For the night, CBS was first in households (8.6/14), viewers (13.59m), adults 25-54 (4.6/10) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09). Compared to the same night last year, CBS was up +24% in viewers, +14% in adults 18-49 and +21% in adults 25-54.
Up against big competition during the 8 o’clock hour from NBC’s special THE VOICE, CBS’ top-rated comedies (THE BIG BANG THEORY/TWO AND A HALF MEN) and Fox’s THE X FACTOR RESULTS SHOW premiere, ABC freshman LAST RESORT returned after its preemption the prior week with gains of 8% in Adults 18-49 and 25% in Adults 18-34 from two weeks ago. The new show also spiked 25% with Men 18-34 over its last telecast to equal its best number since early October – since 10/11/12.
One of the biggest percentage gainers via DVR playback for any 8pm show this season, ABC’s LAST RESORT adds on 2.3 million viewers and shoots up by an impressive 56% (+1.0 rating) in Adults 18-49 from the next-day L+SD numbers to the final L+7 numbers.
The ABC freshman drama continued to deliver double digit year-over-year growth in its time period. In fact on average, LAST RESORT is boosting its hour for ABC by 29% in Total Viewers and by 47% in Adults 18-49 over the same point last season with original drama programming.
More than doubling its lead-in among Adults 18-49 (+129%) at 9pm, ABC’s GREY'S ANATOMY won its hour to register as Thursday’s #1 drama for its 5th straight telecast this season. Leading the 9 o’clock hour by double-digit percentages among Adults 18-49, GREY'S beat out CBS’ PERSON OF INTEREST by 10%, Fox’s GLEE by 33% and NBC’s The Voice-fueled comedies (THE OFFICE/PARKS AND RECREATION) by 45%. Jumping in DVR Playback this season, GREY'S builds by 3.5 million viewers and by 1.7 Adult 18-49 rating points from its next-day numbers to its L+7 finals.
GREY'S grew over its most recent airing two weeks ago by 5% in Total Viewers and by 7% in Adults 18-49.
Season to date, GREY'S ANATOMY is up over the same point last year in both viewers (+6%) and young adults (+2%).
ABC’s SCANDAL once again posted a close second-place finish to CBS’ ELEMENTARY in the 10 o’clock hour (pacing within 2-tenths of a rating point in Adults 18-49), while running way ahead of NBC’s ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS in Total Viewers (+39%) and Adults 18-49 (+82%). Additionally, SCANDAL continued to beat out ELEMENTARY to stand as the #1 scripted TV show in its slot in Adults 18-34 and across all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
Posting large increases from DVR playback, on average this season the ABC 10 o’clock drama surges by 2.4 million viewers and by 40% in Adults 18-49 over its first-reported L+SD numbers to its Live + 7 Day results.
· SCANDAL tied its 2nd-strongest Adult 18-49 rating this season. In addition, the show matched a season high with Women 18-49, equaling the series 2nd-highest number ever.
On the CW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES earned a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST scored a 0.7, up a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
On FOX, THE X FACTOR was flat with last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. GLEE notched a 2.4, down two tenths from its last original's 2.6 rating and tying its season low.