TV ratings: CBS back from reruns earns huge win Thursday

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ratings-jan-3-2013-big-bang-theory.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

Some primetime shows are already back from reruns and the ratings definitely reflect the new programming, handing CBS a huge win. "The Big Bang Theory" posted its highest ratings ever with nearly 19 million viewers and a 6.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, which matches an all-time high. "Two and a Half Men" posted a season high, while "Person of Interest" had a series high and "Elementary" had its largest audience since the premiere.

Granted, all other networks were more or less in reruns, save two episodes of "Mobbed" on FOX, but still -- big night for CBS.

The Eye averaged 14.9 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households for the win, which beats all other networks combined. ABC was second with 3.25 million, 2.3/4, followed by FOX at 2.9 million, 1.8/3, NBC at 2.5 million 1.7/3 and the CW at 996,000 and 0.7/1

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS also won handily with a 3.7. FOX was the only network above 1.0 with a 1.1. ABC and NBC were tied for third at 0.8 and the CW trailed at 0.4.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Big Bang Theory" (18.98 million, 7.4/12)/"Two and a Half Men" (15.4 million, 9.2/14)
ABC: "Nashville" rerun (3.2 million, 2.2/3)
FOX: "Mobbed" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: "30 Rock" rerun (2.5 million, 1.7/3)/"Up All Night" rerun (1.96 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (6.0)

9 p.m.

"Person of Interest" (16.1 million, 9.7/15)
FOX: "Mobbed" (3.1 million, 1.8/3)
ABC: "Scandal" rerun (2.9 million, 2.1/3)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (2.2 million, 1.4/2)/"Parks and Recreation" rerun (1.7 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" rerun (868,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Person of Interest" (3.4)

10 p.m.

"Elementary" (11.4 million, 7.1/12)
ABC: "Scandal" rerun (3.7 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Elementary" (2.5)

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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