8:56am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Big Bang,' 'Grey's' and 'Scandal' Grow on Thursday, 'X Factor' Drops
With Thursday Night Football's showdown between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos airing on CBS affiliates in the teams' respective markets, CBS' Thursday ratings are subject to adjustment -- though the network still easily locked down a nightly win with an average 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.3 million viewers.
The Big Bang Theory (5.3 adults) topped all of the night's broadcast offerings, up half a point from last week. The Millers (2.9 adults) improved by the same measure, with The Crazy Ones (2.1 adults) steady with its most recent performance. Two and a Half Men (2.1 adults) led into an even Elementary (1.8 adults).
A steady Once Upon a Time (0.9 adults) led into boosted episodes of Grey's Anatomy (2.7 adults) and Scandal (3.2 adults). The dramas were up a respective four- and two-tenths of a point, giving ABC a nightly average of a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers.
The Sing-Off, still dipping from the premiere earlier in the week, averaged a 1.4 adults rating at 8 p.m. Sean Saves the World (1.0 adults) improved from its last showing by a tenth, while The Michael J. Fox Show (0.9 adults) and Parenthood (1.2 adults) held even. NBC averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers.
The X Factor (1.2 adults) shed two-tenths of a point from last Thursday on Fox, losing the common hour to NBC's singing competition. With an encore of Glee, the network averaged a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers for the night.
Both The Vampire Diaries (1.0 adults) and Reign (0.6 adults) matched last Thursday's scores, with The CW posting a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating and 2.1 million viewers.