NBC’s limited series The Slap opened on Thursday with 5.1 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating (per finals), up a tick from last week’s 8 pm Blacklist repeat and down 12 percent in the demo from Biggest Loser‘s Jan. 29 finale.
TVLine readers gave the dysfunctional family drama an average grade of “C.”
At 9 o’clock, The Blacklist (8.2 mil/1.7) dropped 19 and 29 percent from its Thursday debut, to a series low. Allegiance (3.7 mil/0.7) tumbled 28 and 37 percent from its premiere.
ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (7.8 mil/2.3) and How to Get Away (8.4 mil/2.7) were steady, while Scandal (9.3 mil/3.1) ticked down but reclaimed its status as Thursday’s most watched drama.
FOX | Idol (9.6 mil/2.3) dipped a tenth week-to-week, while Backstrom (4.4 mil/1.2) rose 20 percent in Week 3.
CBS | Leading out of an old Bang, Mom (10.2 mil/2.1) fell 25 percent in the demo. The penultimate Two and a Half Men (9.3 mil/2.1) slipped two tenths, and Elementary (7.9 mil/1.4) ticked down.
THE CW | The Vampire Diaries (1.5 mil/0.7) and Reign (1 mil/0.4) were flat.