THE EYE NET WINS; THE VOICE LIFTS NBC
CBS remained in the winner’s circle care of its regularly scheduled line-up of The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest and recent entry Elementary, which has snagged the coveted Super Bowl XLVII lead-out spot on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Red-hot The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m., in particular, rose to an all-time high in total viewers (with a season high among adults 18-49).
The Voice, meanwhile, gave NBC some traction on this night for the first time this season with a competitive 9.09 million viewers and a 3.0 rating/9 share among adults 18-49 (#2 in both categories), according to the fast affiliate results from Nielsen, in the 8 p.m. hour. And that lifted soon-to-conclude lead-out The Office to a season high 5.31 million viewers (#4) and a 2.5/ 7 among adults 18-49 (#3 – tied with Glee on Fox) at 9 p.m. Parks and Recreation at 9:30 p.m. was also above average, but the double-digit percent losses from The Office did not (as usual) bode well for older-skewing lead-out Rock Center With Brian Williams.
Elsewhere, freshman dramas Last Resort on ABC and Beauty and the Beast on The CW did not impress; veteran The Vampire Diaries on The CW and Grey’s Anatomy on ABC still deliver; The X Factor on Fox cannot compete with The Vice; and the new class on Fox’s Glee mirrors classic drama The White Shadow. Viewers just do not care about the newbie students.
Click on the following for the fast affiliate results for Thursday, November 8 broken out my network and by program (by half-hour): http://tinyurl.com/c3s48ca
Update (5:55 p.m. EST): Broadcast and select cable final national ratings on the forum.