Ratings: NBC’s Troubled Thursday Hits High Thanks to ‘Voice,’ ‘Two and a Half Men’ Has Series Low

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CBS wins outright on the strength of “Big Bang” and Millers”

NBC’s top Thursday of the season was only good enough for third place on a night of more lows than highs.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.5 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers.

“The Big Bang Theory” at 8 earned a 4.8/15 and 16.6 million viewers — making it the highest-rated and most-watched show of the night. “The Millers” earned a 2.7/8 — a 29 percent increase from last week, which was Halloween and had a rerun lead-in — and 10.7 million viewers. “The Crazy Ones” earned a 2.1/6 and 8.1 million viewers. “Two and a Half Men” got a 2.0/5 — its series low — and 8.1 million viewers. “Elementary” had a 1.7/5 and 8.8 million viewers.

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ABC was second in ratings with a 2.1/6 and second in total viewers with 6.9 million. “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” at 8 earned a 0.9/3 — its lowest to date — and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “Grey’s Anatomy” got a 2.7/7 and 8.6 million viewers. “Scandal” at 10 received a 2.7/8 — a season low — and 8.6 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.9/5 and fourth in total viewers with 6.6 million. “The Voice” at 8 earned a 2.7/8 — its lowest original performance episode to date — and 10.2 million viewers. “Sean Saves the World” at 9 received a 1.7/5 — up 55 percent from last week — and 5.6 million viewers. “The Michael J. Fox Show” at 9:30 earned a 1.3/3 and 4.2 million viewers. “Parenthood” at 10 received a 1.5/4 and 4.5 million viewers.

Fox was in fourth in ratings with a 1.4/4 and in total viewers with 3.8 million. “X Factor” at 8 earned a 1.2/4 — an all-time low for an original performance episode — and 3.6 million viewers. “Glee” at 9 got a 1.5/4 and 4 million viewers.

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Univision was in fifth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.2 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in total viewers 2.1 million. “Vampire Diaries” at 8 earned a 1.2/4 and 2.6 million viewers. “Reign” at 9 had a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/1 and in total viewers with 1.2 million.