After several weeks of CBS Thursday dominance, FOX managed to eke out the victory in the demos. Although CBS still drew more total viewers.
A two-hour American Idol rose 8% from last week's one-hour episode. The Big Bang Theory fell a very small amount, but still easily crushed its competition. Two and a Half Men went up 3%. Person Of Interest responded to that by dropping 3%, losing 9pm's demo race for the first time in weeks. Elementary once again matched its previous number.
ABC's Zero Hour fell another 21% from last week's lowest rated scripted premiere in network history. A cancellation is 100% certain at this point. Grey's Anatomy thankfully went up 7% from last week's series low. Scandal was even with last Thursday.
The collapse of Community continued, falling one tenth to a new series low. It appears more and more likely that the Greendale gang won't be attending for a fifth year. Two new Parks & Recreations followed this up with their own series lows. Then the coup de grace came in the form of freshman comedy 1600 Penn, which also hit a series low. Wow. A night of series lows. And I thought last night's ratings were bad for NBC. This also comes after the recent news that NBC came in dead last during February sweeps for the first time in history. It isn't a good time to be a peacock.
Finally, the CW had a great night, with The Vampire Diaries rising 30%, and Beauty and the Beast climbing up 20%.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
CBS - The Big Bang Theory (N) - 5.4 - 16 - 17.35
FOX - American Idol (N) - 3.9 - 10 - 13.50
CW - The Vampire Diaries (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 2.89
ABC - Zero Hour (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 5.32
NBC - Community (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.08
CBS - Two and a Half Men (N) - 3.9 - 11 - 13.44
NBC - Parks & Recreation (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 3.03
ABC - Grey's Anatomy (N) - 3.0 - 8 - 8.54
CBS - Person Of Interest (N) - 2.9 - 8 - 14.13
NBC - Parks & Recreation (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 2.91
CW - Beauty & The Beast (N) - 0.6 - 1 - 1.56
ABC - Scandal (N) - 2.7 - 7 - 7.62
CBS - Elementary (N) - 2.3 - 6 - 11.05
NBC - Law & Order: SVU (R) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.86
Source: Nielsen Media Research