big bang 1229 ratings TV ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' and CBS lead the rerun pack ThursdayFast national ratings for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

It was all reruns, all the time on the broadcast networks Thursday night, and per usual when that happens, CBS led the field by a pretty wide margin.

Paced by “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS led all three hours of primetime and averaged 8.8 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/9 share in households. FOX (4.8 million, 3.2/5) finished a distant second. ABC took third with 3.4 million viewers and a 2.3/4, while NBC (2.15 million, 1.5/2) came in fourth. The CW drew about 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating. FOX scored a 1.1 to come in second, while ABC (0.9), NBC (0.8) and The CW (0.3) all fell below the 1.0 mark.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (10.2 million viewers, 6.1/10 households)/”Rules of Engagement” rerun (7.8 million, 4.7/8)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: Special – “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown” (4.2 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: “Community” rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)/”Parks and Recreation” rerun (2 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (968,000, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (2.8) 9 p.m. CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (8.45 million, 5.3/9)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” rerun (2.8 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: “The Office” rerun (2.8 million, 1.8/3)/”Whitney” rerun (2.1 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “The Secret Circle” rerun (834,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Person of Interest” (1.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (8.9 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” rerun (3.2 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: “The Office” rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)/”Up All Night” rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “The Mentalist” (1.7) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter