TV Ratings: 'Person of Interest', 'Scandal' Hit Highs
The two dramas see the Thursday's biggest surges, while "X Factor," "30 Rock," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Big Bang Theory" all dip.
CBS scored an easy win in adults 18-to-49 (3.4 rating) and total viewers (13.9 million) on Thursday night, starting with a slightly off The Big Bang Theory. The comedy was down two tenths of a point to a 5.3 rating, before Two and a Half Men (4.2) grew by the same measure. Person of Interest pulled a season high 3.2 adults rating, up three tenths of a point, while Elementary rose one tenth to a 2.3 in the demo. The networks' Denver affiliate carried the NFL game between the Broncos and Oakland Raiders, so final ratings are subject to change.
The X Factor fell three tenths on Fox, pulling a 2.4 rating among adults 18-to-49. Glee also was down, just a tenth, for a 2.1 in the demo. Fox averaged a 2.3 and 6.6 million viewers.
ABC's Last Resort saw a 20 percent bump for a 1.2 rating, before Grey's Anatomy tied its season low of a 3.0 (down just a tenth). Scandal improved on last week's high, pulling a 2.5 rating and marking a season and series high for the show. ABC averaged a 2.2 and 7.3 million viewers.
30 Rock (1.1 rating) was down two tenths on NBC, while Up All Night was steady with last week's 1.2 rating. The Office saw a two tenths bump from its series low for a 2.1. Parks and Recreation (1.5) and Rock Center (1.0) were both up just a tenth, giving NBC an average of a 1.3 and 3.5 million viewers.
The Vampire Diaries was down three tenths of a point to a 1.1, while Beauty and the Beast (0.5) was down just a tenth of a point. The CW averaged a 0.8 and 1.9 million viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.5 for the night.
Wednesday ratings will be available later today.