Ratings: Two and a Half Men Surges With Series Finale, Odd Couple Opens Strong, Slap Softer, Blacklist Low

Two and Half Men Series Finale Ratings

CBS’ Two and a Half Men signed off with 13.2 million total viewers and a 3.1 demo rating, surging more than 40 percent week-to-week to deliver its best numbers since May and April of 2013, respectively.

TVLine readers gave the Sheen-less series ender an average grade of “C-.”

Opening the Eye’s night, Big Bang Theory (17.2 mil/4.4) slipped two tenths from its last fresh outing, while The Odd Couple debuted to 13.6 mil/3.1 (and a “B-” grade from TVLine readers), improving on Mom‘s last performance out of a fresh Bang (11.7 mil/2.8) and standing as this TV season’s most watched comedy launch. Elementary (8.1 mil/1.5) ticked up.

Elsewhere….

NBC | The Slap (3.9 mil/0.8) dropped 23 and 27 percent from its premiere, The Blacklist (7.5 mil/1.7) slipped to its smallest audience ever while steady in the demo opposite Mennnnn, and Allegiance (3.4 mil/0.9) rose two tenths from its debut.

ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (8.1 mil/2.5), Scandal (9.5 mil/3.2) and How to Get Away With Murder (8.8 mil/2.8) all ticked up in both audience and in the demo.

FOX | American Idol (8.9 mil/2.1) slipped 7 percent and two tenths week-to-week, while Backstrom (3.5 mil/0.9) fell 20 and 25 percent opposite Mennnnnn.

THE CW | Vampire Diaries (1.4 mil/0.7) ticked down in audience while matching last week’s series low demo; Reign (1 mil/0.4) was flat.

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