TV ratings: 'Glee' and 'Scandal' grow Thursday but CBS still rules the night
The return of several familiar faces to "Glee" gave the show a bit of a ratings bump Thursday, drawing its biggest total audience since early October. ABC's "Scandal" also had a better-than-average night, hitting a season high in adults 18-49. The CW's dramas were up too.
Elsewhere, CBS' lineup was off from its most recent slate of originals, but the network still led the night by a wide margin -- and "Two and a Half Men's" ratings were flat in the wake of star Angus T. Jones' "filth" comments earlier in the week. Liz Lemon's wedding on "30 Rock" gave the show a slight bump, but not enough to move it out of fourth place in its timeslot.
CBS delivered 13.4 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/13 share in households in primetime. FOX (7 million, 4.3/7) edged ABC (6.9 million, 4.6/7) for second place. NBC drew 3.4 million viewers and a 2.3/4 to take fourth. The CW (2.7 million, 1.7/3) trailed.
The Eye also took the adults 18-49 title with a 3.3 rating. FOX came in second in the demographic with a 2.5. ABC, 2.1, came in third, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 1.1.