TV Ratings Thursday: 'Community' Flat, 'The Crazy Ones' & 'Two and a Half Men' Hit Lows + 'Rake' Slides

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January 31st, 2014


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/7 2.2/6 1.6/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.7/6 1.3/4 1.1/4 0.8/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 11.300 8.267 4.155 3.168 3.603 2.022

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 5.1 adults 18-49 rating, down from its last original's 5.7 adults 18-49 rating January 9. The Millers earned a 2.8, down half a ratings point from its last original's 3.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Crazy Ones earned a series low tying 1.9, down half a ratings point from its last original's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men earned a series low tying 1.9, down half a ratings point from its last original's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary matched the 2.0 it earned January 9.

On FOX, American Idol earned a 3.1, down three tenths from last Thursday’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Rake garnered a 1.3, down four tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Community matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Parks & Recreation matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Saturday Night Live Presents: an SNL Sports Spectacular earned a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Taste earned a 1.0, down a tenth from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Vampire Diaries scored a 1.0, down two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Reign earned a 0.7, up a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, January 30, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.1 15 18.88
FOX American Idol 3.1 9 11.23
NBC Community 1.1 3 2.99
ABC The Taste (8-10PM) 1.0 3 3.53
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.0 3 2.36
8:30PM CBS The Millers 2.8 8 11.79
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.2 4 2.59
9:00PM CBS The Crazy Ones 1.9 5 8.27
NBC Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular (9-11PM) 1.8 5 4.75
FOX Rake 1.3 4 5.30
CW Reign 0.7 2 1.69
9:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men 1.9 5 8.55
10:00 PM CBS Elementary 2.0 6 10.16
ABC Shark Tank -R 1.0 3 3.75


Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.5/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.9/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • kev

    good week for the CW

  • Ron

    By the way don’t worry TTP will be under million views and .4 when moving to monday :)

  • Black is Power

    So sad for The Crazy Ones
    Go Elementary!

  • JR35

    Will TBBT be adjusted up 2-3 tenths? :) It totally dominates that half hour.

  • battye

    Community’s 1.1 is against a combined 7.9 from CBS and Fox, while Parks and Recreation’s 1.2 comes against 6.1… If Community’s job is just to shield the rest of the line-up from the 8pm juggernaut I guess it’s doing its job relatively speaking.

  • CBSviewers

    The Millers airs after The Big Bang Theory because CBS knows it’s their weakest comedy. They didn’t really have faith in it that’s why it’s there.

  • Dan

    @CBS Viewer – Yes but Mom is on an overall lower rated night. Plus TCO has worse retention (It should be expected to pull a 2.7. A 1.9 is terrible.

    Two and a Half Men seems to be in danger though.

  • Dante


    Oh. I had no idea The Crazy Ones was owned by Fox and The Millers was a CBS owned program. Well, that makes a huge difference. I still wish TCO had the post-TBBB slot from the beginning of the season but it is what it is. I guess it won’t be back. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

  • JJA

    I hate to say it, but Reign will probably drop to a .6 again. Still, it was an incredibly good episode, and the show keeps delivering.

    The Vampire Diaries has gotten awful as of late. Either that, or it just took fans this long to figure out how bad it is. Regardless, Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Reign are all better shows.

  • Carl

    Considering all the drops, Parks and Rec and Elementary holding up is a nice surprise.

    Surprised about TVD dropping.

  • Nick.

    Hopefully Rake can gain audience in week 3. It happened with Chicago PD not long ago, after all. Rake’s format is not that serialised so I figure that’s more likely to happen.

  • Dan

    Considering CBS owns The Millers, they have the most to gain from its renewal. I still believe renewal for Mom and The Millers and cancellation for The Crazy Ones.

  • MeAndMrsJones

    TVD deserves a drop, but it’s going to be adjusted up, isn’t it?

  • Seth

    Outstanding for American Idol.

  • s0303

    pretty good for elementary beating tco and tahm…

    hopefully reign can keep the 0.7, but i’m afraid tvd will adjust up and reign adjust down…

  • Sam

    the tomorrow people and reign will fight until the end to know which one will die…

  • Cameron

    Look how much The Millers goes down from TBBT lead in!! The Crazy Ones would do so much better in that time slot. The Millers is such a bad show and TCOs is awesome

  • Tom


    Both may survive if the midseason shows both flop.

  • Billy

    I wouldn’t be concerned with drops across the board. I am sure HUT levels were down last night with the weather improving around the country.

    Community and Parks do not go down, because they don’t have many viewers to lose. The small audience they have is dedicated and will watch every week. The other shows lose viewers when the HUT levels are down, because they have more casual viewers to lose.

  • Funmilo

    I’ve watched both The Millers and the Crazy Ones; and though TM can be a bit cheesy, I couldn’t even get through a episode of TCO. TM is more compatible with TBBT than TCO so of course it would be after. If the millers moved to a different day like Monday with HIMYM ends I believe it’ll get around the same number for sure above a 2

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