9:10am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: CBS Freshman Comedies Grow, Series Lows for 'Grey's' and 'Parks'
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.