Ratings: ‘Community’ rises for NBC; ‘Person of Interest’ down big

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Every week with “Community” at this point, it’s a waiting game to see if the ratings it pulls in are going to be enough to see NBC greenlight a season 4.

So what are we looking at this time? Read on to find out!

NBC – Despite being up against a new episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” the “Law & Order” tribute of “Community” was actually up this week to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic as well as to 3.2 million viewers. “30 Rock” also improved thanks to its live episode to a 1.6 rating; however the other shows in the NBC lineup in “The Office” (2.1), “Parks and Recreation” (1.7), and “Awake” (0.8) were all down versus their past new episode, and with “The Office” and “Awake” they were at season lows.

CBS – While “Big Bang” still won the night with a 4.0 rating, this still marked a season low for the show. Both “Person of Interest” and “The Mentalist” were also down dramatically from their past new episodes weeks ago, with them scoring a 2.4 and a 2.1 rating, respectively, while also losing a chunk of their total viewership. The only good news for The Eye on the night? “Rules of Engagement” was up versus last week (when it had to “Big Bang” lead-in) to a 2.5 rating.

Fox – “Idol” was second on the night with a solid 3.9 rating, while “Touch” continued to lose so much of its early momentum in dropping to a new series-low rating of 1.9.

ABC – Both “Missing” and “Grey’s Anatomy” were down versus last week to a 1.3 and 3.2 rating, with the former serving as a new series low. However, the good news for “Scandal” continued — it actually rose in the preliminary ratings to a 2.1 rating, but we do anticipate it declining some once the final numbers are released later in the day. (It will likely finish even with last week.)

The CW – The trouble for The CW continued — both “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Secret Circle” stayed at their series-low 1.0 and 0.5 ratings from last week, with the latter rating firmly placing Kevin Williamson’s new show on the bubble.

Overall, “Community” benefited the most from the small increase, but stay tuned — we’ll have more news on its future (along with other shows) in the coming weeks.

Photo: NBC

Ratings source: TVbythenumbers

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