Ratings: NBC's ‘American Comedy Awards’ Bombs, ‘Two and a Half Men’ Finale Skids

Ratings: NBC's 'American Comedy Awards' Bombs, 'Two and a Half Men' Finale Skids

CBS tops Thursday night

CBS took the top spot in both ratings and viewers on Thursday as NBC's “American Comedy Awards” fared poorly in its first airing and CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” season finale fell 40 percent versus last year.

CBS had a 2.0 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 8.8 million total viewers, according to preliminary numbers. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. earned a night-high 3.7/13 and 14.2 million viewers. “The Millers” at 8:30 received a 2.0/6 and 9.2 million viewers. At 9, the “Two and a Half Men” season finale got a 2.1/6 and 8.5 million viewers, which was flat with last week. “Bad Teacher” at 9:30 had a 1.3/4 and 5.8 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 received a 1.5/4 — tying a low — and 7.5 million viewers.

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Fox was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and third in viewers with 4.9 million. “Hell's Kitchen” at 8 had a 1.5/5 and 4.2 million viewers. “American Idol” at 9 got a 1.6/5 and 7.1 million viewers. The recently canceled “Surviving Jack” at 9:30 received a 1.2/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and second in viewers with 4.9 million. Following a repeat, “Grey's Anatomy” tied a low with a 2.3/7, and had 7.5 million viewers. “Black Box” at 10 got a 1.1/3 and 4.4 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fifth in viewers with 2.9 million.

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NBC was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fourth in total viewers with 3.2 million. “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 had a 0.9/3 — tying a low — and 3.3 million viewers. “The American Comedy Awards” at 9 got a 1.0/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 got a 0.7/2 — tying a low — and 1.6 million viewers. “Reign” at 9 had a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 988,000.