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

     November 15, 2013

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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.

CBS

  • the-big-bang-theory-the-itchy-brain-simulationThe Big Bang Theory rose 4% from last week’s 4.9 rating to a 5.1 rating and 17.98 million viewers, standing head and shoulders above everything else on TV for the night.
  • The new comedy series The Millers continues to grow, as it was up 4% from last week’s series low 2.6 rating to a 2.7 rating and 11.28 million viewers.
  • The Crazy Ones matched last week’s series low 2.1 rating and scored 8.68 million viewers.
  • Two and a Half Men garnered a 2.1 rating and 8.6 million viewers, which is up 5% from last week’s 2.0 rating.
  • The drama series Elementary closed out the night with a 1.6 rating and 8.39 million viewers, which is down 11% from last week’s 1.8 rating.

ABC

  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is struggling to match the early success of its predecessor, as last night’s episode matched last week’s series low 0.9 rating and scored 3.71 million viewers.
  • Grey’s Anatomy tied its series low with a 2.6 rating and 8.4 million viewers, which is down 4% from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • The buzzworthy drama Scandal was the second highest rated program of the night with a 2.9 rating and 8.9 million viewers, marking a rise of 4% from last week’s 2.8 rating.

NBC

  • parenthood-the-ringParks and Recreation earned a 1.2 rating and 3.37 million viewers, dropping 8% from its most recent episode’s 1.3 rating.
  • New comedy series Sean Saves the World tied its series low with a 1.0 rating and 3.15 million viewers, dropping a whopping 29% from last week’s 1.4 rating.
  • The Michael J Fox Show also tied last week’s series low with a 1.0 rating and 2.94 million viewers.
  • Finally, Parenthood was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 4.11 million viewers.

FOX

  • Over on Fox, Glee was even with last week’s series low 1.5 rating and garnered 4.49 million viewers.

The CW

  • The Vampire Diaries was even with last week’s 1.3 rating and scored 2.67 million viewers.
  • New series Reign notched a 0.7 rating and 1.73 million viewers for a rise of 17% from last week’s 0.6 rating.

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