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

     April 25, 2014


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.


  • the-big-bang-theory-the-anything-can-happen-recurrenceElsewhere on CBS, The Big Bang Theory dropped four tenths to a season low 4.3 rating and scored 15.96 million viewers.  Regardless, it towered over everything else on Thursday night.
  • The Millers was even with its last original episode’s 2.5 rating and notched 10.15 million viewers.
  • Two and a Half Men rose a tenth to a 2.5 rating and garnered 9.46 million viewers.
  • The drama Elementary closed out the night with a 1.6 rating and 8.12 million viewers, which is even with its last original episode.


  • Grey’s Anatomy dropped three tenths to a series low-tying 2.3 rating and brought in 7.64 million viewers.
  • The season premiere of Black Box scored a 1.5 rating in the demo and 6.6 million viewers.


  • The new comedy Surviving Jack matched last week’s series low 1.0 rating and scored 3.93 million viewers.

The CW

  • The Vampire Diaries was even with last week’s series low 0.7 rating and scored 1.79 million viewers.
  • Reign ticked up a tenth from last week’s series low to a 0.5 rating and garnered 1.38 million viewers.