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Sunday, November 11, 2012


8:00 Last Resort
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
10:00 Scandal
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 16.7 million, 18-49 demo: 5.1
8:30 Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 14.1 million, 18-49 demo: 4.0
9:00 Person of Interest
Viewers: 14.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.9
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2

8:00 The Voice
Viewers: 8.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:00 The Office
Viewers: 4.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:30 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
10:00 Rock Center with Brian Williams
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

8:00 The X Factor
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Glee
Viewers: 5.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

Thursday night had several increases week-to-week just like Wednesday night. The good news started on CBS where The Big Bang Theory was up eight tenths in viewers for a series high in total viewers. It could easily go past 17 million this winter. Despite the viewership uptick, the demo was down a tenth. At 8:30pm, another Miley Cyrus appearance meant another 4.0 demo for the show as it was up 1.4 million viewers and four tenths in the demo, tying a season high. At 9pm, Person of Interest was up 1.2 million viewers for a season high. It was even in the demo for a third straight week. The news was not as good at 10pm where Elementary was up four tenths in viewers but down two tenths in the demo. It will get a big boost with the newly announced post Super Bowl slot in February.

ABC's lineup was back after a week off for the CMAs. At 8pm, Last Resort was down half a million viewers but up a tenth in the demo. The rise in the demo isn't bad news but it didn't bounce back enough. So what will ABC be more patient with - this show or 666 Park Avenue? I would guess this one despite the troubling ratings. At 9pm, Grey's Anatomy rose for the first time this season as it was up half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo. It will likely be competing with Once Upon a Time for the top drama demo of the week. At 10pm, Scandal was even in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. Go figure it rises when Grey's is down then falls when Grey's is up. 

NBC aired a special night of The Voice and it was way down from Monday and Tuesday numbers but a huge upgrade from NBC's usual numbers in the Thursday 8pm hour. At 9pm, The Office was bolstered by the bigger lead-in as it was up eight tenths in viewers and half a demo point for a season high. The halo effect didn't last through Parks and Recreation as it was up just two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. At 10pm, Rock Center with Brian Williams was down a million viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week's Hurricane Sandy coverage on the show. 

FOX had its regular Thursday lineup for the first time since October 4. At 8pm, The X Factor was up a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. These numbers are not acceptable for FOX's cornerstone show and it was well behind a depressed number for The Voice. At 9pm, Glee was new for the first time in a month and returned down four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It actually built from its X Factor lead in though which is good for Glee and terrible for Factor.   

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