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[11/16/12 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Rises to Another High in CBS Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, november 15, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (13.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) - a season high, "Two and a Half Men" (13.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2) - also a season high, "Person of Interest" (14.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T3) - matching its season high - and "Elementary" (10.72 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #6).

ABC (6.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) then snagged the silver with originals from "Last Resort" (5.82 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11) - its lowest rating to date, "Grey's Anatomy" (8.66 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T3) and "Scandal" (6.14 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7).

Sharing second place was FOX (6.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) and its pairing of "The X Factor" (7.29 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) and "Glee" (5.28 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.70 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up its mix of "30 Rock" (3.41 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13), "Up All Night" (3.12 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "The Office" (4.15 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9) - tied as its series low, "Parks & Recreation" (3.57 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.99 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #15).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.80 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.62 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) on The CW (2.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.8 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - The Big Bang Theory
+6.90% - Person of Interest
+5.00% - Scandal
+4.55% - Elementary
+4.35% - The X Factor
+2.50% - Two and a Half Men
0.00% - 30 Rock (vs. 10/31/12)
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
-3.13% - Grey's Anatomy
-5.56% - Parks & Recreation
-7.14% - Last Resort
-12.50% - Glee
-14.29% - The Vampire Diaries
-14.29% - Beauty and the Beast
-18.75% - Up All Night (vs. 10/25/12)
-20.00% - The Office

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. Beneath the Blue)
+24.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Private Practice)
+19.23% - Person of Interest
+13.89% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+5.77% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Prime Suspect)
-8.00% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist)
-10.53% - Parks & Recreation (vs. Whitney)
-13.33% - Last Resort (vs. 20/20)
-19.23% - Scandal (vs. Private Practice)
-20.00% - The X Factor
-25.00% - Glee (vs. Bones)
-25.00% - 30 Rock (vs. Community)
-25.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. Beneath the Blue)
-31.03% - The Office
-35.00% - Up All Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/17/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for CW are inflated.]

CBS (12.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) took home the demo crown on Thursday for the first time this season thanks to new episodes "The Big Bang Theory" (14.83 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1), "Rules of Engagement" (11.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2), "Person of Interest" (11.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T6) and "The Mentalist" (12.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8).

FOX (9.14 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "The X Factor" (9.46 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3) and "Bones" (8.82 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5).

Next up was ABC (7.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with a special "20/20" (8.04 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #13) followed by a new "Private Practice" (7.19 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T8) and a second hour of "Private Practice" (7.15 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up its lineup of "Community" (3.63 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #12), "Parks & Recreation" (3.71 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10), "The Office" (5.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), "Whitney" (4.09 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11) and "Prime Suspect" (4.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14).

And finally, the feature "Beneath the Blue" (2.58 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15) on The CW (2.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Parks & Recreation
+6.67% - Community
+3.70% - Bones
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Rules of Engagement
-3.33% - The Office
-3.70% - Person of Interest
-8.33% - Prime Suspect
-9.09% - The X Factor
-9.52% - Whitney
-10.34% - Private Practice
-13.79% - The Mentalist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+47.37% - Bones (vs. Fringe)
+20.93% - The Big Bang Theory
+16.13% - Rules of Engagement (vs. Bleep My Dad Says)
+11.11% - The X Factor (vs. Bones)
-8.33% - Prime Suspect (vs. The Apprentice)
-13.04% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)
-13.33% - Private Practice
-15.79% - Community
-16.67% - The Mentalist
-18.75% - Person of Interest (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-21.62% - The Office
-29.63% - Whitney (vs. Outsourced)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.2/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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