TV Ratings: 'Parks and Recreation' bows out up, 'Bad Teacher,' 'Black Box' unimpressive

By Kyle Johnson,

Parks and Recreation finished its season on Thursday slightly up, while Bad Teacher and Black Box were fairly unimpressive in the ratings for their midseason debuts.

CBS took the night with a 2.4 in the 18-49 demographic and 9.945 million viewers. The Big Bang Theory was down slightly to a 4.3, while The Millers followed with a 2.5 demo rating, reports HitFix. Two and a half Men took in a 2.5 in the demo and Bad Teacher premiered with a 2.1, which while nothing special, was still better than how The Crazy Ones was doing before it closed out. Elementary was even with a 1.6 rating.

Trailing far behind CBS was Fox, which averaged a 1.5 in the demo and 5.3 million viewers. Hell's Kitchen was steady with a 1.7 and Surviving Jack was too with a 1.0. American Idol dipped slightly to a 1.8 rating.

ABC decided to start the night off with a repeat showing of Behind the Scandalabra, which while it did well when it was a new, didn't interest much of anyone a second time, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network averaged a 1.4 in the 18-49 demo and 5.7 million viewers. Grey's Anatomy dipped to a 2.3 rating on the night and Black Box debuted to a 1.5 in the demo.

NBC averaged a 1.0 in the demo and 2.5 million viewers. A one-hour Parks and Rec closed out its latest season slightly up to a 1.0, which is about what the season averaged. A Digital Shorts special pulled in the same numbers in the demo.

The CW averaged a 0.6 in the demo and 1.59 million viewers behind a steady Vampire Diaries and a slightly up Reign; respectively, they averaged a 0.7 and 0.5 rating.



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