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Primetime Ratings, Thursday, 10/17/13

 

Once Upon A Time in Wonderland

 

CBS once again won Thursday in all measures.

'The Big Bang Theory' continues to dominate, rising a single tenth to a 5.2. 'The Millers' rose two tenths to a 3.2. 'The Crazy Ones' matched last week's 2.4. 'Two and a Half Men hit yet another series low, and is looking like it'll be ready for a final season next year. 'Elementary' also set a new series low, and will be lucky to eek out a third season renewal at this point.

'Once Upon A Time in Wonderland' remains a gigantic disappointment for ABC, dive-bombing down to a seriously scary 1.2 in week two. The bad lead-in caused 'Grey's Anatomy' to tie its previous series low. 'Scandal' jumped back up to a 3.3, and is quickly becoming the unexpected crown jewel of its network. An MLB playoff game on FOX drew a 2.5.

'Parks & Recreation' rose a tenth to a 1.3. The just canceled 'Welcome to the Family' also rose, but only to a 0.9. 'Sean Saves the World' posted a 1.1, but NBC seems intent on forcing it to succeed. 'The Michael J. Fox Show' matched last week's 1.2. 'Parenthood' bumped up a tenth to a 1.3. It's too early to predict which of the other NBC Thursday programs will get canned, but I actually think all four might manage to get renewed, if only by the skin of their teeth. It's not like NBC has anymore comedies the caliber of 'Community' waiting to fill these slots, and something has to air on Thursday nights.

Finally, The CW had a mixed night. 'The Vampire Diaries' rose three tenths to a 1.3, and actually beat 'Wonderland' at 8pm. Unfortunately, that good will didn't extend to 'Reign,' which debuted to a lackluster 0.8 demo. This is down considerably from both the series premiere of 'Beauty and the Beast' in the same slot last year, and the series premiere of 'The Originals' two weeks ago. Not good.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

8PM

CBS - The Big Bang Theory (N) - 5.2 - 17 - 17.80

FOX - MLB Playoffs - 2.5 - 8 - 8.57

NBC - Parks & Recreation (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 3.27

CW -  The Vampire Diaries (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 2.93

ABC - Once Upon A Time in Wonderland (N) - 1.2 - 4 - 4.53

8:30PM

CBS - The Millers (N) - 3.2 - 9 - 12.27

NBC - Welcome to the Family (N) - 0.9 - 3 - 2.42

9PM

ABC - Grey's Anatomy (N) - 2.7 - 7 - 8.78

CBS - The Crazy Ones (N) - 2.4 - 7 - 9.37

NBC - Sean Saves the World (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 3.36

CW - Reign (Series Premiere) - 0.8 - 2 - 1.98

9:30PM

CBS - Two and a Half Men (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 8.59

NBC - The Michael J. Fox Show (N) - 1.2 - 3 - 3.56

10PM

ABC - Scandal (N) - 3.3 - 10 - 9.51

CBS - Elementary (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 8.52

NBC - Parenthood (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 4.02

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
Oct 18th, 2013, 11:30 am

Images courtesy of ABC

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