Ratings: Vampire Diaries Beats Its ABC and NBC Rivals, Beast Rises, Community Dips

Vampire Diaries Ratings Beats ABC, NBCThe CW’s The Vampire Diaries this Thursday rose 30 percent week-to-week to score a 1.3 demo rating, thus besting its rivals on both ABC (Zero Hour, down 21 percent from its premiere to a 1.1) and NBC (where Community and the Parks and Rec wedding episode averaged 1.2).

In total audience, TVD was up 26 percent to 2.9 million viewers.

Beauty and the Beast in turn ticked up 11 percent and a tenth to 1.56 mil/0.6, even with an extra hour of Idol in the mix.

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Over on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy (8.54 mil/3.0) rose two tenths week-to-week (and opposite Idol), while Scandal (7.6 mil/2.7) shed a few eyeballs and was flat in the demo. Zero Hour had 5.3 million viewers.

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NBC’s aforementioned Community (3.1 mil/1.1) added some viewer yet ticked down a tenth, while both Parks and Rec episodes (3.0 mil/1.3, 2.9 mil/1.4) were down from last week’s 3.2 mil/1.5. Freshman 1600 Penn (2.3 mil/1.0) fell 9 percent to its lowest rating to date. This week’s SVU repeat (3.3 mil/1.1) did 57 percent better in the demo than the last Do No Harm.

Fox’s two-hour American Idol blast drew 13.5 mil and a 3.9, rising 7 percent and two tenths versus last Thursday.

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (17.4 mil/5.4) led Thursday in total audience and in the demo, yet dipped some. Two and a Half Men led out of that with 13.4 mil/3.9, up on both counts. Sarah Shahi’s kick-ass Person of Interest episode (14.1 mil/2.9) dipped a tenth in an atypical American Idol face-off, and Elementary (11.1 mil/2.3) was steady.

What were you tuned into this Thursday?