NBC’s The Blacklist christened its new Thursday home with 10.1 million total viewers and a 2.4 demo rating (per finals), adding a few eyeballs but down a tenth in the demo versus its midseason finale.
That said, The Blacklist drew more viewers than time slot rival Scandal (9.6 mil/3.2), and thus was Thursday’s most watched drama — an honor NBC has not claimed since ER‘s April 2009 series finale.
Oh, I almost forgot: Blacklist improved on the Bad Judge/A to Z combo by some 400 percent.
At 10 pm, the spy drama Allegiance — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B” — premiered to 5 mil and a 1.1, down 11 and 35 percent from Parenthood‘s week-ago finale. #MattsARabblerouser #Parenthood2
CBS | Big Bang (17.1 mil/4.6) ticked up a tenth, while Mom (11.8 mil/2.8) and the antepenultimate Two and a Half Men (9.4 mil/2.3) were all steady. A 9:30 Big Bang rerun (8.2 mil/2.0) outperformed The McCarthys‘ most recent outing (7.1 mil/1.6). In turn, Elementary (7.8 mil/1.5) rose two tenths, easily besting Allegiance in both measures.
ABC | Grey’s Anatomy 8 mil/2.3) slipped 10 and 18 percent, while Scandal (9.6 mil/3.2) and How to Get Away… (8.3 mil/2.7) each were down 10 and 12 percent.
FOX | American Idol (9.7 mil/2.4) ticked up in viewers and added two tenths in the demo week-to-week; Backstrom (3.6 mil/1.0) dropped another 30 percent.
THE CW | Vampire Diaries (1.6 mil/0.7) matched last week’s series low; Reign (970K/0.4) was flat.