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.


  • Vinnie Hartig

    My husband and I enjoy CBS Elementry so very much. We believe it would get better viewers if it was on earlier. The show is excellent and all the actors have a perfect balance of personalities . We applaud all the actors, writers, directors and producers on make a thoroughly enjoyable show.

  • aaronsullivan

    Good to see Last Resort going up. :)
    Weird to see Person of Interest described as a “procedural drama”. Never thought of it that way.
    Love both shows. Will be sticking with The Office to the end. New Girl and Raising Hope have been forcing my wife and I into laughing fits lately, though.

  • Cindy

    I’m very glad to see Last Resort’s ratings went up last week. I love the show, and have heard nothing but good things about the latest episode. I didn’t watch it myself because I was working late at DISH when it aired, but it’s saved on my DVR. I have the Hopper from DISH, which is set to auto-record Last Resort and the other big four prime time network shows using Primetime Anytime, so I never have to worry about missing a show because of work. Hopefully the episode is as good as it sounds, and Last Resort’s ratings continue to improve.

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