9:08am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Parenthood' Rebounds, ABC Leads for Second Thursday
Thursday Night Football returned to CBS last night — at least for Cleveland viewers. The Ohio market saw FNL preemptions on the network, as NBC did in Cincinnati, prompting tentative scores out of both networks for the night.
Regardless, ABC took the night in the key demo of adults 18-49. Flanked by steady outings of Grey's Anatomy (2.4 rating in the key adults demo) and How to Get Away With Murder (2.7 adults), Scandal was off two-tenths of a point for a 2.8 with adults under 50.
CBS led in viewers and had the night's biggest player in The Big Bang Theory. Steady with a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49, it was not the only comedy to hold from last week. Mom (2.6 adults), Two and a Half Men (2.3 adults) and The McCarthys (1.7 adults) were also steady. Elementary improved two-tenths of a point for a 1.4 rating in the key demo.
The Biggest Loser (1.3 adults) improved two-tenths of a point on NBC. Lame-duck sitcoms Bad Judge and A to Z, both canceled last week but permitted to finish producing their original orders, were also improved for a respective 1.1 and 1.0 rating in the key demo. Parenthood (1.4 adults) moved up by three-tenths of a point.
Fox saw outings of Bones (1.3 adults) and Gracepoint (0.7 adults) perform in line with last week. And on The CW, The Vampire Diaries (0.7 adults) and Reign (0.4 adults) were similarly steady.