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[11/30/12 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Leads CBS to Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, november 29, 2012)

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

CBS (13.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.15 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (13.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2), "Person of Interest" (14.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and "Elementary" (10.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6).

FOX (7.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "The X Factor" (8.23 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5) and "Glee" (5.80 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6).

Next up was ABC (6.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and fresh installments of "Last Resort" (5.20 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "Grey's Anatomy" (8.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #3), "Scandal" (6.67 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up new episodes of "30 Rock" (3.61 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Up All Night" (2.97 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), "The Office" (3.89 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #9), "Parks & Recreation" (3.04 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.44 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (3.20 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "Beauty and the Beast" (2.15 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) on The CW (2.68 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) finished out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 2.0 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 11/15/12)
+25.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. 11/15/12)
+8.33% - 30 Rock (vs. 11/15/12)
+8.00% - The X Factor
+4.76% - Scandal (vs. 11/15/12)
+0.00% - Two and a Half Men (vs. 11/15/12)
-1.82% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 11/15/12)
-3.23% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 11/15/12)
-4.35% - Elementary (vs. 11/15/12)
-4.35% - Glee
-5.00% - The Office (vs. 11/15/12)
-6.45% - Person of Interest (vs. 11/15/12)
-7.69% - Up All Night (vs. 11/15/12)
-17.65% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 11/15/12)
-18.18% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. 11/15/12)
-23.08% - Last Resort (vs. 11/15/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+275.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Secret Circle (Repeat))
+86.36% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Rules of Engagement (Repeat))
+86.21% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+81.25% - Person of Interest (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
+42.86% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
+37.50% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+4.76% - Scandal (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
-12.90% - The X Factor
-21.43% - Glee (vs. Bones)
-23.53% - 30 Rock (vs. Community)
-26.32% - Parks & Recreation (vs. Whitney)
-30.77% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Prime Suspect)
-33.33% - Up All Night (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-34.48% - The Office
-54.55% - Last Resort (vs. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5 with an encore.

* 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 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/1/11):

FOX (9.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) held off the competition on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "The X Factor" (10.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and "Bones" (8.82 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4).

ABC (8.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then climbed to second place with a repeat of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" (7.24 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) followed by the two-hour special "CMA Country Christmas" (9.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with an all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2), "Rules of Engagement" (8.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Person of Interest" (8.08 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T11) and "The Mentalist" (7.89 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.44 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "Community" (3.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10) - its largest audience since September 29, "Parks & Recreation" (3.72 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #9), "The Office" (5.74 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2), "Whitney" (4.02 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) and "Prime Suspect" (4.63 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.11 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "The Secret Circle" (0.86 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) on The CW (0.98 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" posted a 0.4 rating while "Circle" delivered a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Prime Suspect (vs. 11/17/11)
+6.25% - Community (vs. 11/17/11)
+3.33% - The X Factor (vs. 11/17/11)
0.00% - The Office (vs. 11/17/11)
0.00% - Bones (vs. 11/17/11)
0.00% - Whitney (vs. 11/17/11)
-10.00% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 11/17/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Bones (vs. Fringe)
+29.17% - The X Factor (vs. Bones)
-7.14% - Prime Suspect (vs. The Apprentice)
-10.53% - Community
-21.62% - The Office
-21.74% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 30 Rock)
-24.00% - 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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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