TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Reign' Rise, 'Scandal' and 'Grey's' Dip
CBS remains the Thursday champ, though "Crazy Ones" falls in new slot, and ABC's "Once Upon a Time" spinoff makes a soft, if steady, return to the schedule.
CBS remained Thursday champs with both adults 18-49 (2.7 rating) and total viewers (10.7 million) last night. The Big Bang Theory (5.2 adults) led a wave of general improvement, up two-tenths of a point from last week.
The Millers (3.0 adults) improved the most, three-tenths, while Two and a Half Men (2.7 adults) showed more improvement in its new time slot -- up two-tenths. The Crazy Ones (1.7 adults) shed two-tenths of a point to tie a series low. Elementary (1.7 adults) was up by a tenth.
Both Grey's Anatomy (2.6 adults) and Scandal (2.8 adults) took big hits after last week's lofty returns, falling a respective five- and six-tenths of a point. At 8 p.m., a steady Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (0.8 adults) made a lackluster return to ABC. The network averaged a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers.
Over at Fox, American Idol (2.2 adults) logged another low before its move to 9 p.m. The show was off a tenth of a point from last week. Rake's (0.8 adults) final Thursday showing held last week's score, giving Fox a 1.5 rating in the demo and 6.65 million viewers.
Like Fox, NBC saw little movement from last Thursday. Community (1.0 adults) held last week's low, while Parks and Recreation (1.2 adults) improved a tenth. Hollywood Game Night (1.1 adults) shed a tenth of a point from its time slot opener, and Parenthood (1.2 adults) grew by a tenth of a point. The network had a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.3 million viewers.
A boosted Vampire Diaries lead-in (1.0 adults) saw ratings improve for Reign. Averaging a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49, the drama was up two-tenths of a point. The CW averaged a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.97 million.