Thursday TV Ratings: ELEMENTARY Returns Down; BIG BANG THEORY Hits Season Low

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TV ratings for Thursday, October 30th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season premiere of CBS’ Elementary tied its series low with a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 8.17 million viewers for a drop of 33% from its season two premiere.  Elsewhere on the network, The Big Bang Theory fell 11% to a season “low” 4.1 rating and scored 16.22 million viewers, the premiere of Mom hit a series high 2.7 rating and scored 11.72 million viewers, Two and a Half Men dropped 7% to a 2.7 rating and 11.02 million viewers, and The McCarthys series premiere notched a 1.9 rating and 8.78 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, Scandal (read Allison’s recap here) matched last week’s 3.0 rating and garnered 9.15 million viewers, while How to Get Away with Murder fell 10% to a 2.7 rating and scored 8.52 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Bad Judge was down 10% to a 0.9 rating and 3.96 million viewers, A to Z fell 22% to a 0.7 rating and scored 2.56 million viewers, and Parenthood tied its series low 1.1 rating and garnered 3.85 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones fell 24% to a 1.3 rating and 5.53 million viewers, while Gracepoint (read Allison’s recap here) was even with last week’s 0.8 rating and scored 3.34 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was down 13% to a series low-tying 0.7 rating and scored 1.56 million viewers, and Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.31 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Scores Biggest Finale Ever; ELEMENTARY Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Thursday, May 15th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season finale of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory scored the comedy’s most-watched finale ever, hitting a 4.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 16.29 million viewers.  That’s up 26% from last week’s rating and even with last year’s season finale.  Elsewhere on the network, The Millers rose 26% to a 2.4 rating and 9.88 million viewers, Bad Teacher was up 8% to a 1.4 rating and 5.53 million viewers, and Elementary’s finale was down 7% to a series low 1.4 rating and 7.34 million viewers.
  • The season finale of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was even with last week’s 2.5 rating and garnered 8.61 million viewers.
  • NBC’s second installment of Rosemary’s Baby dipped 9% from Sunday’s episode with a 1.0 rating and 3.31 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries was up 14% to a 0.8 rating and 1.57 million viewers, though it was down 27% from last year’s season finale. Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and scored 1.26 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Falls to Season Low; BAD TEACHER Dips

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TV ratings for Thursday, May 8th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ The Big Bang Theory dropped eight tenths to a season low 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 14.17 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, The Millers was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and 9.15 million viewers, Two and a Half Men matched last week’s 2.1 rating and scored 8.49 million viewers, the new comedy Bad Teacher dipped a tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.84 million viewers, and Elementary closed out the night down a tenth with a 1.5 rating and 7.5 million viewers.
  • ABC’s recently renewed Grey’s Anatomy fell three tenths to a 2.3 rating and notched 7.47 million viewers.  Black Box dipped two tenths to a 1.1 rating and 4.41 million viewers.
  • Fox’s recently cancelled Surviving Jack was up two tenths to a 1.2 rating and 4.1 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries (also renewed) was down a tenth to a 0.7 rating and 1.6 million viewers, while Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.47 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: THE BIG BANG THEORY Dips; GREY’S ANATOMY Rises

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TV ratings for Thursday, May 1st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • A Star Wars Day-themed episode of The Big Bang Theory dipped 2% to a 4.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 15.68 million viewers.  Elsewhere on CBS, The Millers dropped 13% to a 2.1 rating and 9.58 million viewers, Two and a Half Men was down 16% to a 2.1 rating and 9.16 million viewers, new comedy series Bad Teacher fell 29% from its premiere to a 1.5 rating and 6.52 million viewers, and Elementary was even with last week’s 1.6 rating and notched 7.81 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy rose 13% from last week’s series low to a 2.6 rating and 8.69 million viewers, while Black Box was down 13% to a 1.3 rating and 5.41 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, The Vampire Diaries dropped 13% to a series low-tying 0.7 rating and 1.82 million viewers.  Reign matched last week’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.42 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Surviving Jack was even with last week’s series low 1.0 rating and scored 3.91 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION Finale Ticks Up; BAD TEACHER Kicks Off with So-So Premiere

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TV ratings for Thursday, April 24th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The excellent (and surprising) hourlong season finale of Parks and Recreation ticked up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.71 million viewers.  While those aren’t exactly sky-high numbers, NBC has already renewed the show for a seventh—and likely final—season.
  • The new CBS comedy Bad Teacher got off to an iffy start with a 2.1 rating and 7.87 million viewers, which is an improvement over The Crazy Ones’ most recent performance in the time period but still CBS’ second lowest rated comedy debut ever, next to We Are Men.

Hit the jump for the rest of the TV ratings report, including The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Falls to New Series Low; THE BIG BANG THEORY Dips to Season 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 Community, quite possibly one of the strangest yet (and that’s saying something), fell a tenth from last week’s numbers to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.62 million viewers.  That marks a new series low for the NBC sitcom.
  • On the flipside, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory hit a “low” with a 4.6 rating and 15.99 million viewers, which is a dip of three tenths from last week’s 4.9 rating.  That’s a season low for the ratings juggernaut, though it still stood head and shoulders above everything else on Thursday night.

Hit the jump for the rest of the TV ratings report for Thursday, April 10th, including Parks and Recreation, The Millers, Scandal, Parenthood, Reign, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Holds Steady at Series Low, PARKS AND RECREATION Drops, and SCANDAL Dips

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TV ratings for Thursday, March 13th are in, though the preliminary numbers for CBS and the CW may be inaccurate due to preemptions and delays.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s Community was even with last week’s series low 1.0 rating and scored 2.89 million viewers, while Parks and Recreation didn’t fare much better by dropping two tenths to a 1.1 rating and 2.73 million viewers. Parenthood, meanwhile, was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and garnered 3.87 million viewers.  For some perspective on the shifting low-rated sitcom landscape, I highly suggest reading Vulture’s recent piece on the matter.
  • Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was down a tenth from last week to a 0.8 rating and 3.12 million viewers, Grey’s Anatomy dropped three tenths to a series low-tying 2.3 rating and 7.13 million viewers, and Scandal dropped one tenth to a season low 2.7 rating and 8.09 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report, including The Big Bang Theory, The Crazy Ones, and Reign

Thursday TV Ratings: PARKS AND RECREATION and THE BIG BANG THEORY Rise; PARENTHOOD Ticks Up

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

  • NBC’s Parks and Recreation scored a rise of 9% with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and garnered 2.89 million viewers.  That’s about on par with its recent episodes.
  • The CBS juggernaut The Big Bang Theory was up 4% from last week’s episode with a 5.2 rating and 17.91 million viewers, easily eclipsing everything else on TV Thursday.
  • Closing out NBC’s night was Parenthood with a 1.2 rating and 3.8 million viewers, which is a rise of 9% from last week’s series low.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Thursday, March 6th, including Community, The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Dips to Season Low; SCANDAL and GREY’S ANATOMY Rise

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

  • Community returned from hiatus with a decidedly melancholy episode that notched a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.62 million viewers, which is down one tenth from its last original episode’s rating.
  • Over on ABC, Scandal returned up to a 3.3 rating and 9.27 million viewers, marking a rise of one tenth and the show’s best ratings since its season premiere.
  • Also up on ABC was Grey’s Anatomy, which returned from hiatus with a 3.0 rating and 9.31 million viewers for a rise of three tenths from its last original episode.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Thursday, February 27th, including Parks and Recreation, The Vampire Diaries, Parenthood, The Big Bang Theory, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: Olympics Loom Large but BIG BANG THEORY Holds Strong; RAKE Drops

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC offered a “bonus night” of Olympics coverage ahead of the official opening ceremonies tonight, scoring a 5.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 19.56 million viewers.
  • Opposite the Olympics preview, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory dipped 4% to a 5.0 rating and scored 17.02 million viewers.  The Millers rose 4% to a 2.67 rating and 10.93 million viewers, The Crazy Ones dropped 11% to a series low 1.7 rating and 7.55 million viewers, Two and a Half Men notched a series low 1.8 rating and 8.13 million viewers, and Elementary was down 5% to a 1.8 rating and 9.33 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, the new drama series Rake dropped 15% to a 1.1 rating and 4.34 million viewers.
  • The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was down 18% to a series low-tying 0.9 rating and 2.13 million viewers and Reign was even with last week’s series low 0.6 rating and 1.66 million viewers.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY and PARKS AND RECREATION Even; RAKE Slips

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Both of NBC’s Thursday night comedies were flat with their previous episodes, as a guest-star filled Community notched a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 3 million viewers, and the emotional Rob Lowe/Rashida Jones farewell episode of Parks and Recreation hit a 1.2 rating and garnered 2.6 million viewers.
  • The second episode of Fox’s new Greg Kinnear-fronted series Rake dipped four tenths from its debut 1.7 rating to a 1.3 rating and 5.3 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Thursday, January 30th, including The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Reign, and more.

Showrunner Rob Doherty Talks ELEMENTARY, the Darker Sherlock, the Unexpected Casting of Moriarty, Returning Characters, and More

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The drama series Elementary is a modern-day take that follows the brilliantly gifted Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and his sober-coach turned crime-solving partner, Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), while they crack the NYPD’s most impossible cases.  It’s a unique, intriguing, darker take on the story that has also proven to be very unexpected.

While at the CBS portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producer/writer Rob Doherty talked about why this is a much darker Sherlock, how he approaches the procedural stories to facilitate character growth, the unexpected casting for Moriarty, when some familiar faces might return again, and the pressure of coming up with cases that would challenge someone as brilliant as Sherlock Holmes.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Rises; PARKS AND RECREATION and THE BIG BANG THEORY Surge

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

  • Last night’s excellent David Fincher-inspired episode of Community was up 8% over last week’s season premiere, hitting a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 3.57 million viewers.
  • Elsewhere on NBC, the 100th episode of Parks and Recreation saw a big rise of 40% over its last original episode’s 1.0 rating with a 1.4 rating in the demo and 3.37 million viewers.
  • Finally, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory absolutely crushed everything else on Thursday with a massive 5.6 rating and 20.08 million viewers.  That’s up 4% from last week’s 5.4 rating, and the overall viewership marks the show’s most-watched regularly scheduled episode ever.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, January 9th, including The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Parenthood, Elementary, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: COMMUNITY Returns to Premiere Low; THE BIG BANG THEORY Rises

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s Community returned for its fifth season (with Dan Harmon back as showrunner to boot) to a premiere low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.03 million viewers.  That’s down six tenths from last year’s 1.9 debut for the lackluster fourth season, but it wouldn’t be Community without low-yet-manageable ratings.  Though the 1.3 is indeed a disappointing rating, it speaks to NBC’s troubled comedy lineup that this number is enough to keep Community afloat for now.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory returned to a whopping 5.3 rating and 18.93 million viewers, easily destroying everything else in both demo ratings and total viewership.  That’s up two tenths from its last original episode’s 5.1 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings rundown for Thursday, January 2nd, including Elementary, Parenthood, The Crazy Ones, and more.

Thursday TV Ratings: BIG BANG THEORY Earns Season Low; SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE Marks NBC’s Best Thursday in 4 Years

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Thursday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! scored a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and 18.5 million viewers, marking the network’s best Thursday performance since the ER series finale in 2009.
  • Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a season low 4.6 rating and 15.26 million viewers, dropping a whopping seven tenths from its last original episode’s 5.3 rating.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Thursday, December 5th, including Glee, Scandal, Elementary, The Vampire Diaries, and more.

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