TV Ratings Thursday: ELEMENTARY Hits Series Low, TWO AND A HALF MEN Matches Season High, LAST RESORT Up

     November 9, 2012


The numbers for Thursday’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • Fresh off the news that CBS will air the new series Elementary directly after the Super Bowl, the Sherlock Holmes update hit a series low 2.2 rating and 10.73 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.4 rating.
  • On the flipside, Two and a Half Men matched its season high with a 4.0 rating and 14.09 million viewers, up quite a bit from last week’s 3.6 rating.
  • Good news for fans of ABC’s new series Last Resort, as the show was up to a 1.4 rating and 5.95 million viewers, a rise over last week’s 1.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report from Thursday, November 8th, including Parks and Recreation, The Vampire Diaries, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, and more.


  • parks-and-recreation-bens-parentsThis week’s episode of The Office saw a significant rise with a 2.5 rating and 5.3 million viewers, up from last week’s 1.9 rating.
  • A swell engagement party-centric episode of Parks and Recreation hit a 1.8 rating and 3.8 million viewers, up from its last new episode’s 1.7 rating.


  • Drama series Last Resort garnered a 1.4 rating and 5.95 million viewers, up a tick from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • A new episode of Grey’s Anatomy was also up, hitting a 3.2 rating and 9.2 million viewers versus its last original’s 3.0 rating.
  • Scandal scored a 2.0 rating and 6.1 million viewers, matching its last original episode’s performance.


  • the-big-bang-theory-wil-wheatonThe Big Bang Theory was down a tad, scoring a 5.0 rating and 16.5 million viewers versus last week’s 5.2 rating.
  • Two and a Half Men matched its season high 4.0 rating and 14.09 million viewers, rising from last week’s 3.6 rating.
  • The procedural drama Person of Interest was even with last week’s 2.9 rating and scored 14.73 million viewers.
  • New drama series Elementary hit a series low 2.2 rating and 10.73 million viewers, dropping from last week’s 2.4 rating.  The show has already been picked up for a full season, but these numbers aren’t exactly CBS drama-worthy. 


  • Last night’s episode of Glee scored a 2.4 rating and 5.7 million viewers for a drop from its last original episode’s 2.6 rating.

The CW 

  • The CW’s flagship series The Vampire Diaries was down with a 1.4 rating and 2.97 million viewers over last week’s 1.5 rating.
  • New series Beauty and the Beast scored an uptick with a 0.8 rating and 1.85 million viewers against last week’s 0.6 rating.


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