[TV] Ratings: Community Premiere Up From Last Year
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.08.2013
Big Bang Theory beats American Idol again...
Community's season four premiere had better ratings than last year's debut and final, even against both The Big Bang Theory and American Idol. Big Bang, meanwhile, helped CBS win the night and beat Idol for the second week in a row. Community also helped Parks and Recreation get a season high in the demographic. The only bad news for NBC was that Do No Harm fell from its very low premiere, with bad ratings for its hour. Scandal tied its series high in the demographic and Elementary went up a tenth of a point in the demographic.
CBS won with 14.2 million viewers and an 8.8 rating/14 share among households in primetime. It was followed by FOX (9.6 million, 5.7/9), ABC (7.2 million, 4.9/8), NBC (3.2 million, 2.0/3) and The CW (2 million, 1.3/2).
In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS won again with a 3.5 rating, followed by FOX (2.1), ABC (2.4), NBC (1.4) and The CW (0.8).
Thursday hour by hour:
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (18.85 million viewers, 11.2/18 households)/Two and a Half Men (14.15 million, 8.6/13)
FOX: American Idol (13.15 million, 7.7/12)
ABC: Shark Tank rerun (4.8 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: Community season premiere (4 million, 2.2/3)/Parks and Recreation (3.8 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: The Vampire Diaries (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
18-49 leader: The Big Bang Theory (6.1)
CBS: Person of Interest (15.2 million, 9.3/14)
ABC: Grey's Anatomy (8.8 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: Glee (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: The Office (4.25 million, 2.6/4)/1600 Penn (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: Beauty and the Beast (1.5 million, 1.0/2)
18-49 leader: Person of Interest (3.2)
CBS: Elementary (11 million, 7.1/12)
ABC: Scandal (8 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: Do No Harm (2.2 million, 1.5/2)