Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland', 'The Millers', 'Grey's Anatomy' & Scandal' Adjusted Down

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December 6th, 2013


The Big Bang Theory was adjusted up a two tenths and The X Factor was adjusted up a single tenth while Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Millers, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal were all adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, December 5:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.8 14 15.63
NBC The Sound of Music Live! (8-11PM) 4.6 13 18.62
FOX The X Factor 1.4 4 4.93
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.36
ABC Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 0.9 3 3.24
8:30PM CBS The Millers 2.4 7 9.23
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.3 6 7.02
CBS The Crazy Ones 2.1 6 7.58
FOX Glee 1.1 3 3.29
CW Reign 0.6 2 1.66
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 2.3 6 8.47
10:00 PM ABC Scandal 3.0 8 8.27
CBS Elementary 1.8 5 8.29

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Gary A


    Just wondering why you think that TM should get the 9:00 spot and not TAAHM?

    You say that TM is too lead in dependent so why would you want to put it on in the anchor spot?
    TCO will deliver it a stronger lead in?


  • iSayso

    Reign is but a misty drizzle.

  • caster-percy-stydia

    I just hate when people have to insult other shows, The Tomorrow People and Reign are two really different shows!

  • CBSviewer

    @ Valentin

    The problem is that Elementary may be affected if The Millers flops at 9:30. That’s why I think CBS should keep Two and a Half Men there.

  • Ian

    Hate to see GA that low. It’s mostly likely due to TSOM and the fact that ABC didn’t promote it at all. A lot of people didn’t know it was a new episode. Also sorry for fan excuse bingo! GO SCANDAL!

  • ragincajun

    Yes, Valentin, TAAHM needs to move to 9:00.

  • Scott

    Far above what I expected for Sound of Music.

    Really bad for X Factor still

  • ragincajun


    Elementary has a HUGE DVR audience. I would not worry too much about The Millers affecting its numbers. I think it would also be a good spot for CBS to run Bad Teacher for a few weeks in order to cut down on repeats of The Millers in March/April.

  • starship

    That’s perfect. TCO should definitely get the post-BBT spot and it can do better in it than The Millers, if it’s followed by TAHM it might be able to prop it up a little bit, as I’m sure CBS want to keep Men for a 12th and final season. The Millers could still do low 2.0s at 9.30, so it’d be a win win for the network.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Gary A

    As I already said, Elementary is getting around 1.8 with Two and a Half Men (which gets 2.1-2.3) as lead-in. If The Millers goes to 9:30, it will probably be below 2.0 and affect Elementary’s ratings. Elementary is more valuable for CBS and they want to protect it (considering it still needs 2 more seasons to reach syndication).

  • Kissan

    And even though Reign had harder ABC, CBS and much harder NBC competition, Reign tied TTP in the demo and almost had as much viewers as them and Reign also does better in W 18-34 demo and online. Suck it TTP fans!

  • s0303

    nbc has to be thrilled, especially considering what their thursday line up usually gets…sucks reign is down, but i’m assuming its due to the much tougher competition from nbc this week…still held the demo better than ttp did this week…

  • Matt M.

    LOL at @Rob60990, who keeps sinking to new lows to try to make Scandal’s superb ratings look bad. Every week recently he has been pleading the “it still can’t break a 3.0″ case, but now when it actually does hit a 3.0, he points out it lost its hour in total viewers (only 2,000, by the way) even though he already knows that total viewers are completely irrelevant.

  • macy

    looks like scandal has settled into a happy range. 2.7-3.0 for finales and such. While it likely wont be getting any major awards, the numbers are looking good for abc.

  • Kissan

    Does anybody know when NBC and CW are announcing their midseason schedules?

  • CrimTV

    People are under-estimating The Crazy Ones. Yes I know networks are not retentionistas, but The Millers is holding just 50% of TBBTs rating, and TCO has to try and score ratings out of a tiny lead-in and it’s only a 1st year show. It’s doing as good as it can do. If CBS put it behind TBBT it would do so much better!

  • Mark Wilkins

    looks like Arrow is Cw’s the #1 show and today’s is tied for 3rd, doesn’t usually happen so its a nice surprise

  • DougF

    The Superheroes beat the Vampires this week on the CW.

  • Mon

    Elementary is a dud. CBS shouldn’t base their comedy line-up on Elementary. I know they did that’s why TAAHM is at 9:30 in the first place. But now they have actual numbers after 12 weeks, and are not that pretty, they should just focus on maximizing the ratings every half-hour. Look at Monday. Every comedy has nice retention out of the previous one. That block has good flow of viewers. Elementary already had a Super Bowl lead-in and it didn’t even get a sophomore bump. Let ut go already. It’s not going to be a massive hit.

  • Carl

    @Charlie, I’m not really a Reign viewer, but considering TVD had a .3 drop, staying at .06 was something of a win for them.

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