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.