With CBS in repeat mode*, several Thursday shows — including three “bubble” series — rebounded from last week’s soft numbers.
NBC’s Community, with 3.2 million total viewers, a 1.4 demo rating and a luminous Gillian Jacobs, inched up 6 and 8 percent, while fellow NBC comedy Up All Night (3.2 mil/1.5) — leading out of a fresh Office episode — wrapped its freshman run with gains of more than 20 percent.
At 10 o’clock, with The Mentalist riding the pine, ABC’s Scandal (7.5 mil/2.1) upticked a bit; NBC’s Awake however stayed flat at 2.65 mil/0.9.
Elsewhere on the night….
8 pm | American Idol‘s results show (15.3 mil/4.2) was up 8 percent week-to-week. ABC’s Missing gained a few viewers (hitting 7.9 mil) but dipped a tenth in the demo (to a 1.4). Despite having a repeat Big Bang lead-in, Rules of Engagement held steady at 8.5 mil/2.7, while time slot rival 30 Rock (3 mil/1.4) was up 9 and 17 percent.
9 pm | Grey’s Anatomy (8.8 mil/2.9) saw slight gains, but found itself bested in its opening half hour by a Big Bang repeat (10.3 mil/3.0). Fox’s Touch (8.2 mil/2.3) gained 14 percent in audience. The Office (4.35 mil/2.1) dropped 10 percent to an all-time demo low (yet was NBC’s highest-rated Thursday program, so…).
* As our sister site Deadline points out, CBS is mulling the prospect of a two-hour Thursday comedy block for the 2012-13 TV season, pushing Person of Interest to 10 pm (and The Mentalist to a new night). The above numbers, from repeats no less, prove promising.
What were you tuned into this Thursday?