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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Hell's Kitchen' Returns Down, 'American Idol' & 'Community' Hold at Lows + 'Scandal' Hits New Season Low

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March 14th, 2014

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Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC UNI CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.5/8 2.1/6 1.9/6 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/6 1.5/6 1.6/6 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.60 7.02 6.11 3.22 2.59 1.39

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

Note:  CBS had preemptions/delays in 2.4% of the US due to ACC and SEC basketball from 8:00-11:00PM. The CW also had a number of preemptions in several markets (BH,BL,MS,NF,OK,RH). Expect adjustments to both networks in the finals. 

On CBS The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.9, down four tenths from last week's 5.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Millers scored a 2.6, down three tenths from last week’s 2.9. Two and a Half Men matched last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Crazy Ones earned a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.7 adults 18-49 ratings.  Elementary earned a 1.7, down a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX,the premiere of Hell's Kitchen earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down from the 2.1 last year's season premiere earned. In its new 9PM timeslot, American Idol  matched last week's  series low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC,  Once Upon A Time In Wonderland earned a 0.8, down a tenth from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Grey's Anatomy tied its series low with a 2.3, down three tenths from last week's 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a season low 2.7, down a tenth from last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Community matched last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation scored a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Hollywood Game Night garnered a series low tying 1.0, down a tenth from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating and matching its series low. Parenthood matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Reign notched a 0.6, down a tenth from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, March 13, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.9 17 17.26
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.9 7 5.27
NBC Community 1.0 4 2.89
ABC Once Upon A Time in Wonderland 0.8 3 3.12
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 1.13
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8:30PM CBS The Millers 2.6 8 11.10
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.1 4 2.73
9:00PM CBS Two and a Half Men 2.6 8 10.04
ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.3 7 7.13
FOX American Idol 2.2 6 8.76
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.0 3 2.97
CW Reign 0.6 2 1.65
9:30PM CBS The Crazy Ones 1.8 5 7.01
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10:00 PM ABC Scandal 2.7 8 8.09
CBS Elementary 1.7 5 9.03
NBC Parenthood 1.2 4 3.87

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Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

 

  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

 

  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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