TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' reruns top Thursday, 'X Factor' hits series low

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big-bang-sept-19-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

The last Thursday before the start of the fall TV season was a pretty quiet one. Reruns of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" carried CBS to a win in both viewers and adults 18-49. "The X Factor" dipped a little bit, hitting a series low.

The finale of "The Million Second Quiz" was up a bit over its last few telecasts, pending updates (NBC's Kansas City affiliate carried an NFL game).

CBS drew 6.7 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/7 share in households for the night. NBC (5.1 million, 3.2/5) came in second. ABC (4.52 million, 3.0/5) edged FOX (4.46 million, 2.9/5) for third -- although that may change as ABC's Philadelphia station carried the NFL game. The CW (687,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

CBS led the 18-49 demographic as well, scoring a 1.6 rating in primetime. FOX was right behind at 1.5, and ABC and NBC tied for third at 1.3. The CW posted a 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.8 million viewers, 5.7/10 households)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (7 million, 4.6/8)
FOX: "The X Factor" (6.1 million, 3.9/6)
NBC: "The Million Second Quiz" finale (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Wipeout" season finale (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (816,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.1)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.9 million, 5.0/8)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (6.6 million, 4.3/7)
NBC: "The Million Second Quiz" finale (6.1 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/5)
FOX: "Dads" rerun (3 million, 2.0/3)/"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (558,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.2)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Elementary" rerun (5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: Special - "Valerie's Story" (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Scandal" rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "Scandal" (1.2)

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