Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION Up, SCANDAL Hits Season High, GREY’S ANATOMY Ties Season Low

     December 7, 2012


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

  • Following last week’s series low numbers, NBC’s Parks and Recreation ticked up a notch to a 1.5 rating and 3.28 million viewers over last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • ABC’s soap Scandal earned a season high 2.5 rating and a series high 7.39 million viewers, up over last week’s 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • On the flip side, Grey’s Anatomy tied its season low 3.0 rating and 8.9 million viewers, dropping from last week’s 3.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, December 6th, including Elementary, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, 30 Rock, The Office, and more.


  • 30-rock-my-whole-life-is-thunder30 Rock underperformed yet again, earning a 1.1 rating and 3.3 million viewers.  That’s down two tenths from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • Up All Night was even for the week, earning a 1.2 rating and 2.9 million viewers.
  • Finally seeing an uptick was The Office, which bested last week’s series low episode with a 2.1 rating and 4.1 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths over last week’s 1.9 rating.
  • Last night’s fantastic Christmas episode of Parks and Recreation earned a 1.5 rating and 3.28 million viewers, rising a tenth over last week’s series low 1.4 rating.


  • On its way out, Last Resort garnered a 1.2 rating and 5.7 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from last week’s series low 1.0 rating.
  • The long-running drama Grey’s Anatomy tied its season low with a 3.0 rating and 8.9 million viewers, dropping from last week’s 3.1 rating.
  • Creator Shonda Rhimes’ new series Scandal continues to improve, earning a season high 2.5 rating and 7.39 million viewers over last week’s 2.2 rating.


  • person-of-interest-c-o-dThe Big Bang Theory was the highest rated and most watched program of the night by far, earning a 5.3 rating and 17.4 million viewers.  That’s a slight drop from last week’s 5.5 rating.
  • Following even more controversy, Two and a Half Men scored a 4.2 rating and 14.2 million viewers, up two tenths from last week’s 4.0 rating.
  • The procedural Person of Interest hit a 3.2 rating and 14.9 million viewers, up quite a bit from last week’s 2.9 rating.
  • Elementary was also up, garnering a 2.3 rating and 10.9 million viewers over last week’s 2.2 rating in the demo


  • A new episode of Glee (that’s still on?) scored a 2.1 rating and 5.5 million viewers, down a tad from last week’s 2.2 rating.

The CW

  • Over at The CW, The Vampire Diaries was down considerably from last week’s 1.4 rating, scoring a 1.1 rating and 2.4 million viewers.
  • Beauty and the Beast was also down, hitting a 0.5 rating and 1.4 million viewers versus last week’s 0.6 rating.


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