" was down a hair from the comparable hour last week, but it still dominated its hour and boosted "Glee
" to improved numbers over its last original airing. FOX rolled to easy Thursday wins in all key measures.
Meanwhile, NBC's "30 Rock
" hit a season high in total viewers, while ABC's "Scandal" drew its highest-ever repeat numbers. When did "highest ever repeat numbers" become a thing? Ask ABC.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 3.9 rating for Thursday primetime, topping the key demographic. ABC and CBS tied for second with a 2.0 key demo rating, followed by NBC's 1.3 rating and the 1.0 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 11.21 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/10 share for Thursday night, beating CBS' 5.9/9 and 9.26 million viewers. There was a big drop to ABC's 4.4/7 and 6.66 million viewers and then to NBC's 2.4/4 and 3.78 million viewers. The CW averaged 2.28 million viewers and a 1.4/2 for the night.
8 p.m. -
"American Idol" ruled the 8 p.m. hour with 15.53 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49. CBS was second with 10.03 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo rating for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men." ABC's series finale of "Last Resort" rose from last week and averaged 5.39 million viewers for third and a 1.2 key demo rating for fifth. NBC's "30 Rock" was up to 3.84 million and a 1.4 key demo rating in its penultimate week, while "Parks and Recreation
" was flat with 3.89 million viewers and down with a 1.7 key demo rating. The CW's "The Vampire Diaries
" averaged 2.74 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
A repeat of "Person of Interest" averaged 10 million viewers to win the 9 p.m. hour overall for CBS, coming in third with a 1.9 key demo rating. ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" averaged 8.875 million viewers for second and won the hour with a 3.0 key demo rating. FOX's "Glee" averaged 6.895 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo rating. On NBC, "The Office
" averaged 4.19 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo rating, while "1600 Penn" improved slightly from last week with 3.32 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating. The CW's "Beauty and the Beast
" averaged 1.815 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - CBS' repeat of "Elementary" won the 10 p.m. hour overall with 7.75 million viewers and finished second with a 1.5 key demo rating. ABC's "Scandal" was second with 5.71 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Rock Center" averaged 3.73 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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