TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Scandal' and 'Vampire Diaries' all rise Thursday

big-bang-theory-nov-14-13-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

"The Big Bang Theory" grew a little bit from last week and remained Thursday's top show by a long shot, leading CBS to an across-the-board ratings win for the night.

ABC's "Scandal" and The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" were up a little bit too, with the latter beating both ABC and NBC in adults 18-49 in its hour. "Parks and Recreation" returned from a four-week hiatus to ratings similar to its last episode.

CBS delivered 10.55 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/11 share in households for the night, topping second-place ABC (7 million, 4.8/8) by more than 3 million viewers. FOX (4.9 million, 3.1/5) came in third, and NBC (3.5 million, 2.3/4) was fourth -- pending updates for both nets, as a couple of their local affiliates carried the Thursday NFL game. The CW drew 2.3 million viewers and a 1.4/2.

CBS also scored a win among adults 18-49 with a 2.5 rating. ABC, 2.1, was the only other network to make it above the 2.0 mark. FOX was third at 1.4, followed by NBC, 1.1, and The CW, 1.0.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" (18 million viewers, 10.8/18 households)/"The Millers" (11.3 million, 6.9/11)
FOX: "The X Factor" (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "Parks and Recreation" - two episodes (3.3 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (5.1)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"The Crazy Ones" (8.7 million, 5.3/8)/"Two and a Half Men" (8.6 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8.45 million, 5.8/9)
FOX: "Glee" (4.5 million, 2.8/4)
NBC: "Sean Saves the World" (3.15 million, 2.0/3)/"The Michael J. Fox Show" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Reign" (1.7 million, 1.1/2)    

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (2.6)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Scandal" (8.95 million, 6.1/10)
CBS: "Elementary" (8.4 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: "Parenthood" (4.1 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "Scandal" (2.9)

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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