[TV] Ratings: The Big Bang Theory Wins Big For CBS
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.16.2012
While Glee and Grey's Anatomy drop...
The Big Bang Theory hit another series high for the second week in a row in total viewers and a season high in the demographic. CBS as a result had its best Thursday since premiere week. Meanwhile, Grey's Anatomy, Glee, The Vampires Diaries and Beauty and the Beast all dropped. The X Factor managed to improve since it wasn't against The Voice. ABC's Scandal improved as well.
CBS won with 13.6 million viewers and an 8.5 rating/14 share in households in primetime. It was followed by ABC (6.9 million, 4.6/7), FOX (6.3 million, 3.9/6), NBC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) and The CW (2.2 million, 1.4/2).
In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS won again with a 3.4 rating, followed by ABC (2.2), FOX (2.2), NBC (1.4) and The CW (0.9).
Thursday hour by hour:
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (17.4 million viewers, 10.6/17 households)/Two and a Half Men (13.9 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: The X Factor results (7.3 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: Last Resort (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: 30 Rock (3.4 million, 2.3/4)/Up All Night (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: The Vampire Diaries (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
18-49 leader: The Big Bang Theory (5.5)
CBS: Person of Interest (14.5 million, 9.0/14)
ABC: Grey's Anatomy (8.7 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: Glee (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: The Office (4.15 million, 2.6/4)/Parks and Recreation (3.6 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: Beauty and the Beast (1.6 million, 1.1/2)
18-49 leader: Grey's Anatomy and Person of Interest tied at 3.1
CBS: Elementary (10.7 million, 6.9/12)
ABC: Scandal (6.1 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams (4 million, 2.7/4)