Parks & Recreation was adjusted up a tenth of an adults 18-49 ratings point versus Thursday’s preliminary ratings.

And no surprise considering the local NFL pre-emptions, but all Fox and CBS shows were adjusted down by various amounts The Big Bang Theory (-0.1), Rules Of Engagement (-0.2), Person Of Interest (-0.2), The Mentalist (-0.3), The X Factor (-0.1), Bones (-0.3).

Several CBS shows already had season lows in the preliminary ratings, the final rating is also a season low for Bones (and I believe The X Factor, am checking now).

Final national broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, December 8, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.6 14 14.020
FOX The X Factor 2.9 8 9.840
ABC Wipeout (special) 1.9 5 6.650
NBC Community 1.5 4 3.600
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.4 1 1.190
8:30PM CBS Rules Of Engagement 3.0 8 9.950
NBC Parks & Recreation 1.8 5 3.640
9:00PM NBC The Office 2.9 8 5.790
CBS Person Of Interest 2.8 7 12.660
FOX Bones 2.4 6 8.110
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.9 5 6.500
CW The Secret Circle -R 0.3 1 0.900
9:30PM NBC Whitney 1.9 5 4.080
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist 2.7 7 13.040
NBC Grimm 1.6 4 4.090
ABC The Great Big American Auction 1.4 4 4.770

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s some bonus info from a Univision press note:

“La Amenaza Iraní” (The Iranian Threat), Documentales Univision’s latest production, which looked at Iran’s growing political, economic and military ties in Latin America, and the threat this offensive poses to the Latin American region and the United States…


  • Delivered an average audience of 2.6 million Total Viewers 2+
  • In the 10:00pm-11:00pm hour, made Univision the # 3 Network (including cable) among Men 18-34
  • For the entire night (8:00pm-11:00pm) with cable factored in, helped Univision finish as the  # 3 Network among Men 18-34 and Women 18-34
  • Was the fourth highest-rated program on all of television in the 10pm hour with more Adult 18-34 viewers than “The Great Big American Auction” special on ABC and “Grimm” on NBC.


*Source: The Nielsen Company, NPM,  Thursday (12/08/2011) 8:00pm-11:00pm. Noticias Univision Presenta: Documentales Univision, “La Amenaza Iraní” aired from 10:00pm-11:00pm.  Live+SD.

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