Thursday TV Ratings: 30 ROCK Up, SCANDAL Hits Season High, PARKS AND RECREATION and THE OFFICE Drop to Series Lows

     November 30, 2012

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Thursday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Fans were eager to see Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon tie the knot, as the wedding-centric episode of 30 Rock scored a 1.3 rating and 3.61 million viewers, up 8% from its last original episode’s 1.2 rating.
  • ABC’s soap Scandal bounced back with a season high 2.2 rating and 6.67 million viewers, up 10% from its last new episode’s 2.0 rating.
  • Sadly, Parks and Recreation dropped to a series low 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.04 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from its last new episode’s 1.7 rating.
  • Also hitting a series low was The Office with a 1.9 rating and 3.89 million viewers, dropping 10% from its last original episode’s 2.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 29th, including Glee, Elementary, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, and more.

NBC

  • parks-and-recreation-pawnee-commons30 Rock hit a 1.3 rating and 3.61 million viewers as it heads into its final stretch of episodes, up 8% from its last new episode’s 1.2 rating.
  • The struggling comedy Up All Night was down 8% from its last new episode’s 1.3 rating with a 1.2 and 2.97 million viewers.
  • The final season of The Office continues to flatline, as this week’s episode hit a series low 1.9 rating and 3.89 million viewers.  That’s a drop of 10% from its last new episode’s 2.1 rating.
  • Also hitting a series low was Park and Recreation which garnered a 1.4 rating and 3.04 million viewers.  That’s down 18% from its last original episode’s 1.7 rating.

ABC

  • The now-cancelled Last Resort will continue to air the rest of its episodes, though this week’s installment hit a series low 1.0 rating and 5.2 million viewers for a drop of 17% from its last new episode’s 1.2 rating.
  • Also getting in on the season low business was Grey’s Anatomy, which hit a 3.0 rating in the demo and 8.7 million viewers versus its last new episode’s 3.2 rating.
  • Surprisingly, Scandal was the big gainer on ABC as it hit a season high 2.2 rating and 6.67 million viewers.  That’s up 10% from its last original episode’s 2.0 rating.

CBS

  • elementary-the-long-fuseThe Big Bang Theory was predictably down from last week’s series high, earning a whopping 5.4 rating in the demo and 17.15 million viewers.  That’s a tiny drop of 5% from last week’s 5.7 rating.
  • Hot on the heels of yet another controversy, Two and a Half Men garnered a 4.1 rating and 13.81 million viewers, which is even with last week’s performance.
  • Procedural Person of Interest hit a 2.9 rating in the demo and 14.33 million viewers, down 6% from its last new episode’s 3.1 rating.
  • The Sherlock Holmes series Elementary scored a series low-tying 2.2 rating and 10.36 million viewers, down4% from its last new episode’s 2.3 rating.

FOX

  • Glee garnered a 2.2 rating and 5.8 million viewers, up 47% over its 1.5 rating earned on Thanksgiving.

The CW

  • The CW gave the networks a run for their money, as The Vampire Diaries hit a 1.5 rating and 3.2 million viewers versus its last new episode’s 1.3 rating.
  • Beauty and the Beast was also up, hitting a 0.8 rating and 2.15 million viewers for a rise of 33% from its last original episode’s 0.6 rating.

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