Ratings: Big Bang Theory Draws a Record Crowd, Vampire Diaries Drops, Glee Dips

Big Bang Ratings Hit Series HighStop us if you’ve heard this one before, but… The Big Bang Theory this Thursday drew its largest audience ever — 17.4 million viewers — while scoring a season-high 5.5 demo rating (up 8 percent week-to-week).

The CBS hitcom of course had just last week tied its previous all-time high in total audience, with 16.7 mil.

Leading out of the ever-bigger Bang, Two and a Half Men (13.9 million viewers, 4.1 rating) rose a tenth in the demo to its own season high. Person of Interest (14.5 mil/3.1) also hit a season high, gaining two tenths to tie Grey’s Anatomy. Elementary (10.7 mil/2.3) capped CBS’ night by inching up a tenth.

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Over on ABC, Last Resort — with what was buzzed to be a make-or-break episode, full-season pick-up-wise — dipped just a smidgen to 5.8 mil/1.3. Grey’s Anatomy (8.7 mil/3.1) slipped 6 percent, while Scandal (6.1 mil/2.1) rose two tenths in the demo.

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The CW’s Vampire Diaries (2.8 mil/1.2) dropped 20 percent in the demo, while Beauty and the Beast (1.6 mil/0.6) slipped a tenth.

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Fox’s The X Factor — which last Thursday faced The Voice — rose 15 and 4 percent to 7.3 mil/2.4. Leading out of that, Glee (5.3 mil/2.1) was down 7 and 12 percent.

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Lastly, NBC’s 30 Rock (4.4 mil/1.2) was flat, Up All Night (3.12 mil/1.3) dipped 7 percent, The Office (4.2 mil/2.0) inched up (from its last outing with a normal lead-in) and Parks and Recreation (3.6mil/1.7) held steady.

What were you tuned into this Thursday?