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Primetime Ratings, Thursday, 11/29/12

The Office

As is usual for Thursday, CBS ran away with both the demo and total viewership races.

The Big Bang Theory saw a very modest drop from two weeks ago's record setting numbers, but still blew away everything else in both the key demo and total viewers. Lead out Two and a Half Men managed to stay even with its last original episode. Person Of Interest and Elementary experienced small dips, with Elementary tying its series demo low.

Over on FOX, The X-Factor dropped a small amount, while Glee rose a whopping 47% from its last new episode. That number becomes much less impressive when you point out that the aforementioned last episode aired on Thanksgiving night. Why anyone would put on original scripted programming on Thanksgiving is beyond me.

On ABC, the now canceled Last Resort began its farewell tour by hitting a new series low of 1.0. Yep, being canceled will do that to your ratings. I expect the show to get moved off Thursdays pretty soon, and the network to burn off the remaining episodes on Friday or Saturday night. Also, Grey's Anatomy tied its season low, while Scandal hit a season high. Then again, Scandal hasn't done that great to begin with.

As for the Peacock, their perpetually struggling Thursday night comedy block sank like a stone, with everything but The Office coming in below a 1.5. Speaking of The Office, it didn't do much better, setting a series demo low of 1.9. Ouch. Lastly, The CW had a good night, with The Vampire Diaries posting a stellar (by CW standards) 1.5, and Beauty and the Beast rising 33% to a 0.8.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

8PM

CBS - The Big Bang Theory (N) - 5.4 - 16 - 17.15

FOX - The X-Factor (N) - 2.7 - 8 - 8.23

CW - The Vampire Diaries (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 3.20

NBC - 30 Rock (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 3.61

ABC - Last Resort (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 5.20

8:30PM

CBS - Two and a Half Men (N) - 4.1 - 11 - 13.81

NBC - Up All Night (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 2.97

9PM

ABC - Grey's Anatomy (N) - 3.0 - 8 - 8.71

CBS - Person Of Interest (N) - 2.9 - 7 - 14.33

FOX - Glee (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 5.80

NBC - The Office (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 3.89

CW - Beauty and the Beast (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 2.15

9:30PM

NBC - Parks & Recreation (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 3.04

10PM

CBS - Elementary (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 10.36

ABC - Scandal (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 6.67

NBC - Rock Center (N) - 0.9 - 2 - 3.44

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
Nov 30th, 2012, 6:40 am

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