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TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' tops night, 'Crazy Ones,' 'Grey's Anatomy' slip

By Kyle Johnson,

There were no surprises in the Thursday night ratings as The Big Bang Theory topped all other shows and ABC lost some steam with its two popular dramas.

For the night, CBS averaged a 2.7 in the advertiser-important 18-49 demographic and 10.69 million viewers. HitFix reports Big Bang started things off with an increase in the demo from last week with a 5.2 in the demo and The Millers remained strong with a 3.0 key rating. In its new timeslot, The Crazy Ones didn't do well and slipped to 1.7 in the demo, but Two and a Half Men was up slightly with a 2.7 rating.

ABC saw slips in its shows and averaged only a 2.1 in the demo and 6.58 million viewers. Once Upon a Time returned down to a 0.8 in the demo and Grey's Anatomy slipped to a 2.6 rating. Scandal ended the down night for the network with a 2.8 in the demo.

Fox finished third with a 1.5 in the demo, but edged ABC in viewership with 6.65 million viewers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, American Idol dipped in the demo to a 2.2 and Rake stayed even with its low 0.8 rating.

With a 1.1 in the 18-49 demo and 3.3 million viewers, NBC remained in fourth place with only minor improvement from a couple of originals. Community remained even with last week at a 1.0, but Parks and Recreation saw improvement with a 1.2 rating. Hollywood Game Night isn't proving to be a strong successor to the network's two cancelled comedies with a 1.1 in the demo and Parenthood did increase slightly with a 1.2 in the demo.

The CW pulled in a 0.8 in the demo and 1.97 million viewers. Vampire Diaries averaged a 1.0 in the demo, while Reign increased somewhat to a 0.7 in the demo.

image courtesy of CBS

 

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