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Thursday Night Ratings: THE CRAZY ONES Premieres Big; GLEE, PARENTHOOD & GREY'S ANATOMY Have Lowest Rated Premieres Ever

Sydney Roberts (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Simon Roberts (Robin Williams),
Andrew Keaneally (Hamish Linklater), Lauren Slotsky (Amanda Setton)
and Zach Cropper (James Wolk) are setting the advertising world on fire
on the series premiere of THE CRAZY ONES. Photo Credit:
Cliff Lipson/CBS
CBS claimed a huge victory as the Thursday overnight Nielsen ratings came in. Check out a roundup of reports below.

From CBS:
THE CRAZY ONES, featuring the return of Robin Williams to network television, premiered to 15.61 million viewers, making it the season's #1 new program, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Sept. 26.

The series premiere of THE CRAZY ONES was first in viewers (15.61m), adults 25-54 (5.4/13) and adults 18-49 (4.0/11). CBS posted its best adults 25-54 delivery in the 9:00-9:30 time slot since March 12, 2009 and its best adults 18-49 delivery since Nov. 12, 2009.

THE CRAZY ONES more than doubled the premiere of "The Michael J. Fox Show" in viewers (vs. 7.23m, +115%), doubled in adults 25-54 (vs. 2.7, +100%) and nearly doubled it in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.1, +90%) from 9:00-9:30 PM.

At 8:00 PM, the seventh season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (18.30m), adults 25-54 (7.0/20) and adults 18-49 (5.3/18). Compared to last year's season premiere, THE BIG BANG THEORY was up +11% in adults 25-54 (from 6.3/17), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 5.0/16) and added +2.64m viewers (from 15.66m +17%). THE BIG BANG THEORY posted premiere highs in these measures.

At 8:30 PM, a second episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY (S) was first in viewers (19.52m), adults 25-54 (7.6/20) and adults 18-49 (5.8/17). THE BIG BANG THEORY (S) was the night's #1 program in these measures.

TWO AND A HALF MEN, with its 11th season premiere, was first in viewers (11.54m) and adults 25-54 (4.1/10), and was second in adults 18-49 (2.9/08).

At 10:00 PM, ELEMENTARY's second season premiere was first in viewers (10.14m) and was second behind a two-hour "Grey's Anatomy" in adults 25-54 (2.9/07) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06).

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (14.21m), adults 25-54 (5.0/13) and adults 18-49 (3.7/11). Compared to last year's premiere Thursday, CBS was up +2% in viewers, +9% in adults 18-49 and +11% in adults 25-54. CBS won its fourth consecutive premiere Thursday in viewers and three of the last four in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

On CBS.com, THE CRAZY ONES had the highest premiere day traffic for a new comedy series debut to date, the highest premiere day traffic so far this season, and triple-digit growth across all metrics over the same time period last year. THE BIG BANG THEORY also hit a new milestone with its best premiere day opener on CBS.com in the show's history.

From ABC:
ABC Prime (8-11pm - 7.9 million and 2.7/8 in AD18-49): With an encore of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Grey's premiere, ABC finished #2 on season-premiere Thursday in viewers and young adults, defeating Fox and NBC. The 10th season 2-hour premiere of Grey's Anatomy was Thursday's dominant #1 drama in AD18-49 (3.4/9), outdelivering Fox's Glee (+70% - 2.0/5), CBS' Elementary (+62% - 2.1/6) and NBC's Parenthood (+113% - 1.6/5). Grey's opened ahead of its May finale in viewers and young adults. ABC posted its highest rated Thursday with series programming in 1 year - since 9/27/12.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. encore (8-9pm - 5.2 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): Gaining additional exposure with its Thursday replay, through 2 telecasts ABC's debut episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has delivered a combined 17.3 million viewers and a 6.1/18 in AD18-49. The ABC repeat drama drew 1.9 million more viewers in the hour than NBC's Parks and Recreation (3.3 million and 1.3/4) premiere and also led by 8% in AD18-49.

Grey's Anatomy Season 10 premiere (9-11pm - 9.3 million and 3.4/9 in AD18-49): Building sharply on its lead-in at 9pm, Grey's was up over its May finale (9.0 million and 3.1/9 on 5/16/13) by 3% in Total Viewers and by 10% in Adults 18-49, with its largest audience since March (3/21/13) and its highest young adult number since October (10/4/12). The ABC drama won its 2-hour time period by 21% over runner-up CBS (3.4/9 vs. 2.8/8).

From NBC:
At 10 p.m., the fifth season debut of PARENTHOOD (1.6/5 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) doubled NBC’s premiere-week result in this slot last year (1.6 vs. 0.8 for ROCK CENTER) and is up 65% in total viewers (5.2 million vs. 3.1 million).

Versus NBC’s averages in the slot last season, PARENTHOOD is up 60% in 18-49 rating (1.6 vs. 1.0, L+SD non-sports) and up 55% in total viewers (5.166 million vs. 3.333 million).

From FutonCritic:
FOX's GLEE had 5.166 million viewers with an adults 18-49 ratings of 2.0 - its lowest-rated premiere ever.

NBC's PARENTHOOD was watched by 5.166 million viewers with an adults 18-49 of 1.6 - its lowest rated premiere ever.

1 comment:

  1. I didn’t care for the Crazy Ones…To juvenile and slap stick comedy for me! It didn’t make my favorite list!

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