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Saturday, April 26, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 4/24/14

ABC
8:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 Black Box
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 16.4 million, 18-49 demo: 4.5
8:30 The Millers
Viewers: 10.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 9.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 7.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

NBC
8:00 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 SNL Shorts
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 American Idol
Viewers: 7.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:30 Surviving Jack
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0 

There were two series premieres and a season finale on a busy Thursday night. First up on CBS, The Big Bang Theory was up a tenth in viewers and down two tenths in the demo for its worst performance since a year ago this week. It tends to swoon a bit in the spring and after a week or more off so this isn't too surprising. At 8:30pm, The Millers was down a tenth in viewers and the demo as it held up pretty well. At 9pm, Two and a Half Men built on its lead-in as it was down two tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. This show should have been at 9pm all along. At 9:30pm, the series premiere of Bad Teacher got off to a decent start. It did better than any show in this slot since Two and a Half Men on January 9 and it easily outperformed anything The Crazy Ones was getting here. However, this was a series premiere so it could easily be the next Crazy Ones in a week or two. For now, it was a solid start. At 10pm, Elementary was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo despite no Scandal or Parenthood in the hour.

On ABC, Grey's Anatomy was down half a million viewers and three tenths in the demo for its lowest numbers since March 13. It appears that Grey's is impacted by the lack of Scandal more than I thought it would be. At 10pm, the series premiere of Black Box took Scandal's place and the results were not very good. It had a disappointing 1.5 demo number, which is less than half of what Scandal got last week. I thought it would be able to get a better sampling. It will suffice for the end of the season but that's probably all we'll see from it. On NBC, the season finale of Parks and Recreation was up three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. It will be back next season, but will it be in the fall or midseason? Finally on FOX, Hell's Kitchen was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo, American Idol was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, and Surviving Jack was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo.

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