Grey’s Anatomy in turn slipped to 8.6 mil/2.6, down two tenths to match its all-time low demo. Scandal, however, capped ABC’s night with gains of 6 percent and two tenths, hitting its second-best numbers ever (9.5 mil/3.3).
Over on The CW, Vampire Diaries surged some 30 percent to 2.8 mil and a 1.3, besting both ABC’s Wonderland and NBC’s 8 o’clock comedy hour. Reign — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B-” — premiered to 2 mil/0.8, which was (UPDATE) on par with Beauty and the Beast’s first “regular” Thursdays-at-9 outing (2 mil/0.7) and demonstrated slightly better retention out of TVD (62 vs. 54 percent).
CBS | Big Bang Theory (17.2 mil/4.9) and Two and a Half Men (8.5 mil/2.1) each dropped two tenths, with the latter hitting a series-low rating. The Millers (12.2 mil/3.2) rose two tenths, while The Crazy Ones (9.5 mil/2.5) ticked up a tenth. Elementary closed CBS’ night with 8.4 mil and a 1.6, down 8 and 16 percent and hitting a demo low.
NBC | Parks and Recreation (3.2 mil/1.3), Welcome to the Family (2.5 mil/0.9) and Sean Saves the World (3.4 mil/1.1) all inched up a tenth, while The Michael J Fox Show (3.5 mil/1.2) lost some eyeballs but was steady in the demo. Parenthood (4 mil/1.3) added some viewers and a tenth.
FOX | ALCS Game 5 coverage averaged 8.4 mil and a 2.4, on par with the night prior and up 41 percent in the demo from last year’s NLCS Game 5.