NBC’s 30 Rock launched its final season with 3.4 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, a tenth below both last season’s premiere and finale and down 15 and 23 percent from Community‘s year-ago premiere in the Thursday lead-off spot. (That said, its numbers were on par with Community‘s May finale.)
Leading out of that, Up All Night (3.1 mil/1.4) and The Office (4.1 mil/2.1) were flat in the demo week-to-week, while Parks and Recreation (3.5 mil/1.9) saw a 19 percent bump.
The night’s most watched and highest rated program was The Big Bang Theory (15.4 million total viewers, 4.9 rating), down just a hair and two tenths week-to-week; Two and a Half Men (12.7 mil/3.7) followed with gains in both measures. Person of Interest at 9 o’clock (14.6 mil/3.1) ticked up in both audience and the demo, while Elementary (11.2 mil/2.6) dipped 16 percent from its series debut.
Over on ABC, Last Resort (7.9 mil/1.9) slipped 16 percent from its premiere, Grey’s Anatomy (10.6 mil/3.8) was down about 10 percent and Scandal held rock-steady at 6.8 mil/2.1.
Fox’s The X Factor was flat at 9.1 mil/3.1, while Glee‘s “Break Up” episode (6.2 mil/2.6) rose 8 percent (yet saw its audience decline/make a Kleenex run across the hour).
Last but never least, the season finale of The CW’s The Next (902,000 viewers/0.3 rating saw a 30 percent surge in total audience.
What were you tuned into this Thursday night?