Thursday, November 22, 2012 ratings — New episodes: The X Factor and Glee. Sports and specials: Football Night in America, NFL over-run, NFL Football, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and Michael Jackson: Bad25. Reruns: The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, Beauty and the Beast, 2 Broke Girls, and Person of Interest.
On FOX, football over-run pushed the start of primetime programming by 17 minutes, messing up the fast affiliate ratings. A combination of The X Factor and the over-run drew a 6.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.9 million viewers. At 8:30pm, X Factor attracted a 2.5 rating with 8.3 million. At 9pm, X Factor/Glee garnered a 2.3 rating with 6.9 million. The remainder of Glee brought a 1.5 rating with 4.4 million.
On NBC, Football Night in America drew a 3.7 rating with 10.9 million viewers. The Patriots vs Jets game then attracted a 6.2 demo rating with 16.94 million.
On CBS, we had three hours of reruns — The Big Bang Theory (1.8 rating with 7.1 million), Two and a Half Men (1.8 rating with 6.8 million), The Big Bang Theory (2.0 rating with 7.3 million), 2 Broke Girls (1.6 rating with 6.1 million) and Person of Interest (1.3 rating with 6.8 million).
On ABC, 90 minutes of repeats — A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1.2 rating with 4.1 million) and Modern Family (1.0 rating with 3.4 million) — preceded the Michael Jackson: Bad25 special which drew just a 1.2 demo rating with 4.6 million viewers.
And on The CW, we had repeats of The Vampire Diaries (0.2 rating with 0.79 million) and Beauty and the Beast (0.2 rating with 0.85 million).
What do you think? Are your surprised that the Michael Jackson special did so poorly? Did you watch TV on Thanksgiving night?