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Ratings: ABC Shondaland Lineup Still Demo Darling, Scores No. 1 Finish

NBC Thursday rebounds a bit, CW shows tie lows

ABC topped Thursday primetime in the key demo, as NBC rebounded from last week’s weak performance. Meanwhile, The CW’s shows tied lows last night, while CBS finished first in viewers.

However, due to local NFL preemptions in Cleveland, CBS’s numbers are inflated.

ABC was first in ratings with a 2.7 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. had a 2.4/7 and 8 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 scored a 2.9/9 and 9.8 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 earned a 2.8/9 and 9.2 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.3/7 and first in viewers with 10.1 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored night-highs with a 4.2/14 and 16.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 8:30 earned a 2.6/8 and 11.5 million viewers. “Two and a Half Men” at 9 received a 2.3/7 and 9.8 million viewers. “The McCarthys” at 9:30 got a 1.7/5 and 7.4 million viewers. “Elementary” at 10 had a 1.4/4 and 7.7 million viewers.

NBC and Univision tied for third in ratings, both with a 1.3/4. NBC was fourth in viewers with 4.2 million viewers, Univision was fifth with 3 million.

For NBC, “Biggest Losers” at 8 ticked up to a 1.3/4 and 4.7 million viewers. “Bad Judge” at 9 got a 1.1/3 — up 22 percent — and 4.2 million viewers. “A to Z” at 9:30 rose 43 percent to a still-modest 1.0/3 and had 3.2 million viewers. “Parenthood” at 10 saw a 27 percent increase to a 1.4/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3, but third in total viewers with 4.3 million. “Bones” at 8 had a 1.3/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “Gracepoint” at 9 got a 0.7/2 and 3 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.4 million. “The Vampire Diaries” dipped to a 0.7/2 and 1.6 million viewers. “Reign” at 9 ticked down 20 percent to a 0.4/1 and had 1.3 million viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.2 million.