8:57am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Parks and Recreation' Gets a Boost, 'Hannibal' and 'Idol' Dip
Off three tenths of a point from last week's final returns, Thursday's episode of American Idol (2.9 adults) still topped the night's broadcast offerings. Followed by an episode of Glee (2.2 adults), down two tenths of a point, Fox averaged a 2.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers.
Encores of CBS' usual Thursday block fetched the network a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and a winning 9.25 million viewers.
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NBC saw Community (1.3 adults) rise a tenth of a point from last week. Following a special encore of The Office, back-to-back episodes of Parks and Recreation both earned a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49. Both were up two tenths of a point from last week's 8:30 airing. Hannibal (1.4 adults) slipped three tenths of a point at 10 p.m., giving the network a nightly average of a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers.
Wife Swap (1.5 adults) was the only new broadcast on ABC, rising by a tenth of a point from last week. The network pulled a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers.
On the CW, both Vampire Diaries (0.9 adults) and Beauty and the Beast (0.5 adults) were back from encores, giving the network a 0.7 adults rating and 1.9 million viewers for the night.
Univision averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.