TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Scandal’ Returns to Series High; Decent Start for ‘The Millers’, ‘Sean Saves the World’ & ‘Welcome to the Family’ Debut Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.9/9||2.8/8||1.8/5||1.6/5||1.3/4||1.0/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.9/6||2.4/8||1.6/6||1.2/4||1.1/4||1.1/4|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.734||8.545||5.774||4.545||3.538||2.348|
Last night’s Thursday Night Football game (Buffalo Bills/Browns) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Cleveland. As a result, the NBC numbers may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.
CBS was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from last week’s 5.5. The premiere of The Millers garnered a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from Two and Half Men’s 3.5 last season. The Crazy Ones earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating down 26 percent from last week’s 3.9. Two and a Half Men scored a series low 2.4, down 17 percent from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Elementary earned a 2.0 down 5 percent from last week’s 2.1 premiere rating
On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy earned a 3.0 down 12 percent from a 3.4 for last week’s two hour premiere. The season premiere of Scandal scored a3.6 adults 18-49 rating up a whopping 71 percent from a 2.1 for last season’s premiere and up 13 percent a 3.2 for last season’s finale. Your predictions were accurate.
On FOX, The X Factor earned a 2.0, down 5 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Glee garnered a 1.6 down 20 percent from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating.
On NBC, Parks & Recreation matched last week’s 1.3. The series premiere of Welcome to the Family scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 8 percent from a 1.3 for the premiere of Up All Night’s last season and ranking as the lowest rated NBC comedy premiere ever. The premiere of Sean Saves the World garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating down 24 percent from a 2.1 for last year’s premiere of The Office. The Michael J Fox Show notched a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 14 percent from a 2.2 for last week’s hour long premiere. Parenthood garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating up 6 percent from last week’s series low 1.6.
On the CW, the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 1.6 for last year’s premiere on Thursday, October 11, 2012. The series premiere of The Originals garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 1.2 for the series premiere of Beauty & the Beast.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, October 3, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||5.0/16||17.75|
|FOX||The X Factor||2.0/6||7.00|
|ABC||Scandal – Clip Show||1.6/5||5.74|
|NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.3/4||3.46|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries – Season Premiere||1.2/4||2.55|
|8:30||CBS||The Millers – Series Premiere||3.30||13.15|
|NBC||Welcome to the Family – Series Premiere||1.2/4||3.32|
|CBS||The Crazy Ones||2.9/8||11.76|
|NBC||Sean Saves the World – Series Premiere||1.6/4||4.90|
|CW||The Originals – Series Premiere||0.9/3||2.15|
|9:30||CBS||Two and a Half Men||2.4/7||9.26|
|NBC||The Michael J. Fox Show||1.9/5||5.92|
|10:00||ABC||Scandal – Season Premiere||3.6/10||10.51|
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.5/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.6/7.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.2/6.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.7/6 in metered-market households and a 0.8/5 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
- From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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