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Friday, November 21, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 11/20/14

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 9.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 14.6 million, 18-49 demo: 4.1
8:30 Mom
Viewers: 10.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.5
9:00 Two and a Half Men
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:30 The McCarthys
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Bad Judge
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:30 A to Z
Viewers: 2.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 Bones

Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Gracepoint
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

Thursday night had the fall finale for the TGIT shows and How to Get Away with Murder got a nice bounce. The other two were at their usual strong numbers but didn't get a bounce, which is surprising. Grey's Anatomy was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo for a third straight week. Scandal was even in viewers and actually down a tenth in the demo. But Murder jumped half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for its best performance since October 9. The three shows will not return until January 29. Over on NBC, The Biggest Loser was down two tenths in viewers and the demo for a series low. This show has been a big bust on Thursdays. At 9pm, Bad Judge was up three tenths in viewers and even in the demo while A to Z was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Parenthood had a stronger night as it rebounded four tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo from last week's series low. It handily beat Elementary in the demo.

CBS had a troubling drop from The Big Bang Theory at 8pm. It was down 2.3 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. I'm not sure what explains this drop - maybe some CBS affiliates were carrying the Obama speech or maybe Big Bang has a big crossover audience with the President? We'll have to see what happens when it comes back during what is usually its strongest time of year, December and January. At 8:30pm, Mom was down nine tenths in viewers and just a tenth in the demo despite the lower lead-in. Retention was stronger this week. At 9pm, Two and a Half Men was down two tenths in viewers and up a tenth in the demo while The McCarthys was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Elementary closed out the night dead even with last week although last week was pretty horrible. This looks like the new normal for Elementary so CBS has to do something about it. Finally on FOX, Bones was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo for a fourth straight week. Gracepoint was down four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Biggest Loser (NBC)

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