9:06am PT by Philiana Ng
TV Ratings: 'Prime Suspect' Slips, 'Charlie's Angels' Grows
Charlie's Angels may have settled in its fourth week on the air, while Prime Suspect continued to slip in the ratings on Thursday.
ABC's reboot rose just slightly, but Angels (6 million total viewers, 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 demographic) was beaten by the CW's The Vampire Diaries in all key demos, including the advertiser-coveted 18-49. (Last week, Angels and Vampire Diaries tied.)
The Minka Kelly action drama -- and everything else at 8 p.m., for that matter -- was outdone by CBS juggernaut The Big Bang Theory (13.3 million, 4.4) and a repeat at 8:30 p.m. (12 million, 3.7) that replaced How to Be a Gentleman, debuting in its Saturday slot this weekend. (Next week, Rules of Engagement launches its new season after Big Bang Theory.) The Big Bang Theory rerun significantly outperformed the most recent Gentleman episode (3.7 vs. 2.5). CBS' Person of Interest (11.9 million, 2.7) topped its 9 p.m. hour in viewership and the demo and The Mentalist (12.3 million, 2.5) ranked No. 1 on the night in both categories as well.
While Angels saw a turn for the better (however small), NBC's Prime Suspect (4.5 million, 1.3) continued to slip. For the network, which recently gave it an additional order of six scripts and is repeating on Mondays at 10 p.m. for the time being, the continued decline will have to be addressed sooner rather than later. For the rest of the NBC lineup, all of its comedies rose -- with the exception of Whitney (4.2 million, 2.0). Community (3.8 million, 1.7), Parks & Recreation (4 million, 2.1) and The Office (6.1 million, 3.2) all picked up this week.
ABC's veteran medical procedurals Grey's Anatomy (9.7 million, 3.4) and Private Practice (6.7 million, 2.4) saw drastic improvements from their previous weeks. The former rising from its series low and the latter righting the ship after plunging 21 percent in 18-49 last week.
Fox still won the night overall with The X Factor (10.8 million, 3.6), which was originally scheduled to air on Wednesday, but due to the baseball playoffs, was pushed one day. The episode originally slated for Thursday air will be broadcast on Sunday. Compared to last week's Thursday telecast, X Factor lost nearly half a million viewers and was down two tenths in the demo.
The CW's Vampire Diaries (2.8 million, 1.4) grew 7 percent in total viewers and most notably, placed fourth in 18-49 in the 8 p.m. hour, beating Angels. Among 18-34, Vampire Diaries rose 14 percent (1.6), doubling what Angels posted. The Secret Circle (1.8 million, 0.8) remained steady in the demo but dropped 200,000 in viewers.