Primetime Ratings: 'Men' Ties Season High Following Jones' Comments

'The Office,' 'Parks and Recreation' hit series lows

In its first episode following the controversial comments
made by star Angus T. Jones, CBS' Two and a Half Men tied its
season-high 4.1 rating with adults 18-49 from two weeks ago, according to
Nielsen overnight numbers. Its lead-in The Big Bang Theory was down a
tenth to a 5.4. Person of Interest fell 6% to a 2.9 and Elementary
was also down 4% to a 2.2. CBS won Thursday with an overall 3.3 rating/9 share.

Fox was in second with a 2.5/7, as The X Factor was
down a tenth from last week's Thanksgiving telecast to a 2.7 (although that had
an NFL lead-in). Glee was up 47% from last week (but up just a tenth
from its last non-holiday telecast two weeks ago) to a 2.2.

ABC's Last Resort hit its lowest rating so far with a
1.0, down 17% from two weeks ago. Grey's Anatomy was down 6% to a 3.0
while Scandal rose 10% to a 2.2. The network finished in third with a

NBC barely beat out The CW for fourth with a 1.2/3, with The
and Parks and Recreation hitting series lows. Office
fell 10% to a 1.9 and Parks dropped 18% to a 1.4. Earlier, Up All
was down 8% while 30 Rock was the only show to improve, rising
8% to a 1.3. Rock Center drew a 0.9, down 18%.

The CW finished with a 1.1/3. The Vampire
was up two tenths with 18-49s to a 1.5 and remained steady with
18-34s with a 1.5 as well. Beauty and the Beast was up two tenths in
both demos to a 0.8 and 0.7, respectively.

(Note: Football was carried by The CW in Atlanta and by Fox in New Orleans.)