TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Leads Thursday With 200th Episode

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Much like nights earlier in the week, Thursday saw little ratings movement on the broadcast networks. That's especially good news for ABC, which saw lows for its trio of dramas last week.

The big story of the night, however, was the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory. The aging CBS mega-hit brought a steady 3.7 rating among adults 18-49 to easily top every other Thursday series. And, with 15.7 million viewers, it was also a bigger draw than the GOP debate on CNN and Telemundo. Life in Pieces (2.2 adults), Mom (1.8 adults) and Elementary (1.1 adults) all held steady with the previous week as well. 2 Broke Girls managed to grow two-tenths of a point to a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49.

Fox brought an overall demo victory for the night with a steady American Idol. Its live telecast averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 over the course of two hours.

As for ABC, Grey's Anatomy again topped its lead-outs with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. Scandal (1.7 adults) and How to Get Away With Murder (1.5 adults) followed.

NBC also was steady with You, Me and the Apocalypse (0.6 adults), The Blacklist (1.3 adults) and Shades of Blue (1.0 adults).

Legends of Tomorrow (0.9 adults) and The 100 (0.6 adults) were stable on The CW.