Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Hits New Series High, 30 ROCK Up, 1600 PENN Dips in Premierelis

     January 11, 2013


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

  • The Big Bang Theory continues to soar, as last night’s Star Trek-themed episode notched yet another series high for the comedy with a whopping 6.3 rating and 19.8 million viewers.  That’s up from last week’s rating of 6.1 rating, which at the time was a new series high.  How much higher can the show go?
  • Also up was NBC’s departing comedy 30 Rock, which hit a 1.4 rating and 3.77 million viewers (man that looks tiny next to BBT’s numbers).  That’s up a tad from its last new episode’s 1.1 rating, but the numbers don’t necessarily matter anymore since the series finale is only a couple of weeks away.
  • The new NBC comedy 1600 Penn, which had its series premiere a few weeks ago, made its timeslot debut last night with a 1.6 rating and 3.93 million viewers.  That’s down from its debut’s 2.2 rating, but we should have good feel for the show’s true audience when a wholly new episode airs next week.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, January 10th, including Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.


  • 1600-Penn-josh-gadLast night’s episode of 30 Rock garnered a 1.4 rating and 3.77 million viewers, up slightly from its last original episode’s 1.1 rating.
  • A new episode of The Office hit a 2.2 rating and 4.53 million viewers, up from its last new episode’s 2.1 rating.
  • The new White House comedy 1600 Penn scored a 1.6 rating and 3.93 million viewers in its timeslot premiere, down from its series debut’s 2.2 rating.


  • Over on ABC, the departing Last Resort scored a 1.2 rating and 5.79 million viewers, up slightly from its last new episode’s 1.0 rating.
  • Grey’s Anatomy scored a 3.1 rating and 9.22 million viewers, up a tick from its last episode’s 2.9 rating.
  • The soap Scandal scored a season high 2.8 rating and 8.37 million viewers, which is a rise of four tenths over its last original episode’s 2.4 rating.


  • The Big Bang Theory hit another series high with a 6.3 rating and 19.8 million viewers, up from last week’s series high 6.1 rating.
  • Two and a Half Men, meanwhile, was down, scoring a 4.2 rating and 14.34 million viewers.  That’s down from last week’s 4.5 rating.
  • A new episode of Person of Interest notched a 3.3 rating and 15.56 million viewers, down from last week’s 3.4 rating.
  • Finally, Elementary hit a 2.4 rating and 11.33 million viewers, which is a drop from last week’s 2.6 rating.


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