‘Big Bang’ Thriving in Thursday Ratings, Even Against World Series

Oct 29, 2010  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s "Big Bang Theory" is proving to be as big a hit on Thursday nights as it was on Mondays. It was the top-rated show Thursday night, even up against Game 2 of the World Series, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

CBS and Fox, which aired the World Series, finished in a tie for first place overall in the 18-49 demo with 3.4 ratings for the night.

At 8 p.m. "Big Bang" and "$#! My Dad Says" gave CBS a 4.1 rating and a 3.3 in the 18-49 demographic, respectively, while the first hour of the baseball game on Fox had a 3.4 average in the 18-49 demo. NBC’s "Scared Shrekless" and "Community" had a 2.4 rating and a 2.3 in the top and bottom of the hour in the 18-49 demo, while ABC’s broadcast of "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" earned a 2.2 average. The CW’s "Vampire Diaries" was last with a 1.65 average rating in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" was on top at 9 p.m. with a 3.8 mean rating for the hour in the 18-49 demo. NBC’s "The Office" was even with "Grey’s" from 9-9:30, collecting a 3.9 rating in 18-49, but NBC’s "Outsourced" at 9:30 was down to a 2.7 in the same demo. The Fox game telecast had a 3.4 for the hour in the same demo. CBS’s "CSI" averaged a 3.25 in 18-49 for the hour, and CW’s "Nikita" was steady with a 1.0 rating.

At 10 p.m. CBS’s "The Mentalist" was first with a 3.25 mean rating in the 18-49 demo, while ABC’s "Private Practice" had a 2.75. NBC’s "The Apprentice" was last with a 1.4 average in the 18-49 demo.


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