‘The Voice’ fails to top CBS in Thursday ratings, ‘Big Bang Theory’ has big night

By Daniel S Levine,

NBC’s week of special The Voice episodes continued Thursday night and helped lift the network, but it could not top CBS’ Thursday juggernauts.

CBS easily won the night in both viewers and ratings, drawing 13.59 million on the night and a 3.2 18-49 rating, notes HitFix. The Big Bang Theory was down slightly, but was still the top-rated and most-watched show of the night, drawing 16.54 million viewers and a 5.0 18-49 rating. was up with 14.09 million viewers and a 4.0 18-49 rating. Person of Interest was also up significantly in viewers with 14.73 million and a 2.9 key demo rating, while Elementary ended the night with 10.73 million viewers and a 2.2 18-49 rating.

ABC came in second in viewers with 7.09 million, but had just a 2.2 18-49 rating on the night. Last Resort kicked off with just under 6 million viewers and a 1.4 18-49 rating, which was up 8 percent, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Grey’s Anatomy followed with 9.2 million viewers and a 3.2 18-49 rating, while Scandal had 6.12 million viewers and a 2.0 18-49 rating.

NBC averaged just over 6 million viewers and a 2.1 18-49 rating. The Voice kicked off with 9.1 million viewers and a 3.0 18-49 rating. Entertainment Weekly reports that this helped The Office jump to 5.3 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating. Parks & Recreation was also up to 3.8 million viewers and a 1.8 18-49 rating. Rock Center had just 4.37 million viewers and a 1.1 rating.

NBC actually aired five hours of The Voice this week and Thursday’s comparatively low numbers may have just shown that viewers are growing a bit tired of it.

Fox had a hair under 6 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating. The X Factor was up to 6.28 million viewers and a 2.3 18-49 rating. Glee was back, falling to 5.73 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating.

Over at The CW, Vampire Diaries had just under 3 million viewers and a 1.4 18-49 rating, while Beauty & The Beast had 1.85 million and a 0.7 rating.

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