Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY and VAMPIRE DIARIES Up, BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season High, CMA’s Hit All-Time Low

     November 2, 2012


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

  • CBS’ Sherlock Holmes procedural Elementary was up 9% from last week, earning a 2.4 rating and 10.5 million viewers versus last week’s 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was up double digits, garnering a 1.5 rating and 3.17 million viewers.  That’s a rise of 15% from last week’s 1.3 rating.
  • Comedy favorite The Big Bang Theory looks to have earned a season high 5.1 rating and 15.65 million viewers, up slightly from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • Thursday’s broadcast of the Country Music Awards hit all-time low numbers with a 3.8 rating and 13.6 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, November 1st, including Beauty and the Beast, Person of Interest, and more.


  • the-big-bang-theory-season-6-episode-6The Big Bang Theory kicked off the night with a 5.1 rating and 15.65 million viewers, scoring a season high and up 2% from last week’s 5.0 rating.  The show was the highest rated and most-watched program of the night.
  • CBS’ other Thursday “comedy” Two and a Half Men earned a 3.6 rating and 13.11 million viewers, down 3% from last week’s 3.7 rating in the demo.
  • Person of Interest hit a 3.0 rating and 13.5 million viewers for a rise of 3% over last week’s 2.9 rating.
  • New series Elementary continues to perform strong as last night’s episode earned a 2.4 rating and 10.5 million viewers.


  • Thursday’s Country Music Awards drew a 3.8 rating and 13.6 million viewers, marking all-time lows for the CMA’s broadcast history.

The CW 

  • Over at The CW, their flagship series The Vampire Diaries was up 15% from last week’s 1.3 rating with a 1.5 and 3.17 million viewers.
  • New series Beauty and the Beast was a far cry from TVD numbers with a 0.6 rating and 1.73 million viewers.  That’s even with last week’s performance.