TV ratings: '30 Rock' premiere down from last year; 'Big Bang Theory' wins the night

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tina-fey-alec-baldwin-30-rock.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

CBS easily won the night, though every network's numbers were down slightly across the board from last week -- except the CW. The final season premiere of "30 Rock" on NBC was down over a million viewers from last year's Season 6 premiere.

Just about every show that premiered last week saw its numbers fall in week 2, with "Elementary" losing over 2 million viewers and "Last Resort" losing over 1 million.

An average of 13.3 million viewers earned CBS the win, with an 8.3 rating/13 share in households. ABC was next at 8.4 million, 5.5/9, followed by FOX at 7.7 million, 4.8/8. NBC trailed with 3.5 million, 2.4/4 and the CW was last with 902,000, 0.6/1, though that is up 175,000 viewers.

In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS also won with a 3.3, followed by FOX at 2.9, ABC at 2.5, NBC at 1.5 and the CW at 0.3.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Big Bang Theory" (15.4 million, 9.5/16 households)/ "Two and a Half Men" (12.7 million, 7.8/12
FOX:
"The X Factor" (9.1 million viewers, 5.7/9)
ABC: "Last Resort" (7.9 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: "30 Rock" premiere (3.4 million, 2.4/4)/"Up All Night" (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "The Next" finale (803,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Bang Theory" (4.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Person of Interest" (14.6 million, 9.0/14)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (10.6 million, 6.9/121
FOX: "Glee" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "The Office" (4.1 million, 2.7/4)/"Parks and Recreation" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "The Next" finale (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (3.7)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Elementary" (11.2 million, 7.2/12)
ABC: "Scandal" (6.8 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (3.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Elementary" (2.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Photo/Video credit: NBC