10:08am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy' Inches Up With 9 O'Clock Move
The Big Bang Theory was the biggest thing going on a semi-sleepy Thursday night, though the CBS comedy did match its season low 3.4 rating among adults 18-49. Also helping the network secure its No. 1 status for the night, The Odd Couple (2.1 adults) rose two-tenths of a point and both Mom (2.0 adults) and Elementary (1.2 adults) held even.
After a special airing of its 11-year-old pilot episode (1.1 adults), a 9 p.m. Grey's Anatomy rose two-tenths of a point for a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 on ABC. American Crime dropped another two-tenths of a point with its Scandal lead-in, fetching a concerning 0.9 rating in the key demo.
Bones (1.0 adults), mostly steady with last week, was at a series low, while Backstrom (0.8 adults) was flat.
Dateline moved into The Slap's old 10 p.m. digs on NBC, pulling a steady 1.2 rating with adults 18-49.