glee thanksgiving ratings TV ratings: 'Glee' and 'Scandal' grow Thursday but CBS still rules the nightFast National ratings for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

The return of several familiar faces to “Glee” gave the show a bit of a ratings bump Thursday, drawing its biggest total audience since early October. ABC’s “Scandal” also had a better-than-average night, hitting a season high in adults 18-49. The CW’s dramas were up too.

Elsewhere, CBS’ lineup was off from its most recent slate of originals, but the network still led the night by a wide margin — and “Two and a Half Men’s” ratings were flat in the wake of star Angus T. Jones’ “filth” comments earlier in the week. Liz Lemon’s wedding on “30 Rock” gave the show a slight bump, but not enough to move it out of fourth place in its timeslot.

CBS delivered 13.4 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/13 share in households in primetime. FOX (7 million, 4.3/7) edged ABC (6.9 million, 4.6/7) for second place. NBC drew 3.4 million viewers and a 2.3/4 to take fourth. The CW (2.7 million, 1.7/3) trailed.

The Eye also took the adults 18-49 title with a 3.3 rating. FOX came in second in the demographic with a 2.5. ABC, 2.1, came in third, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 1.1.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” (17.15 million viewers, 10.4/16 households)/”Two and a Half Men” (13.8 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: “The X Factor” results (8.2 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: “Last Resort” (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “30 Rock” (3.6 million, 2/4/4)/”Up All Night” (3 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” (3.2 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (5.4) 9 p.m. CBS: “Person of Interest” (14.3 million, 8.8/13)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” (8.7 million, 5.6/9)
FOX: “Glee” (5.8 million, 3.6/5)
NBC: “The Office” (3.9 million, 2.5/4)/”Parks and Recreation” (3 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” (2.15 million, 1.4/2) 18-49 leader: “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.0) 10 p.m. CBS: “Elementary” (10.4 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: “Scandal” (6.7 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (3.4 million, 2.5/4) 18-49 leader: “Elementary” and “Scandal” tied at 2.2

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