CBS’ 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+.”
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.
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).
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.
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.