October 19, 2012 8:57am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Men' and 'Up All Night' Grow on Thursday
With its first hour of comedies growing from last week, CBS brought in a win among adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and total viewers (13.1 million) on Thursday night. Big Bang Theory started off up two tenths of a point to a 4.7 adults rating, the night's strongest across networks, while Two and a Half Men rose 14 percent to a season high of a 4.0 among adults 18-49. Person of Interest (2.8 adults rating) was down seven percent from its last broadcast, while Elementary (2.3 adults rating) fell eight percent.
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NFL preemption in ABC's San Francisco affiliate may mean their final numbers could change, but early returns have The Last Resort up six percent to a 1.7 adults rating. Grey's Anatomy (3.3 adults rating) was down 13 percent from its last showing, while Scandal was even with a 2.0 in the demo. ABC averaged a 2.4 with adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers.
30 Rock started out NBC's Friday night even with last week's 1.3 adults rating, while Up All Night jumped 27 percent to a 1.4 adults rating. The rest of the network's lineup all saw losses from their last showings two weeks ago. The Office (2.0 adults rating) was down nine percent, Parks & Recreation (1.6 adults rating) was down 16 percent and Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.9 adults rating) was down 10 percent. The network averaged a 1.4 adults rating and 3.5 million viewers.
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On the CW, The Vampire Diaries dropped 25 percent from its season opener to a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49. Beauty and the Beast took an even bigger spill in its second outing, dropping 42 percent to a 0.7 rating in the demo. (It premiered last week as the only scripted offering against the second presidential debate.) The CW averaged a 1.0 adults rating and 2.4 million viewers for the night.
Univision had a 1.4 adults rating for the night, while Fox, which aired game four of National League Championship Series NLCS, scored a preliminary 1.4 rating with 18-49-ers that will get a boost when time zone adjustments come in.