As usual for Thursday, CBS won in both the 18-49 demo and total viewer races. The Big Bang Theory went up a bit from last week, and of course continued to crush everything else. Lead out Two and a Half Men dropped a decent amount, but still came in second for the night. Person Of Interest came in just above last week's numbers, while Elementary came in just below.
Last Resort dropped big, hitting a new low. At this point, it's all but canceled. Grey's Anatomy hit a season demo low, and fellow Shonda Rhimes series Scandal rose a little bit. FOX drew in a damn good audience for World Series game 2, coming in behind only "Big Bang" and "Men" in the 18-49 demos. Baseball isn't quite the ratings powerhouse that football is, but America's (former?) national pasttime is still doing much better than the usual FOX Thursday lineup would have.
NBC, well... was NBC. The entire Thursday night comedy block has gone from "Must See TV" to "is that still on TV?" That's not a knock on the quality of the shows themselves, but let's face it, when not one show on NBC Thursday breaks 2.0 in the demos, it's bad. Real bad. Junk the whole night and start over again bad. In fact, I'm pretty sure only The Office has hit a 2.0 at all this season. As for the little CW that could, things didn't change much. Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast both stayed steady.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
CBS - The Big Bang Theory (N) - 5.0 - 15 - 15.82
FOX - World Series Game 2 - 3.5 - 10 - 12.34
ABC - Last Resort (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 6.53
CW - The Vampire Diaries (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 2.87
NBC - 30 Rock (N) - 1.2 - 4 - 3.13
CBS - Two and a Half Men (N) - 3.7 - 11 - 12.94
NBC - Up All Night (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 3.21
ABC - Grey's Anatomy (N) - 3.0 - 8 - 8.76
CBS - Person Of Interest (N) - 2.9 - 8 - 14.03
NBC - The Office (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 4.00
CW - Beauty and the Beast (N) - 0.6 - 2 - 1.88
NBC - Parks & Recreation (N) - 1.7 - 4 - 3.34
CBS - Elementary (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 10.31
ABC - Scandal (N) - 2.0 - 6 - 6.11
NBC - Rock Center (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.72
Source: Nielsen Media Research