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Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Notches Best Number Since Season Premiere

CW shows slide double digits to tie series lows

ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” on Thursday ticked up to its highest number in the key 18-49 demographic since the fall season premiere, while the CW’s lineup didn’t fare so well.

Versus the tough “Thursday Night Football” competition over on CBS, CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” slipped 17 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

ABC’s “TGIT” lineup finished second to CBS. NBC was third overall, Fox finished fourth.

CBS was first in ratings with a 3.6 rating/12 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11 million, according to preliminary numbers. The NFL pregame show at 8 p.m. earned a 3.1/11 and 10.5 million viewers. The actual Seattle Seahawks versus San Francisco 49ers game at 8:30 scored a 3.7/12 and 11.1 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 2.3/8 and in viewers with 8 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 posted a 2.4/8 and 8.9 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 received a 2.5/8 and 8.3 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 had a 2.0/7 and 6.9 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 4.8 million. “Heroes: Reborn” at 8 got a 1.1/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 received a 1.4/4 and 6.5 million viewers. “The Player” followed at 10 with a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 4.4 million. “Bones” at 8 had a 1.2/4 and 5.9 million viewers. “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo and the CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. Telemundo was sixth in total viewers with 1.2 million; CW was seventh with 1.1 million.

For CW, “Vampire Diaries” at 8 dropped to a 0.5/2 and 1.2 million viewers. “The Originals” at 9 fell to a 0.4/1 and 949,000 viewers.