Ratings: Community/Parks Up, Hannibal Down, Beast Steady, Big Bang Rerun Outdraws Idol

Ratings Hannibal American Idol CommunityWith CBS and ABC largely in repeat mode this Thursday, fresh episodes of NBC’s Community and Parks and Recreation enjoyed gains.

Community ticked up 12 percent and a tenth to 3.2 million viewers and a 1.3, its best demo rating in six weeks. Similarly, each of Parks and Recreation‘s double-pump outings — leading out of an Office repeat — scored about 3.3 mil and a 1.7, the show’s two best ratings since Feb. 7.

Come 10 o’clock, Hannibal Episode 3 did 3.5 mil/1.4, down 20 and 18 percent week-to-week.

Over on The CW, bubble drama Beauty and the Beast rose 6 percent in total audience (to 1.6 million viewers) while steady with a 0.6 demo rating. Leading into that, Vampire Diaries (2.14 mil/0.9) was down 13 and 25 percent. And I thought my prom dates went bad!

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* American Idol (11.9 mil/2.9) slipped about 10 percent week-to-week, pending any upward adjustments due to a two-minute overrun. Glee (6.4 mil/2.2) dipped 4 percent and two tenths from its school shooting episode.

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* For the first time ever, a Big Bang Theory repeat outdrew American Idol in total viewers during their shared half hour — 11.2 mil vs. 11 mil — while besting it in the demo (3.o vs. 2.6) for a second straight week.

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* ABC’s Wife Swap (4.7 mil/1.5) inched up 4 percent and a tenth.

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