NBC’s Community on Thursday at 8/7c returned to 3.7 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating.
The second episode of the Season 5 premiere then retained 3 million and a 1.2, averaging out to 3.4 mil/1.3 — down 13 and 32 percent from the comedy’s previous opener (3.9 mil/1.9) but on par with its May finale.
TVLine readers gave the double-episode premiere an average grade of — you guessed it — “A-.”
Continuing the Peacock’s night, Sean Saves the World (2.8 mil/0.8) and The Michael J Fox Show (2.5 mil/0.8) slipped two tenths and one tenth, respectively, but Parenthood (4 mil/1.3) ticked up a tenth.
Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory drew 19 mil and a 5.3, up 7 percent and two tenths from its fall finale. The Millers (11.6 mil/2.9) rose three tenths in the demo, Crazy Ones (8.2 mil/2.0) ticked up one tenth and Two and a Half Men (8.6 mil/2.1) gained two tenths. (Who would watch an Odette Annable/Clark Duke/upstart software company sitcom? Because I would.)
Elementary closed the Eye’s night with 9 mil and a 1.8, up a tenth from its last outing.
ABC’s The Taste drew 4.7 mil and a 1.2 rating across its two-hour run, down sharply from its freshman premiere (5.8 mil/2.1, on a Tuesday) but on par with its finale (3.5 mil/1.2) and improving on Wonderland‘s most recent numbers in its 8 o’clock hour (4.9 mil/1.2 vs. 3.3 mil/0.8).
The eight-part miniseries The Assets then debuted to 3.8 mil and a 0.7 aka the lowest rated in-season drama launch for a Big 4 network ever, “beating” Do No Harm‘s 0.9. Gonna be a lonnnng nine weeks for ABC.