Ratings: Bad Teacher Schools The Crazy Ones, Black Box Opens OK, Parks Ticks Up With Finale

Ratings Bad Teacher PremiereCBS’ Bad Teacher done good, debuting on the first Thursday of May Sweeps with 7.8 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating (per finals) — up 51 and 62 percent versus bubble comedy The Crazy Ones‘ week-ago season finale (which, admittedly, aired amid a sea of repeats), but also up 24 percent from Crazy Ones‘ season average.

TVLine readers gave the new comedy an average grade of “C+.”

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Opening the Eye’s night, Big Bang Theory (16 mil/4.5) slipped one tenth, The Millers (10.2 mil/2.4) dipped a tenth and Two and a Half Men (9.5 mil/2.5) was flat. Elementary capped things at 10 pm with 8.1 mil and a 1.6, flat in the demo but adding a handful of viewers.

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Elsewhere….

ABC | Leading out of a Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra encore (2.8 mil/0.6), Grey’s Anatomy (7.6 mil/2.3) fell 11 percent and three tenths (tying its series low). Black Box — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “C” — then debuted to 6.6 mil/1.5, up sharply from The Assets‘ Thursdays-at-10 premiere (3.8 mil/0.7) and marking ABC’s best 10 pm drama launch since Nashville (Oct. 2012).

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NBC | Parks and Recreation‘s perfect season finale drew 2.7 mil and a 1.0, up 13 percent and a tenth.

FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (4.8 mil/1.7) and Surviving Jack (3.9 mil/1.0) were flat, while American Idol (7.6 mil/1.8) shed a few eyeballs and dipped a tenth in the demo.

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THE CW | The Vampire Diaries (1.8 mil/0.8) and Reign (1.4 mil/0.5) each inched up a tenth in the demo.

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