After several weeks of declines, the struggling reboot was up 2 percent in total viewers (5.9 million) and 8 percent in adults 18-49 (1.3). Lead-out Grey’s Anatomy also rebounded nicely from last week’s all-time low to finish a strong No. 2 behind Fox’s consistent X Factor.
The news was less promising for NBC’s recently picked-up Whitney, which sank to a series-low 2.0 on the demo. Rookie drama Prime Suspect, meanwhile, dipped to an alarming 1.3 among young adults.
Here’s the hour-by-hour breakdown:
8 pm | The Big Bang Theory (13.2 million total viewers/4.4 rating) once again topped the night in total viewers and 18-49, while an encore episode at 8:30 performed vastly better than previous occupant How to Be a Gentleman (11.9 mil vs. 7.5 mil). The X Factor averaged 10.8 mil and a 3.6, down a few notches week-to-week. NBC’s Community (3.4 mil/1.5) and Parks and Rec (4.13 mil/1.9) were steady, while The Vampire Diaries (what an episode!) grew 17 percent in 18-49 (1.4) and 7 percent in total viewers (2.8 million).
9 pm | Behind the second hour of X Factor, CBS’ Person of Interest was up a tick with 11.8 million viewers and a 2.7 rating, while Grey’s added a million viewers (to 9.7 million) and was up 10 percent in the demo (to 3.5). The Office (6 mil/3.2) posted a slight increase in both measures, while Whitney (4.2 mil/2.0) was down. The CW’s Secret Circle (1.84 mil/0.8) was down a tick in viewers by even in 18-49.
10 pm | The Mentalist was down but still dominant with 12.2 million total viewers and a 2.5 rating, while Private Practice surged 10 percent in viewers (6.7 mil) and 14 percent in the demo (2.4). Last and least was NBC’s declining Prime Suspect, which was down slightly in both measures (4.5 mil/1.3)