Ratings: World Series Makes Thursday Comedies Sad, While Vampire Diaries Hits a High

Fox’s coverage of a ridonkulously intense, extra-innings World Series Game 6 dominated Thursday’s ratings, putting frowns on almost all of the CBS and NBC comedies.

Thurday’s scripted dramas fared less badly, with Vampire Diaries (3.15 million viewers/1.4 demo rating) even hitting a season high in total viewers and Secret Circle (2.33 mil/1.0) enjoying a 10 percent bump.

Numbers for the World Series will be in shortly. In the meantime, here’s how the rest of the night netted out:

8 pm | The Big Bang Theory (14.26 million viewers/4.5 rating) was down 12 percent in the demo — but hey, bested the first half-hour of the WS! — while lead-out Rules of Engagement (10.8 mil/3.4) only dipped 6 percent from its season opener. Over on NBC, Community (3.46 mil/1.4) dropped 18 percent in the demo, while Parks and Rec (3.9 mil/1.8) built on its lead-in yet itself was down 14 percent.

ABC’s presentation of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown placed third in the hour with 7.4 mil and a 2.4 — doubling Charlie’s Angels‘ most recent demo rating and improving on its audience by a third.

9 pm | Grey’s Anatomy (9.8 mil/3.7) led scripted shows in the demo, inching up 3 percent week-to-week, while Person of Interest (11.53 mil/2.6, down a few percentage points) had more total viewers. NBC’s The Office (5.45 mil/2.8) dropped 15 percent in the demo, but Whitney (4.3 mil/2.1) gained 5 percent. Huh.

10 pm | Distantly trailing the later innings of the World Series, The Mentalist placed second in the hour, holding steady with 12.2 mil/2.5. Private Practice, at 6.6 mil and a 2.4, was up 4 percent, but NBC’s Prime Suspect (4.1 mil/1.1) dropped double digits.

What were you watching this Thursday?

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