In fact, "Community" will be approaching series lows among young viewers, as will "American Idol," "Two and a Half Men," "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Office."
[Two notes: Just because the Daylight Savings Time Effect hasn't been a major factor this week doesn't mean it isn't still a real thing. TV usage among adults 18-49 was down by 9 percent in the 8 p.m. hour. Also, CBS' numbers may be slightly impacted by college basketball-based preemptions in roughly 3 percent of the country.]
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.1 rating for Thursday primetime, beating FOX's 2.5 rating in the key demographic. ABC was third with a 1.7 key demo rating, while NBC's 1.2 rating and The CW's 0.8 key demo rating followed.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 13.37 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/14 share for Thursday night, with FOX's 5.2/8 and 8.54 million viewers a distant second. ABC was third with a 3.8/6 and 5.63 million viewers. NBC's 3.15 million viewers and 2.1/3 still led the 2.015 million viewers and 1.2/2 for The CW.
[Univision averaged 3.45 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Thursday night.]
8 p.m. -
CBS won the 8 p.m. hour with a season low for "The Big Bang Theory" (15.71 million and a 4.5 key demo rating) and "Two and a Half Men" (12.4 million and a 3.3 key demo rating). FOX's "American Idol" averaged 11.63 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for the hour, beating "Men" in viewers and tying in the demo for the half-hour. ABC was far back in third with 4.49 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating for a repeat of "Shark Tank." NBC followed with "Community" (2.61 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo) and "Parks and Recreation" (3.01 million and a 1.6 key demo). The CW's "The Vampire Diaries
" averaged 2.49 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
"Person of Interest" averaged 14.57 million viewers and a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49 to win the 9 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC aired a new "Grey's Anatomy" in the middle of a pair of repeats and averaged only 8.015 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating. FOX's "Glee
" averaged 5.46 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo rating in third. On NBC, "The Office" (3.55 million and a 1.9 key demo) and "1600 Penn" (2.29 million and a 1.0 key demo) finished fourth. The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" averaged 1.54 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Elementary" cruised to a 10 p.m. win for CBS with 11.49 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's repeat of "Scandal" averaged 4.28 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating compared to the 3.72 million viewers and 0.9 key demo rating for NBC's repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
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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