TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' leads Thursday again, 'Scandal' stays strong

big-bang-theory-nov-21-13-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

"The Big Bang Theory" drew its biggest total audience since its season premiere Thursday, once again scoring the night's best ratings by far. CBS as a whole was up too, as "The Millers," "The Crazy Ones" and "Elementary" all posted gains over last week.

"Scandal" was steady for ABC, coming in second to "Big Bang" among adults 18-49 for the night. "Grey's Anatomy," however, fell a little bit. FOX and The CW are also up, pending updates for an NFL broadcast in a couple of markets.

CBS averaged just over 11 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/11 share in households for the night, easily beating ABC (6.9 million, 4.7/8) for the top spot. FOX took third with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.2/5, pending NFL updates. NBC (3.1 million, 2.1/3) came in fourth. The CW currently stands at 2.55 million viewers and a 1.6/3, also pending updates.

CBS led the adults 18-49 demographic too, albeit not by as big a margin. The Eye scored a 2.6 in the demo, half a point better than ABC's 2.1. FOX took third with a 1.6, followed by The CW, 1.1, and NBC, 1.0.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" (18.6 million viewers, 11.2/18 households)/"The Millers" (12 million, 7.4/12)
FOX: "The X Factor" (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (3.5 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
NBC: "Parks and Recreation" - two episodes (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (5.2)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"The Crazy Ones" (8.7 million, 5.4/8)/"Two and a Half Men" (8.6 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8.5 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: "Glee" (4.4 million, 2.7/4)
NBC: "Sean Saves the World" (3 million, 2.0/3)/"The Michael J. Fox Show" (2.8 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Reign" (2.2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (2.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Elementary" (9.1 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Scandal" (8.8 million, 6.0/10)
NBC: "Parenthood" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Scandal" (2.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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