TV Ratings: CBS Freshman Comedies Grow, Series Lows for 'Grey's' and 'Parks'

NFL interruptions likely skew Fox and CW results, as steady outings of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Scandal" lead on their respective nets.
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Perennial Thursday victor The Big Bang Theory matched last week's 5.2 rating among adults 18-49, besting the rest of the night's broadcast outings by a wide margin. Freshman comedies The Millers (2.6 adults) and The Crazy Ones (2.2 adults) both improved from their latest outings, moving up two- and one-tenth of a point. Two and a Half Men (2.1 adults) held last week's score, while Elementary (1.8 adults) grew by two-tenths. CBS averaged a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 11 million viewers.

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A soft and steady Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (0.9 adults) led into a series low for Grey's Anatomy on ABC. The drama, averaging a 2.5 rating with adults 18-49, was off by a tenth of a point. Scandal (2.9 adults) held last week's score, giving ABC nightly averages of a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.9 million viewers.

Fox saw NFL interruption on its New Orleans affiliate, so scores could be inflated, but initial returns give The X Factor (1.6 adults) a three-tenths of a point boost from last week. Glee (1.6 adults) was up by one-tenth, with Fox averaging a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49.

The CW, tracking ahead of NBC in fast nationals, also saw NFL preemption on its Atlanta affiliate. A steady Vampire Diaries (1.3 adults) again topped ABC and NBC in the common hour. Reign (0.9 adults), up two-tenths, helped make up an average 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers for the night.

Back-to-back episodes of Parks and Recreation (1.0 adults) were both off by a tenth of a point, hitting a series low. Sean Saves the World (0.9 adults) and The Michael J. Fox Show (0.9 adults) both matched last week's scores, as did Parenthood (1.2 adults). NBC averaged a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers for the night. 

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