December 07, 2012 9:13am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Person of Interest', 'Scandal' Hit Highs
CBS scored an easy win in adults 18-to-49 (3.4 rating) and total viewers (13.9 million) on Thursday night, starting with a slightly off The Big Bang Theory. The comedy was down two tenths of a point to a 5.3 rating, before Two and a Half Men (4.2) grew by the same measure. Person of Interest pulled a season high 3.2 adults rating, up three tenths of a point, while Elementary rose one tenth to a 2.3 in the demo. The networks' Denver affiliate carried the NFL game between the Broncos and Oakland Raiders, so final ratings are subject to change.
The X Factor fell three tenths on Fox, pulling a 2.4 rating among adults 18-to-49. Glee also was down, just a tenth, for a 2.1 in the demo. Fox averaged a 2.3 and 6.6 million viewers.
ABC's Last Resort saw a 20 percent bump for a 1.2 rating, before Grey's Anatomy tied its season low of a 3.0 (down just a tenth). Scandal improved on last week's high, pulling a 2.5 rating and marking a season and series high for the show. ABC averaged a 2.2 and 7.3 million viewers.
30 Rock (1.1 rating) was down two tenths on NBC, while Up All Night was steady with last week's 1.2 rating. The Office saw a two tenths bump from its series low for a 2.1. Parks and Recreation (1.5) and Rock Center (1.0) were both up just a tenth, giving NBC an average of a 1.3 and 3.5 million viewers.
The Vampire Diaries was down three tenths of a point to a 1.1, while Beauty and the Beast (0.5) was down just a tenth of a point. The CW averaged a 0.8 and 1.9 million viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.5 for the night.
Wednesday ratings will be available later today.