TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' rerun easily tops a slow Thursday

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big-bang-theory-sheldon-amy.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Here's how big "The Big Bang Theory" is: A rerun of the show on the day after Christmas pulled in nearly 11 million viewers -- more than most shows do with original episodes.

Elsewhere Thursday, a "Women of SNL" special on NBC led its two hours among adults 18-49, and ABC got decent numbers from a "Shark Tank" repeat and a "20/20" special about the real-life castle that serves as the setting for "Downton Abbey."

CBS averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households for the night, beating out ABC's 5.1 million and 3.3/6. NBC (3.4 million, 2.0/3) took third. FOX (1.5 million, 1.0/2) came in fourth, and The CW (905,000, 0.6/1) brought up the rear.

The adults 18-49 title also went to CBS, which drew a 1.4 rating in the demographic. ABC and NBC tied for second at 1.1. FOX (0.4) and The CW (0.3) trailed.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (11 million viewers, 6.6/11 households)/"The Millers" rerun (7.4 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (5.6 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: "Parks and Recreation" reruns - two episodes (2.1 million, 1.3/2)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (887,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.6)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"20/20: Beyond Downton Abbey" (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "The Millers" reruns - two episodes (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: Special - "Women of SNL" (3.75 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: "Reign" rerun (923,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Women of SNL" (1.2)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Elementary" rerun (5.3 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: "20/20: Beyond Downton Abbey" (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Women of SNL" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: "Women of SNL" (1.4)

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

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Photo/Video credit: CBS