CBS’ Mom this Thursday night drew 12.3 million total viewers and a 2.8 demo rating, rising 23 and 22 percent from its previous, holiday-season outing to hit series highs in both measures.
Opening the Eye’s night, Big Bang Theory (17.8 mil/4.5) rose 15 percent, delivering a best-since-premiere audience. Two and a Half Men (10 mil/2.2) was up 15 percent, while The McCarthys (8 mil/1.7) gained 14 percent and a tenth. Elementary (8.4 mil/1.4) grew 10 percent and a tenth to hit and tie season highs.
NBC | Versus their New Year’s Day outings, The Biggest Loser (5 mil/1.3) surged some 40 percent, Bad Judge (3.1 mil/0.8) rose 48 and 60 percent and A to Z (2 mil/0.6) swelled some 50 percent. Parenthood kicked off its final salvo with 4.6 million viewers — its largest audience since its fall 2013 premiere — and a 1.4 rating, up a tenth from its fall finale to match its season high.
FOX | American Idol (11 mil/3.0) was down 18 and 23 percent from its year-ago Night 2, yet saw its best Night 1-to-Night 2 demo retention in six years.
ABC | The Taste (3.2 mil/0.9) rose 14 and 29 percent from its New Year’s Day outing.