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TV Ratings Thursday: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Scandal' Rise to New Highs, 'Person of Interest' Dips + '1600 Penn' Falls in Time Period Premiere

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January 11th, 2013

 

Scoreboard CBS ABC UNI NBC FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.6/10 2.4/7 1.6/5 1.5/4 0.9/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.9/6 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 14.653 7.791 4.071 3.936 2.655 1.925

 

CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory notched a new series high 6.3 adults 18-49 rating, up two tenths from last week's series high 6.1 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men earned a 4.2, down three tenths from a 4.5 last week. Person Of Interest earned a 3.3, down a tenth after last week's 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary notched a 2.4, down two tenths after last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Mobbed earned a 1.2, up a tenth after last week's 1.1 at 8PM

On ABC, Last Resort earned a 1.2, up two tenths from its last original's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy notched a 3.1, up two tenths after its last 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a season high 2.8, up four tenths from its last original's 2.4.

On NBC, 30 Rock earned a 1.4, up three tenths from its last original's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, four weeks ago. The Office earned a 2.2, up a tenth from the 2.1 its last new episode earned. The time period premiere of 1600 Penn earned a 1.6, down six tenths from its Voice-inflated debut's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center With Brian Williams earned a 1.1, up a tenth from its last original's 1.0.

On the CW, The Critic's Choice Movie Awards earned a 0.6, and was the ceremony's highest rated broadcast in all key demos since 2006 (on The WB).

 

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, January 10, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 6.3 19 19.78
NBC 30 Rock 1.4 4 3.77
FOX Mobbed 1.2 3 3.28
ABC Last Resort 1.2 3 5.79
CW Critic's Choice Movie Awards 0.6 2 1.93
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 4.2 12 14.34
NBC 1600 Penn -R 1.4 4 3.93
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9:00PM CBS Person Of Interest 3.3 9 15.56
ABC Grey's Anatomy 3.1 8 9.22
NBC The Office 2.2 6 4.53
FOX Glee -R 0.7 2 2.03
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9:30 PM NBC 1600 Penn 1.6 4 3.85
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.8 8 8.37
CBS Elementary 2.4 7 11.33
NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.1 3 3.78

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Late night ratings:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.7/7.

 

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/6.

 

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.7/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

* Thursday season averages heading into this week were: in metered-market households, "Tonight," 2.7 rating, 7 share; "Late Show," 2.7/7; "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5. In the Local People Meters, 18-49 season averages for Thursday were: "Tonight," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

 

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

 

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.>

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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  • Jay

    SCANDAL!!! OMG!

  • L

    O.M.G SCANDAL !

  • Jackson

    1600 Penn is not going to work out.

  • Max

    Scandal DEFEATS Revenge once and again. It’s going to keep happening again and again.

  • snoot

    TBBT settling right in to beastmode status!

  • Zippy

    Too bad that was one of the worst episode of TBBT ever.

  • George

    Yeah for 30 Rock finishing #2 in its time slot!

  • Jason

    Scandal finally getting the ratings it deserves!

  • Billy

    I wonder what all those people who said TBBT hit series highs last week was because it was up against all repeats will say this week. New series highs again against all new competition.

  • leonard

    WHAT THE HELLL??????

  • victor hugo

    TBBT is a monster

  • Bobby

    SCANDAL!

  • Max Vrany
  • Tony ^_^

    “The Big Bang Theory” and “Scandal”! :o

  • Jay

    Great to see POI doing so well with Grey’s back in competition!

  • therty

    Woah TBBT, another week, snother new high …

  • Petar Ivanov

    WOW! Incredible! Epic! Awesome! Amazing! Great POI episode last night. I feel so sorry for people who don’t watch it. Best drama and what acting and writers. Only other so epic episode this season was Game of thrones – “Blackwater” and Revolution fall finale. Jonathan Nolan will make his debut as director on Person of Interest episode “Relevance” – February 21, 2013. This will be Sarah Shahi series debut too(her role sound like future POI spin-off). Best scripted and acted drama add and great names as directors. Hope JJ Abrams will direct at least one episode like Nolan. CBS can make one hour TBBT as lead in for this PoI major episode. They already do that on monday block with one hour 2BG. And CBS must advertise Nolan debut and episode “Relevance” like crazy on super bowl and grammys. From now i can say that will take Emmy and golden globe nomination. And if successful PoI spin-off will make fans and CBS happy.

  • fra

    OMG SCANDAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! IT’S doing not good, AS GREAT AS POSSIBLE! A 2.8 is huge for a 10.00 pm show! Also it is a rare example of a show which grew during the second season!!! Well done ABC,for believing in the project and giving to it the GA lead in. Well done Shonda, another bona fide hit. It’s the third.
    TBBT is the new Friends, but in 2012!!!! Cbs is doing well too on thursday, POI is still strong, and Elementary is doing fairly good.

    Not bad for the cw!

  • ATXCountry

    Wow for Scandal. I watched it live for the first time last night and it is much more exciting when you can’t fast forward.

    Big Bang Theory was amazing, I wish we could compare it to Friends historical numbers. (Not that the shows are similar in any way, but their audience growth pattern seems to be in line.)

  • John

    One word for TBBT: W O W

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