~~~~9.978~~~~~~~~3.533~~~~~~~~4.417
    Two and a Half Men ~~~~~~ 13~~~~~~~~13.367~~~~~~~~3.908~~~~~~~~5.2
    Big Bang Theory ~~~~~~ 13~~~~~~~~16.694~~~~~~~~5.292~~~~~~~~6.808

    CBS ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~11.398~~~~~~~~2.676~~~~~~~~3.586

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