Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION Returns Down, BIG BANG THEORY Rises; ONCE and GREY’S Hit Series Lows

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • A double-dose of Parks and Recreation—which had been preempted by NBC in order to juice ratings for its new comedies—returned to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.37 million viewers, which is down 8% from its most recent episode’s 1.3 rating and ties the show’s series low.
  • Alternatively, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory crushed every other program of the night with a 5.1 rating and 17.98 million viewers, rising 4% over last week’s 4.9 rating.
  • ABC’s Once Upon a Time in Wonderland matched last week’s series low 0.9 rating and scored 3.71 million viewers, while Grey’s Anatomy also tied its series low with a 2.6 rating and 8.4 million viewers, down 4% from last week’s 2.7 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, November 14th, including The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Elementary, Parenthood, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Holds Steady as Halloween Results in Drops Across the Board

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Thursday evening’s Halloween TV ratings are in, and unsurprisingly most shows marked a significant drop in viewership.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • ABC’s Scandal tied last week’s season low 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 9.23 million viewers, while Grey’s Anatomy tied its series low with a 2.6 rating and 8.88 million viewers, down 7% from last week’s 2.8 rating.
  • Over at CBS, The Millers dropped 26% to a series low 2.0 rating and 8.57 million viewers, The Crazy Ones also dropped 17% to a series low 1.9 rating and 8.06 million viewers, and Elementary was down 6% from last week’s 1.8 rating to a 1.7 rating and 9.35 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Sean Saves the World actually ticked up 9% to a 1.2 rating and 4.11 million viewers, while The Michael J Fox Show scored a series low 1.1 rating and 3.62 million viewers.  Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and notched 3.97 million viewers.
  • Finally, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was down a whopping 28% from last week’s 1.3 rating to a 0.8 rating and 2.11 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.6 rating and scored 1.59 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY and GREY’S ANATOMY Rise; BIG BANG THEORY and SCANDAL Hit Season Lows

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, reflecting some stiff drops in viewership opposite Game 2 of the World Series.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • CBS’ Elementary finally saw a rise in viewership last night, scoring a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 8.59 million viewers.  That’s up three tenths over last week’s series low 1.5 rating.
  • Over on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy also ticked up with a 2.8 rating and 8.53 million viewers, which is up one tenth from last week’s 2.7 rating.  If you’re looking to catch up on the long-running soap, Comcast VOD is currently the exclusive home of all previous episodes of Grey’s.
  • The comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory garnered a season low 4.9 rating and 16.47 million viewers, dropping three tenths from last week’s 5.2 rating.  Nevertheless, it still managed to stand head and shoulders above everything else on TV last night.
  • Also down was ABC’s much buzzed-about Scandal, which hit a season low 3.0 rating and 8.65 million viewers for a drop of three tenths.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 24th, including Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Crazy Ones, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and VAMPIRE DIARIES Rise, WONDERLAND Sinks, and ELEMENTARY Hits Low

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Last night’s episode of Parks and Recreation—featuring a swell guest turn by Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany—marked a rise for the critical favorite comedy, scoring a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.25 million viewers.  That’s up 8% from last week’s 1.2 rating.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was also up, earning an impressive 1.3 rating and 2.84 million viewers, which is up 30% from last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • ABC’s spinoff series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, on the other hand, plummeted 29% from last week’s 1.7 rating to a 1.2 rating and 4.5 million viewers.
  • CBS’ better-than-you-think drama series Elementary notched a new series low 1.6 rating and 8.41 million viewers, which is down 16% from last week’s 1.9 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 17th, including Parenthood, Reign, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: SCANDAL Soars to Series High in Premiere; GLEE and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Slide

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The third season premiere of ABC’s Scandal notched a very impressive 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.5 million viewers, scoring all-time highs in both categories and soaring a massive 71% from last year’s season opener.
  • Fox’s Glee was down yet again, hitting a 1.6 rating and 4.5 million viewers for a drop of 20% from last week’s season premiere.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries returned to a 1.2 rating and 2.6 million viewers, which is down a hefty 25% from last year’s season premiere.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, October 3rd, including The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, Elementary, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE CRAZY ONES Bests MICHAEL J FOX, PARKS AND RECREATION Down, BIG BANG THEORY Huge, PARENTHOOD Drops

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • CBS’ new Robin Williams comedy series The Crazy Ones premiered big with a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 15.6 million viewers, topping NBC’s premiere of The Michael J. Fox Show.
  • The absolutely fantastic London-set hourlong premiere of Parks and Recreation was sadly down quite a bit from last year’s 1.7 premiere rating, hitting a 1.3 rating and 3.3 million viewers.
  • Also down was NBC’s Parenthood season premiere, which scored a 1.6 rating and 5.2 million viewers in its new timeslot.  That’s a drop of 16% from last year’s premiere rating of 1.9.
  • Unsurprisingly, The Big Bang Theory notched a massive 5.6 rating and 18.9 million viewers.  That’s up considerably from last year’s already-big 5.0 premiere rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, September 26th, including The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE OFFICE Up in Series Finale, BIG BANG THEORY Tops Night, ELEMENTARY Up

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, and it’s season finales galore.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The emotional series finale of The Office scored a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.7 million viewers, which is up from last week’s 2.3 rating and marks the highest-rated episode of the show since January of 2012.
  • The season finale of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, however, topped the night with a 4.4 rating and 14.78 million viewers.  That’s down half a ratings point from last week’s 4.9 rating but even with last year’s finale rating of 4.4.  The episode was the most watched program of the night, besting even the season finale of American Idol.
  • Another season finale on CBS, that of Elementary, was up a tenth from last week’s series low with a 2.0 rating and 8.93 million viewers for the two-hour episode.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, May 16th, including Hannibal, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Up in Finale, ELEMENTARY Hits Series Low, BIG BANG THEORY Down

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The season—and possible series—finale of NBC’s Community hit a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 3.14 million viewers, which is up a tenth from last week’s 1.2 rating.  Though the show is still very much on the bubble for renewal, the latest word is that NBC might actually pick the show up for another season after all.
  • CBS’ Elementary fell to a new series low with a 1.8 rating and 9.15 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week’s series low 2.0 rating.  Nevertheless, the better-than-it-has-to-be Sherlock Holmes show has already been renewed for a second season.
  • Elsewhere at CBS, The Big Bang Theory dropped three tenths from last week’s 4.9 rating to a 4.6 rating and scored 15.7 million viewers.  Despite the drop, the comedy juggernaut still managed to stand way above anything else on television for the night.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, May 9th, including Hannibal, Glee, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY and PARKS AND REC Rise, HANNIBAL Matches Series Low

by     Posted 1 year, 173 days ago

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s Community saw a healthy rise from last week’s series low, as last night’s episode hit a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.8 million viewers. That’s up 20% over last week’s 1.0 rating.
  • Also up was the season finale of Parks and Recreation, which hit a 1.5 rating and 2.89 million viewers for a 15% rise over last week’s season low 1.3 rating.  However, the rating was down 12% from last year’s season finale’s 1.7 rating.
  • The swell new NBC drama series Hannibal continues to struggle a tad, as last night’s episode notched a 1.0 rating and 2.51 million viewers, matching last week’s series low.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, May 2nd, including The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: HANNIBAL Drops, BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Low, COMMUNITY Ties Series Low

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in, and the networks faced a sharp drop in viewership against the NFL Draft.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s fantastic new drama series Hannibal sadly saw another drop in ratings, as last night’s episode hit a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.4 million viewers.  That’s down four tenths from last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • Even though CBS stalwart The Big Bang Theory drew more total viewers than all of NBC’s programming combined (yes, really), the show hit a season low rating of 4.2 for a drop of a full ratings point from its last originals’ 5.2 rating.  Nevertheless, the comedy dominated the night with 14.38 million viewers.
  • Back over at NBC, though, a Jim Rash-penned episode of Community notched a series low 1.0 rating and 2.4 million viewers.  A sad fate for what was by far the best episode of an uneven season.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, April 25th, including Parks and Recreation, Person of Interest, Scandal, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: HANNIBAL Debuts Soft, THE BIG BANG THEORY Rises, COMMUNITY and ELEMENTARY Tie Series Lows

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s excellent new drama series Hannibal debuted to a 1.6 rating and 4.31 million viewers, which is up 60% from NBC’s average in the time slot this year but still a tad on the low side.  Read Allison’s recap here and watch the full pilot here.
  • CBS’ The Big Bang Theory continues to slaughter just about everything that runs opposite the comedy, as it raked in a 4.9 rating and a whopping 16.79 million viewers.  That’s up 2% from its last original episode’s 4.8 rating.
  • Speaking of getting slaughtered, a return-to-form episode of Community last night earned a series-low 1.0 rating and 2.41 million viewers, which is down 9% from its last original episode’s 1.6 rating.
  • Also hitting a series low was the CBS procedural Elementary, which notched a 2.1 rating and 10.36 million viewers opposite the series premiere of Hannibal.  That’s down 9% from its last new episode’s 2.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, April 4th, including Parks and Recreation, The Office, New GirlPerson of Interest, and more.

Dominant CBS Renews Almost Entire Slate of Programming, Including ELEMENTARY, THE GOOD WIFE, and 2 BROKE GIRLS

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Whereas NBC is desperately scrambling for viewers (after falling behind Univision in some recent rankings), CBS, the most dominant of the Big Four networks continues to show its programming stability by renewing almost all of its series, including:

  • Freshman Sherlock procedural drama Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu
  • The excellent series The Good Wife, which has been on the bubble for years (however, with a new syndication deal CBS surely sees more dollar signs and viewers by keeping it on the air)
  • Comedies Mike & Molly and 2 Broke Girls
  • The many procedurals: NCIS: LAPerson of InterestThe MentalistHawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods.

Two series that haven’t made the cut yet though are Criminal Minds (because of cast negotiations) and the Dennis Quaid vehicle Vegas, which hasn’t ever seemed to find its audience.  For more on these shows (and the ones these nine series join in the ranks of already renewed), hit the jump.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Hits Another Series Low, PARKS AND RECREATION Up, GLEE Drops

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • NBC’s Community hit another series low last night, scoring a 1.0 rating and 2.61 million viewers.  That’s down half a ratings point from last week’s 1.5 rating.
  • On the other hand, another excellent episode of Parks and Recreation saw a rise in viewership with a 1.6 rating and 3.01 million viewers.  That’s up two tenths from the last original episode’s 1.4 rating.
  • Over on Fox, Glee saw a pretty dramatic dip as it scored a 2.0 rating and 5.46 million viewers for a drop of four tenths from last week’s 2.4 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, March 14th, including The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, 1600 Penn, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and COMMUNITY Hit Series Lows; THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Tops NBC and ABC’s Programming

by     Posted 1 year, 243 days ago

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The TV ratings for Thursday evening’s programs are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • A fantastically funny and heartfelt wedding episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation sadly scored a series low for the comedy, hitting a 1.3 rating and 3.03 million viewers and a 1.4 rating and 2.91 million viewers for two back-to-back episodes.  The first installment is a drop of 13% from last week’s 1.5 rating.
  • Season four of Community continues to struggle, as last night’s Comic-Con-inspired episode notched a 1.1 rating and 3.08 million viewers.  That’s down 8% from last week’s episode and marks a series low for the show.
  • On the flipside, The CW’s The Vampire Diaries bested all of NBC and ABC’s programming in its timeslot, earning a 1.3 rating and 2.89 million viewers for a rise of 30% from last week’s 1.0 rating in the demo.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, February 21st, including Elementary, Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Zero Hour, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Suffers Huge Drop for Series Low, ZERO HOUR Premieres with Record Low, SCANDAL Eclipses GREY’S ANATOMY

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Thursday night’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • It wouldn’t be Community without drama.  Following last week’s promising numbers for the show’s long-delayed season four premiere, the comedy fell hard last night with a 1.1 rating in the demo and 2.75 million viewers.  That’s down a whopping 42% from last week’s premiere, but it’s also important to note that TV viewing as a whole was down last night in lieu of the Valentine’s Day holiday.
  • The series premiere of ABC’s Zero Hour (read Allison’s recap here) didn’t drum up much interest.  The Anthony Edwards-led mystery adventure drama scored a 1.3 rating and 6.29 million viewers, which is ABC’s lowest rated premiere in the 18-49 demo ever.  On the bright side, it scored the second most-watched series premiere this year behind The Following.
  • ABC’s soap Scandal surpassed lead-in Grey’s Anatomy for the first time ever, scoring a 2.8 rating in the demo versus Grey’s’ 2.7 rating.  The show netted 8.04 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, February 14th, including The Big Bang Theory, Glee, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and more.

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