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[12/14/12 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Bang Theory" Coast to Third Straight Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, december 13, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (13.35 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with the fall finales of "The Big Bang Theory" (16.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1), "Two and a Half Men" (13.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.2, #2), "Person of Interest" (14.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4) and "Elementary" (10.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #7).

ABC (7.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with its original mix of "Last Resort" (5.50 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9), "Grey's Anatomy" (8.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) and "Scandal" (7.80 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5).

Next up was FOX (6.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with the penultimate "The X Factor" (7.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) results show followed by the fall finale of "Glee" (5.26 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) was out of the hunt with a new "Up All Night" (2.85 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) followed by the single-camera finale of "Up All Night" (2.65 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), night four of "Take It All" (3.90 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and a new "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.43 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

And finally, The CW (2.18 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) closed out the evening with the final 2012 originals from "The Vampire Diaries" (2.74 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.61 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.8 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.7 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Beauty and the Beast
+9.09% - The Vampire Diaries
+8.00% - Scandal
+3.33% - Grey's Anatomy
+1.89% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Two and a Half Men
0.00% - The X Factor
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Last Resort
-4.76% - Glee
-6.25% - Person of Interest
-8.33% - Up All Night
-10.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - The Vampire Diaries (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+106.67% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. The Year With Katie Couric)
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Secret Circle (Repeat))
+92.86% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+80.00% - Scandal (vs. The Year With Katie Couric)
+57.14% - Up All Night - 8:30 (vs. Parks & Recreation (Repeat))
+55.56% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+33.33% - Glee (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+26.32% - Take It All (vs. The Office (Repeat)/Whitney (Repeat))
+12.50% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Prime Suspect)
+12.50% - Up All Night - 8:00 (vs. Community (Repeat))
+7.14% - Person of Interest
-14.29% - The X Factor
-14.81% - Elementary (vs. The Mentalist)
-33.33% - Last Resort (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* 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," 1.4/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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 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 (12/15/11):

CBS (11.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was Thursday's top draw thanks to a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (10.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) followed by new episodes of "Rules of Engagement" (9.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4), "Person of Interest" (12.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and "The Mentalist" (12.98 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4).

FOX (7.54 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The X Factor" (9.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) and a repeat of "Bones" (5.42 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (5.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (6.41 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) alongside the two-hour special "The Year With Katie Couric" (5.52 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "Community" (2.32 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Parks & Recreation" (1.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13), "The Office" (2.39 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Whitney" (2.07 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and a new "Prime Suspect" (3.62 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.02 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "The Secret Circle" (0.87 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.95 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" posted a 0.5 rating while "Circle" delivered a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-6.67% - Person of Interest
-6.67% - The X Factor
-10.00% - The Mentalist
-15.63% - Rules of Engagement
-38.46% - Prime Suspect (vs. 12/1/11)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
133.33% - The X Factor (vs. Bones (Repeat))
50.00% - The Mentalist (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
47.37% - Person of Interest (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))
-10.00% - Rules of Engagement (vs. Bleep My Dad Says)
-36.00% - Prime Suspect (vs. The Office (Repeat))

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," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.3/8; 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," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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