Ratings: Secret Circle Rises, Missing Drops Hard, Community Steady, Scandal Upticks

Those Chance Harbor kiddies might have some fight left in ’em yet. The penultimate episode of The Secret Circle, which was not amongst The CW’s early pick-ups for the fall, saw gains of 7 and 20 percent this Thursday, with 1.23 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating.

Setting the table for TSC, The Vampire Diaries drew 2.44 mil and a 1.1, gaining 10 percent in total audience week-to-week.

The night’s biggest blow was absorbed by ABC freshman Missing, which at 6.3 mil/1.1 was down 21 percent in the demo.

Going hour by hour….

8 pm | American Idol‘s results show was rock-steady, drawing 15 million total viewers while scoring a 3.9 rating. The Big Bang Theory (13.6 mil/4.6) led Thursday in the demo, rising 12 percent; Rules of Engagement (9 mil/2.7) also was up some. Community held steady at 3.3 mil/1.4, while 30 Rock (3.1 mil/1.4) was down 12 percent.

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9 pm | Person of Interest (13 mil/2.5) dominated the hour in total audience, up 4 percent, while a steady-ish Grey’s Anatomy (9 mil/3.2) ruled the demo. Fox’s Touch rose 6 and 11 percent, to 6.8 mil/2.1. Both The Office (4.44 mil/2.3) and Parks and Recreation (3.35 mil/1.7) were up a bit.

10 pm | The Mentalist topped the hour this week with 12.7 million total viewers and a 2.4 rating, rising a few percentage points. ABC’s Scandal, at 6.8 mil/2.1, inched up a tenth in the demo. NBC’s Awake (2.14 mil/0.7) slipped another tenth in the demo but was steady in total audience.