Ratings: Community Rises, Reiser Falls

The message from Community viewers this Thursday was: Thanks for the memories!

The NBC comedy’s “clip show” drew 3.3 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, gaining 7 percent in the demo week-to-week. Enthusiasm for lead-out Paul Reiser, however, remained curbed: With 2.54 million viewers and a 0.9 rating, it dropped 23 and 18 percent, respectively, from its premiere.

Elsewehere this Thursday:

8/7c | American Idol‘s results show (of course) topped the night with 19.6 million viewers and a 5.6 demo rating, down a few points week-to-week. The Vampire Diaries (2.65 mil/1.1) dropped 15 percent in the demo.

9/8c | Bones and its “planted Finder pilot” episode delivered 11.1 million viewers and a 3.2 rating, dropping 7 and 14 percent. NBC’s The Office (6.8 mil/3.3) was down from Will Ferrell’s first visit, while Parks and Recreation (5.1 mil/2.5) held steady. Nikita back-flipped back onto that vexing bubble, sliding 12 percent to 1.94 million viewers and a 0.7.

10/9c | 30 Rock‘s hour-long 100th episode topped Mentalist and Private Practice repeats in the demo (with a 2.2) and enjoyed a tiny uptick in viewers (4.62 mil).

What did you enjoy this Thursday evening?