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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Scandal' Rise, 'The X Factor' Down, 'Parenthood' & 'The Vampire Diaries' Flat

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December 13th, 2013

Grey's Anatomy December 12

Scoreboard CBS ABC NBC UNI FOX CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.7/8 2.2/7 1.2/3 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.9/6 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 11.319 7.093 3.901 2.898 3.681 2.134

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

Note: Last nights Thursday Night football game was simulcast on the CBS affiliates in Denver and San Diego. As a result CBS ratings may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments. 

Note:   Adults 18-49 usage was down -6% from 8-10pm and -6% from 8-11pm last night vs last week. 

On NBC, The Sing-Off earned a 1.4 down 22 percent from Wednesday’s 1.8 adults 18-49  rating. Sean Saves the World scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating up 11 percent from a 0.9 on November 21. The Michael J. Fox Show matched the 0.9 adults 18-49 rating of its most recent episode on November 21. Parenthood matched November 17’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 5.3 up 10 percent from last week's 4.8 adults 18-49 rating. The Millers garnered  a 2.9 up 21 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Crazy Ones matched last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men notched a 2.1 down 9 percent from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary matched last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland matched from last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy scored a 2.7 up 17 percent from last week's series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a 3.2 up 7 percent from last week's  3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little too optimistic.

On FOX The X Factor garnered a 1.2 down 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. 

On The CW The Vampire Diaries matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Reign scored a 0.6, even with last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, December 12, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.3/17 18.55
NBC The Sing-Off 1.4/4 4.53
FOX The X Factor 1.2/4 4.89
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0/3 2.41
ABC Once Upon A Time in Wonderland 0.9/3 3.45
8:30 CBS The Millers 2.9/9 12.04
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.7/8 8.50
CBS The Crazy Ones 2.1/6 8.92
NBC Sean Saves the World 1.0/3 3.43
FOX Glee - R 0.7/2 2.47
CW Reign 0.6/2 1.86
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 2.1/6 9.35
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show 0.9/3 3.05
10:00 ABC Scandal 3.2/9 9.33
CBS Elementary 1.8/5 9.53
NBC Parenthood 1.2/4 3.94

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Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.
 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.1/5.
 
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
 
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
 
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Phil

    Reign will be renewed over TTP

  • gerry

    first?

  • CBSviewer

    The Crazy Ones is solid as a rock :)

  • jupiter3765

    good for the whole abc greys and scandal combination

  • Phil

    TBBT is the only hit on tv

  • Anne

    Good for Reign!

  • mando

    NBC should move The Blacklist at 9:00. This oppotunity doesn’t come if it misses this chace!

  • casey

    Great for Scandal, laughable for the X-Factor semi-final results, guess no one cares

  • René

    Parenthood :(

  • Dave

    Isn’t that REIGN’s second best total viewers behind the series premiere? Shocked it still stayed at a 0.6

  • tea

    Here are the 1/2 hr breakdowns

    8:00 p.m.

    ABC – Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    Viewers: 3.57 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#5)

    CBS – The Big Bang Theory
    Viewers: 18.55 million (#1), A18-49: 5.3/17 (#1)

    NBC – The Sing-Off
    Viewers: 4.40 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

    Fox – The X Factor
    Viewers: 4.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

    CW – The Vampire Diaries
    Viewers: 2.43 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

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    8:30 p.m.

    ABC – Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    Viewers: 3.35 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

    CBS – The Millers
    Viewers: 12.04 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#1)

    NBC – The Sing-Off
    Viewers: 4.65 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

    Fox – The X Factor
    Viewers: 5.09 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

    CW – The Vampire Diaries
    Viewers: 2.29 million (#5), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

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    9:00 p.m.

    ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
    Viewers: 8.23 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#1)

    CBS – The Crazy Ones
    Viewers: 8.92 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – Sean Saves the World
    Viewers: 3.43 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

    Fox – Glee (R)
    Viewers: 2.69 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

    CW – Reign
    Viewers: 1.87 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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    9:30 p.m.

    ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
    Viewers: 8.76 million (#2), A18-49: 2.8/ 8 (#1)

    CBS – Two and a Half Men
    Viewers: 9.35 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – The Michael J. Fox Show
    Viewers: 3.05 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

    Fox – Glee (R)
    Viewers: 2.25 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

    CW – Reign
    Viewers: 1.84 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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    10:00 p.m.

    ABC – Scandal
    Viewers: 9.18 million (#3), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#1)

    CBS – Elementary
    Viewers: 10.20 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

    NBC – Parenthood
    Viewers: 3.92 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#3)

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    10:30 p.m.

    ABC – Scandal
    Viewers: 9.48 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/10 (#1)

    CBS – Elementary
    Viewers: 8.85 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

    NBC – Parenthood
    Viewers: 3.95 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

  • Markitos

    Good for Grey’s :D

  • gerry

    second, oh well.

    i like the new cw schedule, but i think they should have played with reign on another night, kind of like they’re doing with ttp.

    glad to see grey’s rise. good ep last night. and hoping scandal rises because i predicted 3.3, but that’s a great number regardless.

    flat but decent number for parenthood. kinda sad for mjf that it rated more poorly than sstw.

    tbbt a monster as always.

  • tea

    Yay Grey’s did very good up 4 from last weeks episode

  • RG

    Who would have thought that the sing off, a once cancelled NBC show, would be the show that killed x factor. I’m sure NBC is happy to bring it back for that reason alone

  • Staci

    I think FOX needs to let go of the X-FActor. It’s sad that Bones is doing better on a Friday.

  • Bradley

    Parenthood just may eek out a final season for Fall. It is solid and builds off of its lead. Something NBC doesn’t have anywhere else.

  • jupiter3765

    why is abc taking greys and scandal of the air temporally in the month of january

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Elementary steady, though a tad low.

  • Michael

    Go Scandal!

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