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TV Ratings Thursday: 'The Sound of Music Live!' Hits High Notes for NBC + 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Big Bang Theory' Hit Lows

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December 6th, 2013

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Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.6/13 2.5/7 2.2/6 1.2/3 1.0/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.3/13 1.7/5 1.8/6 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 18.47 9.50 6.56 3.99 2.89 1.96

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Note: Last nights Thursday Night football game was simulcast on the ABC affiliate in Houston. As a result ABC ratings may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments. 

On NBC, The Sound of Music Live! earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were correct! This marks NBC’s best Thursday (excluding sports) since the ER finale on April 2, 2009.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a  season low 4.6, down seven tenths from its last original's 5.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Millers garnered a 2.5, down three tenths from its last original's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Crazy Ones earned a 2.1, down a tenth from its last original's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men notched a 2.3, up two tenths from the 2.1 adults 18-49 rating it earned two weeks ago. Elementary matched its last original's  1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland notched a 1.0, up a tenth from its last original's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy hit a new series low with a 2.4, down two tenths from its last original's series low tying 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a 3.1, up two tenths from its last original's  2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX The X Factor earned a 1.3, up three tenths from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Glee notched a 1.1, up two tenths from last week's series low 0.9  adults 18-49 rating

On The CW The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.0, down three tenths from its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Reign earned a 0.6, down a tenth from its last original's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

 

Overnight ratings for Thursday, December 5, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Sound of Music Live! (8-11PM) 4.6 13 18.50
CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.6 14 15.26
ABC Once Upon A Time in Wonderland 1.0 3 3.61
FOX The X Factor 1.3 4 4.80
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.26
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8:30PM CBS The Millers 2.5 7 9.38
9:00PM ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.4 6 7.48
CBS The Crazy Ones 2.1 6 7.66
FOX Glee 1.1 3 3.18
CW Reign 0.6 2 1.65
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 2.3 6 8.33
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10:00 PM ABC Scandal 3.1 8 8.60
CBS Elementary 1.8 5 8.19

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Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

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  • Douglas in TN

    “The hills are alive with the sound of bull#*$&…”

  • MeAndMrsJones

    Not surprised by Sound of Music. Nice jump for Scandal. I’m taking a little pleasure in Reign’s drop tbh. I don’t watch it and I like TTP. Not sorry.

  • JR35

    NBC claims this was last done with Cinderella in the 1950s or so (I think), so it wasn’t “brand new.”

  • Bradley

    Carrie brought a youthful class that made it a fun production! Good for you NBC and SOM cast and crew!

  • david d

    looks like Dante needed something else to troll about since Chicago Fire is doing so well. Probably shouldve picked something that didnt get a 4.6 rating

  • JaneDoe24

    Glad to see Scandal in the 3’s. I wonder what the half hours were?

  • Psac

    PS — anyone who things that Carrie U didn’t help the ratings is crazy. She brought millions of die-hard fans. (I’m not one of them, but it’s painfully obvious that was the case.)

  • Randy

    @Dante

    Bite me Dante…Underwood did a good job considering she isn’t an actress, and her singing is outstanding. At least you were half right, the show was very good

  • tea

    Half Hours:

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    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    Viewers: 3.76 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

    CBS – The Big Bang Theory
    Viewers: 15.26 million (#2), A18-49: 4.6/14 (#1)

    NBC – The Sound of Music Live!
    Viewers: 17.56 million (#1), A18-49: 4.3/13 (#2)

    Fox – The X Factor
    Viewers: 4.49 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

    CW – The Vampire Diaries
    Viewers: 2.30 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

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    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    Viewers: 3.46 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

    CBS – The Millers
    Viewers: 9.38 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 7 (#2)

    NBC – The Sound of Music Live!
    Viewers: 19.71 million (#1), A18-49: 5.0/14 (#1)

    Fox – The X Factor
    Viewers: 4.91 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

    CW – The Vampire Diaries
    Viewers: 2.21 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4t)

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    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
    Viewers: 7.37 million (#3), A18-49: 2.4/ 6 (#2)

    CBS – The Crazy Ones
    Viewers: 7.66 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#3)

    NBC – The Sound of Music Live!
    Viewers: 19.25 million (#1), A18-49: 4.8/13 (#1)

    Fox – Glee
    Viewers: 3.39 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#4)

    CW – Reign
    Viewers: 1.71 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
    Viewers: 7.59 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 6 (#2)

    CBS – Two and a Half Men
    Viewers: 8.33 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#3)

    NBC – The Sound of Music Live!
    Viewers: 19.30 million (#1), A18-49: 4.8/13 (#1)

    Fox – Glee
    Viewers: 2.97 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

    CW – Reign
    Viewers: 1.60 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – Scandal
    Viewers: 8.50 million (#3), A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#2)

    CBS – Elementary
    Viewers: 8.51 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#3)

    NBC – The Sound of Music Live!
    Viewers: 17.98 million (#1), A18-49: 4.4/12 (#1)

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    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – Scandal
    Viewers: 8.70 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#2)

    CBS – Elementary
    Viewers: 7.86 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

    NBC – The Sound of Music Live!
    Viewers: 17.02 million (#1), A18-49: 4.2/12 (#1)

  • Chuck_T

    I can only assume that people are hungry for wholesome family entertainment. Congrats to NBC.

  • Sara

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! So Great. And Carrie Underwood was amazing singing-wise. So impressed!!

  • Tim

    For pretty much any network show to hit 4.6 is remarkable, but to do it over three hours – wow!

    Bad luck for Reign, whose female-skewing audience was probably particularly likely to switch to NBC, but at least that’s one less week where it was ahead of TTP!

  • Samuel

    Carrie Underwood was a draw for MANY people. Her casting was genius because everyone loves her. Go Carrie!

  • TJ

    Not surprised at TSOM ratings. Carrie Underwood was terrible, but it was still highly watchable, and something different.

  • Epidrone

    That is actually very impressive for Elementary. Staying steady against SoM and a Scandal with a lot of promotion.

  • Kyle

    This just in NBC just ordered weekly musicals for every Thursday.

    This just in NBC decided to become the All Music Channel.

    The Voice Monday, Tuesday

    The Sing-Off Wednesdays

    Live Musical Thursday

    Friday The Blacklist, Grimm, Chicago Fire

    Saturday Music Rerun

    Sunday Football/Reruns

  • Francis I

    Well, that episode of TBBT were sufferable and I am a big fan of the show.

    Adjust up, REIGN!!

  • Donald

    What? What?! What?!! WHAT?!!!

  • Rissa310

    Looks like a lot of people did what I did….watch TSOM and recorded everything else!

  • crispy

    Carrie had wooden acting, but she’s a singer not an actress so she did the best that she could for a 3 hour live broadcast. The rest of the cast was superb. The ratings surprised me, but i guess audiences were craving for LIVE entertainment. NBC should do a different one next year, maybe West Side Story? or Cinderalla? They need a major cross-over star though like Taylor Swift or Rihanna, or Miley Cyrus.

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