Ratings: Grey's Fall Finale and Private Practice Rise Versus CBS Repeats, Bones Dips

With CBS’ Thursday dramas in repeat mode, both Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice seized an opportunity this week to post ratings gains.

Uncorking its emotional fall finale, Grey’s drew 11.2 million total viewers while scoring a 4.0 rating, up 17 and 11 percent week-to-week. (You can read my spoiler-filled review here.)  Private Practice then went on to enjoy identical percent increases, delivering 7.7 mil and a time slot-winning 2.9 opposite a Mentalist rerun.

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Seattle Grace’s gain was Bones‘ loss, however, as the Fox procedural dipped double digits from its strong season premiere to draw 8.83 mil and a 2.7.

Elsewhere on Thursday:

8 pm | Big Bang Theory dominated the night with 15.7 million total viewers and a 5.2 rating, down just a hair versus last week’s boffo numbers; Rules of Engagement (11.8 mil/3.6) held even steadier. The X Factor‘s Top 11 results show (10.2 mil/3.3) was down 11 percent week-to-week.

Charlie’s Angels ascended to TV heaven with 5.13 million viewers and a series-low 1.1 rating. NBC’s sitcombo of Community (3.47 mil/1.5) and Parks and Rec (3.6 mil/1.8) fell double digits.Vampire Diaries‘ fall finale drew 3.33 mil and a 1.3, flat in total audience but down 19 percent in the demo.

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9 pm | The Person of Interest repeat placed second (behind Grey’s) in total viewers with 9.1 mil. The Office (5.9 mil/3.0) dipped 6 percent, while Whitney was rock-steady at 4.3 mil/2.1. The Secret Circle‘s fall finale drew 2.16 mil and a 0.8, down 5 and 11 percent.

10 pm | The Mentalist repeat dominated the hour in total viewers, with 10 mil, and placed second (behind Private Practice) in the demo (with a 1.9). NBC’s bubble-riding Prime Suspect (4.8 mil/1.2) gained 7 percent in audience while holding steady in the demo.

What were you watching this Thursday?

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