TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' wins Thursday for CBS; 'Two and a Half Men' up in timeslot change

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big-bang-theory-ratings-feb-27.jpg Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Thursday night's regularly scheduled programming was back in a big way now that the Olympics are over, with "The Big Bang Theory" on par with its last new episode and
"Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" returning to four-month highs on ABC.

Elsewhere, "American Idol"  saw an increase of over half a million viewers from last Thursday's results show, and the "Two and a Half Men"/"Crazy Ones" timeslot switcheroo saw the best numbers for "Men" since its September premiere, though "Crazy Ones" remained level with its last new episode.

CBS earned a win with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/11 share in households, followed by ABC (7.8 million, 5.3/9), FOX (6.6 million, 4.1/6), NBC (3.2 million, 2.1/3) and The CW (1.6 million, 1.1/2).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the order remained the same, though the margin between first and second was much closer -- CBS won with 2.5, but ABC was right behind at 2.4. FOX was third at 1.5, NBC fourth with 1.1 and The CW trailed with 0.7.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" (17.5 million viewers, 10.6/17 households)/ "The Millers" 11.2 million, 6.8/11)

FOX: "American Idol" (9.8 million, 5.9/9)
ABC: Special - "Countdown to the Oscars" (4.7 million, 3.3/5)

NBC: "Community" (2.6 million, 1.8/3)/ "Parks and Recreation" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

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

9 p.m.

CBS: "Two and a Half Men" (10 million, 6.2/10)/ "The Crazy Ones" (7.4 million, 4.6/7)

ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (9.3 million, 6.4/10)
FOX: "Rake" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)

NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "Reign" (1.3 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (3.0)

10 p.m.

ABC: "Scandal" (9.3 million, 6.3/11)

CBS: "Elementary" (8.5 million, 5.4/9)
NBC:
"Parenthood" (3.6 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Scandal" (3.3)

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

More ratings at Zap2it

Photo/Video credit: CBS