Ratings: Community/Parks Up, Hannibal Down, Beast Steady, Big Bang Rerun Outdraws Idol
Community ticked up 12 percent and a tenth to 3.2 million viewers and a 1.3, its best demo rating in six weeks. Similarly, each of Parks and Recreation‘s double-pump outings — leading out of an Office repeat — scored about 3.3 mil and a 1.7, the show’s two best ratings since Feb. 7.
Come 10 o’clock, Hannibal Episode 3 did 3.5 mil/1.4, down 20 and 18 percent week-to-week.
Over on The CW, bubble drama Beauty and the Beast rose 6 percent in total audience (to 1.6 million viewers) while steady with a 0.6 demo rating. Leading into that, Vampire Diaries (2.14 mil/0.9) was down 13 and 25 percent. And I thought my prom dates went bad!
* American Idol (11.9 mil/2.9) slipped about 10 percent week-to-week, pending any upward adjustments due to a two-minute overrun. Glee (6.4 mil/2.2) dipped 4 percent and two tenths from its school shooting episode.
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* For the first time ever, a Big Bang Theory repeat outdrew American Idol in total viewers during their shared half hour — 11.2 mil vs. 11 mil — while besting it in the demo (3.o vs. 2.6) for a second straight week.
* ABC’s Wife Swap (4.7 mil/1.5) inched up 4 percent and a tenth.