‘Big Bang Theory’ has another huge night for CBS in ratings, ABC’s ‘Scandal’ hits highs

By Daniel S Levine,

The Big Bang Theory just keeps getting bigger for CBS. The sitcom juggernaut had another record night, despite new programming on the other networks. ABC’s Scandal had another good night, also reaching new highs.

CBS won Thursday with an average 14.65 million viewers and a 3.6 18-49 rating. According to Zap2It, Big Bang had 19.8 million viewers, a new record for the series. Its 6.3 18-49 rating was also a record. Two and a Half Men followed with 14.3 million viewers and a 4.2 18-49 rating, notes The Wrap. Person of Interest followed with 15.6 million viewers and a 3.3 18-49 rating, while Elementary finished the night with 11.3 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. Expect Big Bang to come back to earth next week when American Idol premieres.

ABC followed with 7.8 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating. Although Last Resort has already been cancelled, it saw a 20 percent jump, drawing 5.8 million viewers and a 1.2 18-49 rating. Grey’s Anatomywas up to 9.2 million viewers and a 3.1 key demo rating, while Scandal hit highs with 8.4 million viewers and a 2.6 18-49 rating.

NBC’s shows also experienced a nice jump even though the network only averaged 3.9 million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating on the night. 30 Rock tied its season high with a 1.4 18-49 rating, notes THR. It had 3.8 million viewers. After the 1600 Penn pilot, The Office jumped to 4.5 million viewers and a 2.2 18-49 rating. A new 1600 Penn had 3.9 million viewers and a 1.6 18-49 rating, while Rock Center had 3.8 million viewers and a 1.1 18-49 rating.

As Fox still awaits Idol’s premiere, the network’s Mobbed and Glee repeat averaged 2.7 million viewers and just a 0.9 18-49 rating.

The CW’s Critics Choice Awards drew 1.9 million viewers and a 0.6 18-49 rating, its best numbers since 2006.

image: CBS

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