Uncorking its emotional fall finale, Grey’s drew 11.2 million total viewers while scoring a 4.0 rating, up 17 and 11 percent week-to-week. (You can read my spoiler-filled review here.) Private Practice then went on to enjoy identical percent increases, delivering 7.7 mil and a time slot-winning 2.9 opposite a Mentalist rerun.
Seattle Grace’s gain was Bones‘ loss, however, as the Fox procedural dipped double digits from its strong season premiere to draw 8.83 mil and a 2.7.
Elsewhere on Thursday:
8 pm | Big Bang Theory dominated the night with 15.7 million total viewers and a 5.2 rating, down just a hair versus last week’s boffo numbers; Rules of Engagement (11.8 mil/3.6) held even steadier. The X Factor‘s Top 11 results show (10.2 mil/3.3) was down 11 percent week-to-week.
Charlie’s Angels ascended to TV heaven with 5.13 million viewers and a series-low 1.1 rating. NBC’s sitcombo of Community (3.47 mil/1.5) and Parks and Rec (3.6 mil/1.8) fell double digits.Vampire Diaries‘ fall finale drew 3.33 mil and a 1.3, flat in total audience but down 19 percent in the demo.
9 pm | The Person of Interest repeat placed second (behind Grey’s) in total viewers with 9.1 mil. The Office (5.9 mil/3.0) dipped 6 percent, while Whitney was rock-steady at 4.3 mil/2.1. The Secret Circle‘s fall finale drew 2.16 mil and a 0.8, down 5 and 11 percent.
10 pm | The Mentalist repeat dominated the hour in total viewers, with 10 mil, and placed second (behind Private Practice) in the demo (with a 1.9). NBC’s bubble-riding Prime Suspect (4.8 mil/1.2) gained 7 percent in audience while holding steady in the demo.
What were you watching this Thursday?