It's Friday, December 16th, and with it another round of Thursday night TV has come and gone, maintaining the big ratings scores for the week and propelling us into the weekend. Some shows have already taken on their winter hiatus and others pre-empted by holiday events and award ceremonies, but what took the biggest piece of the pie last night?
Did you watch The Year with Katie Couric Special, or were you enthralled by the latest mysteries from Person of Interest? Was your heart broken by The X Factor's eliminations, or did you get exactly what you wanted? Maybe you were glued to The Mentalist!
We’ll tell you what America was watching, and the big winner from last night’s ratings might surprise you!
At 8 o'clock, CBS held the most viewers with reruns of The Big Bang Theory and Rules of Engagement at 10.1 and 9.7 million, but CBS actually tied with FOX for the 18-49 demographic, The X Factor eliminations taking in 9.6 million.
On ABC, the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas earned a respectable 6.5 million viewers, with NBC's re-runs of Community and Parks and Recreation bringing in a low 2.3 and 1.8 million. Never down and out however, The CW's The Vampire Diaries brought in a cool million.
At 9pm, CBS' Person of Interest utterly dominated, with a stalwart 12.8 million viewers and the 18-49 demographic win. Lower on the scale was ABC's special The Year with Katie Couric, which brought in 5.7 million. The repeats from other networks held their own, with FOX's Bones at 5.4 million, NBC's The Office and Whitney at 2.4 and 2 million, and The CW's The Secret Circle at 874,000.
Lastly at 10pm, CBS won yet again with The Mentalist's 13 milion viewers, while ABC and Katie Couric stayed strong at 5.3, and NBC's new Prime Suspect took in 3.6 million.
What did you watch last night? Did your favorite shows earn the ratings they got? What will you be watching tonight? Sound off in the comments below with your favorites!