Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins as 'Elementary' Premieres SolidABC's 'Last Resort' starts off OK in 8 p.m. time slot 9/28/2012 11:29:25 AM Eastern
CBS' Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary got off to a
healthy start Thursday, averaging a 3.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 13.3
million total viewers, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.
The Big Bang Theory also returned strong to start off the night, up a tenth from its year-ago rating at a 5.0. On its new night, Two and a
Half Men premiered to a 3.5, down 8% from its May finale. Person of
Interest returned to a 2.9, down just 6% from its series premiere last
fall. CBS won the night overall with a 3.4 rating/10 share and 13.8 million total viewers.
ABC was second for the night with a 2.9/8, while new action
drama Last Resort opened to a 2.2 rating and 9.1 million viewers at 8
p.m. That was up a tenth from what the debut of Charlie's Angels did in
the tough self-starting time period last year. Grey's Anatomy was one of the few series this week to
improve, gaining 5% from its year-ago premiere to a 4.3. Scandal also bested
its spring debut, up 10% to a 2.2.
Fox was third with a 2.8/8, with The X Factor down 6%
from last week to a 3.2 and Glee sliding 14% to a 2.5.
NBC was fourth with a 1.7/5. SNL Weekend Update Thursday posted a 1.5, down a
tenth from its last special, while Up All Night climbed a tenth from its premiere rating to a 1.4. The
Office was even at a 2.4 and Parks & Recreation decreased a tenth to a 1.6. Rock Center fell 27% to a 0.8.
The CW's The Next fell 50% week-over-week to a 0.3.