The all-powerful CBS Thursday night line-up returned this week, and proceeded to beat the pants off of American Idol. The Big Bang Theory even dropped a full point from its last new episode (which was a series high), and still managed to beat Idol by almost a full point. Two and a Half Men also dropped, going down three tenths. Person Of Interest fell a single tenth, but still easily won its 9pm timeslot. Elementary was the lone loser of the night, dipping two tenths and losing 10pm to ABC's Scandal.
The aforementioned American Idol dropped a staggering seven tenths from last week, when it didn't have to contend with "Big Bang". Lead-out Glee was hurt by this as well, falling half a point. On ABC, Grey's Anatomy dropped a couple tenths, while Scandal rose a tenth.
The series finale of 30 Rock rose half a point from last week, and brought the comedy its best numbers since March of 2012. A doubleshot of The Office was in-line with what last week posted. The real story of the night was the series premiere of NBC's new "Jekyll and Hyde" type medical drama Do No Harm. The show did an 0.9 in the key demo and drew in only three million viewers. These stats make it the lowest rated "in-season" debut on any of the big four networks ever. Yes, ever. Wow. If this hasn't been canceled by next week, someone at NBC is asleep at the wheel.
Finally, The Vampire Diaries continues to be the CW's workhorse, matching last week's 1.3. Beauty and the Beast also matched last week, and is looking increasingly likely to get a second season.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
CBS - The Big Bang Theory (N) - 5.4 - 16 - 17.76
FOX - American Idol (N) - 4.5 - 13 - 13.80
NBC - 30 Rock (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 4.88
CW - The Vampire Diaries (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 2.56
ABC - Shark Tank (R) - 1.1 - 3 - 4.56
CBS - Two and a Half Men (N) - 3.9 - 11 - 13.70
CBS - Person Of Interest (N) - 3.2 - 9 - 15.71
ABC - Grey's Anatomy (N) - 2.8 - 7 - 8.93
NBC - The Office (N) - 2.1 - 5 - 4.45
FOX - Glee (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 5.48
CW - Beauty & The Beast (N) - 0.7 - 2 - 1.72
NBC - The Office (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 3.97
ABC - Scandal (N) - 2.7 - 8 - 8.09
CBS - Elementary (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 10.90
NBC - Do No Harm (Series Premiere) - 0.9 - 3 - 3.12
Source: Nielsen Media Research