Ratings: Big Bang Ties an All-Time High, Men Hits Season High, The CW's Beast Beefs Up

Big Bang Theory All-Time High AudienceBazinga! The Big Bang Theory this Thursday inched up 4 percent in total audience to deliver an all-time high of 16.54 million viewers, while scoring a 5.0 demo rating (down 4 percent week-to-week).

That teed up a Miley-high Two and a Half Men (14.1 mil/4.0) for gains of 11 percent, hitting and matching season highs.

Leading out of the hitcoms, Person of Interest rose to a season-high audience of 14.7 mil, while staying flat in the demo (with a 2.9). Elementary then capped CBS’ night with a time slot-winning 10.7 mil/2.2, dipping 8 percent in the demo.

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Among Thursday’s other gainers, ABC’s Last Resort (6 mil/1.4) ticked up a tenth in the demo, Grey’s Anatomy (9.2 mil/3.2) reclaimed the demo lead from POI, rising two tenths, and The CW’s Beauty and the Beast (1.9 mil/0.7) saw gains of 9 and 17 percent.

Buoyed by a special The Voice lead-in, NBC’s The Office (5.3 mil/2.5) surged more than 30 percent, while Parks and Recreation (3.84 mil/1.8) enjoyed lifts of 15 percent and a tenth.


* The Voice, with 9.1 million total viewers and a 3.0 rating, was down 13 and 21 percent from Wednesday’s telecast.

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* The X Factor, facing off against The Voice, drew 6.3 mil/2.3, flat versus last Thursday. Glee led out of that with 5.7 mil/2.4, dipping 6 and 8 percent from its last fresh outing.

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* The Vampire Diaries opened The CW’s night with 3 mil/1.4, down 9 percent and a tenth.

* ABC’s Scandal held steady at 6.1 mil/2.0.