returned from a few weeks off Thursday night to grab the ratings victory with
an overall 3.3 rating/9 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight
numbers. The Big Bang Theory was down 9% to a 4.7 and Rules of Engagement
followed with a 3.2, down 11%. Person of Interest was up 19% to a 3.2
and The Mentalist returned up 20% to a 3.0. (It should be noted that CBS
aired the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns game in the Pittsburgh market.)
NBC came in third
place with a 1.9/5. The net's test run of Grimm in its Thursday 10 p.m.
slot drew a 1.6, up 23% from last week's slot and equal to the series' latest
Friday rating. Community's final episode before it
goes on hiatus scored a 1.5, down 12% from last week. Parks &
Recreation followed with a 1.7, down a tenth. The Office and newcomer Whitney
were steady at 2.9 and 1.9, respectively.
second with a 2.8/8. The X Factor results show and Bones were
both down a tenth to a 3.0 and 2.7, respectively. (It should be noted that Fox
aired the Steelers-Browns game in the Cleveland market.)
ABC was fourth at
1.7/5. The holiday special Wipeout drew a
1.9, America's Funniest Home Videos also had a 1.9 and the special The
Great Big American Auction scored a 1.4.
The CW aired all
repeats for a 0.4/1 finish.