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Metered Market Thursday Ratings
CBS Sweeps; 30 Rock Wedding Not Much of an Attraction on NBC
ABC 5.1/ 8
Fox 4.4/ 7
NBC 2.7/ 4
CW 1.8/ 3
-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening (Thursday 12/091/11):
CW: +100, CBS: +50, ABC: - 7, NBC: -18, Fox: -33
The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Two and a Half Men (CBS), Person of Interest (CBS), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
-Losers (excluding repeats):
30 Rock (NBC), Up All Night (NBC), The Office (NBC), Parks and Recreation (NBC), Beauty and the Beast (CW), Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC)
It was another clean overnight Thursday sweep for CBS, which bested distant No. 2 ABC by 71 percent. Note to Angus T. Jones: Viewers are still watching the show you hate being on. Red-hot The Big Bang Theory opened the evening for the Eye net with an 11.2 rating/18 share at 8 p.m., which topped the evening and led into veteran Two and a Half Men at a 9.0/14 at 8:30 p.m. Next was sophomore Person of Interest (#2: 9.2/14), which is one of those CBS crime solvers that has a long shelf life, followed by recently introduced Elementary at a 6.8/12 at 10 p.m. Retention for Elementary out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of Person of Interest was acceptable at 75 percent.
On ABC, freshman drama Last Resort earned its cancellation stripes with a distant third-place 3.7/ 6 at 8 p.m. Aging Grey’s Anatomy perked up to a 6.7/11 at 9 p.m., which was 91 percent above the 8:30 p.m. portion of Last Resort (3.5/ 6), followed by sophomore Scandal at a second-place 5.0/ 9 at 10 p.m. Retention for Scandal out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of Grey’s Anatomy (6.8/11), both Shonda Rhimes dramas, was 74 percent.
Over at Fox, The X Factor led off the night with a second-place 5.3/ 9 at 8 p.m., which was 27 percent below the 7.3/12 on the year-ago evening. That led into relocated Glee at a third-place 3.8/ 6 at 9 p.m., which continues to underperform its former Tuesday 8 p.m. performance. Of positive note for Glee, however, is the ongoing solid DVR figures.
Elsewhere, the marriage of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) to Criss Chross (James Marsden) on NBC’s soon-to-conclude 30 Rock did not help much, with a fourth-place 3.0/ 5 in the overnights at 8 p.m.. Next on the Peacock net was hiatus-bound Up All Night at a mere 2.4/ 4 (#4) at 8:30 p.m., followed by tired The Office (#4: 3.0/ 5), which concludes this spring, overrated Parks and Recreation (#4: 2.3/ 6) and Rock Center With Brian Williams (#3: 3.0/ 5) from 9-11 p.m. As a reminder, Parks and Recreation shifts to Thursday at 8:30 p.m. out of returning Community effective on February 7.
The CW capped off this final Thursday in November with young demo favorite The Vampire Diaries (#5: 2.3/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and the recently introduced remake of Beauty and the Beast (#3: 1.3/ 2 at 9 p.m.), which is no better than failed year-ago occupant The Secret Circle.
Source: Nielsen Media Research