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Ratings: CBS Tops With ‘Big Bang,’ ‘Men’ in Early Numbers

ABC's new drama "The Last Resort" drops 24 percent in key demo

While Thursday night's ratings are subject to revision due to time-zone adjustments for Game 2 of the World Series, CBS currently appears to have won the night thanks largely to the top-rated "Big Bang Theory" and a strong "Two and a Half Men," according to preliminary numbers.

CBS currently holds first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 3.0 rating/9 share and in total viewers with 12.8 million. "The Big Bang Theory" at 8 p.m. held steady with last week and took the night's top ratings with a 4.8/15, with 15.4 million total viewers. "Two and a Half Men" at 8:30 was down slightly from last week's season high, posting a 3.7/11 and grabbing 12.9 million total viewers. "Person of Interest" at 9 showed modest growth from last week, drawing a 3.0/8 and attracting 14 million total viewers, while "Elementary" the following hour drew a 2.2/6 and 10.2 million total viewers.

Fox aired Game 2 of the World Series, and while its numbers will no doubt be revised with time-zone adjustments, it currently holds second place in ratings and total viewers with a 2.7/8 and 10 million.

ABC drew third in ratings and total viewers with a 2.1/6 and 7 million. The network's new drama "The Last Resort" fell 24 percent to a series low of 1.3/4 and drew 6.4 million total viewers. "Grey's Anatomy" the following hour dropped 15 percent to a 2.9/8 and had 8.5 million total viewers, while "Scandal" at 10 grew slightly to a 2.0/6 and 6.3 million total viewers.

NBC came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.6/4 and 4.1 million, though its numbers are likely very slightly inflated due to NFL preemption in Minneapolis. "30 Rock" at 8 grew slightly to a 1.3/4 and drew 3.6 million total viewers, while "Up All Night" at 8:30 jumped 23 percent to a 1.6/5 and grabbed 3.9 million total viewers. "The Office" at 9 pulled even with last week with a 2.1/6 and 4.7 million total viewers, while "Parks and Recreation" at 9:30 jumped 19 percent from last week to a 1.9/5 and had 4 million total viewers. "Rock Center With Brian Williams" at 10 surged 44 percent from last week, taking a 1.3/4 and drawing 4.3 million total viewers.