Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015.

Adjustments for NFL pre-emptions took a sizable bite out of the early ratings for CBS for the second week in a row, pushing all but “The Big Bang Theory” down by several tenths in adults 18-49. “Life in Pieces” (1.8) “Mom” (1.5) and “Elementary” (0.8) all fell by half a point in the finals, while the “2 Broke Girls” premiere (1.6)  was off 0.4.

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that “LIP” and “Mom” were both in line with their final numbers from last week, and “2 Broke Girls” didn’t suffer any outsize drop. The dip below 1.0 is worrisome for “Elementary,” however.

The other networks were mostly stable for the night. The only other adjustment was for “The Blacklist,” which rose 0.1 for NBC.

Upward adjustments in adults  18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.7/13 14.92
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 2.2/7 8.02
Bones (FOX) 1.1/4 5.16
Heroes Reborn (NBC) 1.1/4 3.78
The Vampire Diaries (The CW) 0.6/2 1.32
8:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 1.8/6 7.99
9 p.m. Scandal (ABC) 2.2/7 7.70
Mom (CBS) 1.5/5 7.16
The Blacklist (NBC) 1.5/5 6.75
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) 0.9/3 3.02
The Originals (The CW) 0.4/1 0.98
9:30 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) – P 1.6/5 6.34
10 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 1.9/6 6.71
Elementary (CBS) 0.8/3 5.16
The Player (NBC) 0.7/3 3.44


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.1/7 1.7/6 1.1/4 1.0/3  0.5/2
Total Viewers (000s) 7.48 7.79 4.66 4.09  1.15


: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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