TV ratings: 'Glee's' Cory Monteith tribute draws strong numbers, 'Wonderland' premiere doesn't

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glee-quarterback-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

The "Glee" farewell to Cory Monteith drew the show's biggest audience in more than a year as a sizable number of viewers returned for the tribute episode. The episode tied ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" for the lead among adults 18-49 in its hour.

Elsewhere Thursday, the premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" didn't do much for ABC, opening below where "Last Resort" did in same timeslot last year. NBC's comedies were down across the board, and ABC's "Scandal" took a bit of a hit as well, although it still led its hour. "The Millers" dipped only slightly for CBS, scoring the best week-two retention of any new series thus far this fall.

CBS drew just under 11 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/11 share in households for the night. ABC (7.8 million, 5.2/8) came in second, beating out FOX (6.85 million, 4.3/7). NBC (3.4 million, 2.2/4) finished fourth, and The CW (2.2 million, 1.5/2) trailed.

CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating. ABC took second with a 2.5, edging FOX's 2.4. NBC averaged 1.1 and The CW 0.9.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" (17.2 million viewers, 10.5/18 households)/"The Millers" (11.9 million, 7.4/12)
FOX: "The X Factor" (6.3 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" series premiere (5.7 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: "Parks and Recreation" (3.25 million, 2.2/4)/"Welcome to the Family" (2.5 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

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

9 p.m.

CBS:
"The Crazy Ones" (9.9 million, 6.2/10)/"Two and a Half Men" (9 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8.7 million, 5.9/9)
FOX: "Glee" (7.4 million, 4.6/7)
NBC: "Sean Saves the World" (3.3 million, 2.2/3)/"The Michael J. Fox Show" (3.85 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Glee" and "Grey's Anatomy" tied at 2.8

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Scandal" (9 million, 6.1/10)
CBS: "Elementary" (8.9 million, 5.7/10)
NBC: "Parenthood" (3.75 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Scandal" (3.1)

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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