Ratings: ‘Community’ steady, ‘Parks and Recreation’ up for NBC

The numbers are in!

With the majority of the shows on Thursday night already renewed for additional seasons, it’s fair to say that the attention of us as a TV critic ends up being drawn to some of the shows on the bubble — “Community,” “30 Rock,” “The Secret Circle,” and “Touch.”

So how did these shows perform? Read on and find out:

NBC – “Community” held on yet again to its audience despite a new “Big Bang Theory” this week, scoring a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic along with a total viewer number that currently is up slightly versus last week. Is it enough for a renewal? We like to think so, especially since “30 Rock” (which is also expected to return) also scored a 1.4.

“The Office” bounced back Thursday for its highest rating in weeks in a 2.3, while “Parks and Recreation” also benefited in rising to a 1.7. The saw great news cannot be shared for “Awake” which posted numbers (0.7 / 2.1 million viewers) that are worse than a certain show on The CW.

CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” won the night overall with a 4.6 rating, and it started a chain of all shows on the network increasing their audience versus previous weeks — whether it be “Rules of Engagement” (2.7), “Person of Interest” (2.5), or “The Mentalist” (2.4).

Fox – “American Idol” lost a tenth this week in posting a 3.9, but the good news for “Touch” is that it actually saw its audience increase this week up to a 2.1. While this does not guarantee a renewal, it certainly helps.

ABC – “Missing” is about go missing from ABC’s schedule entirely, as its 1.1 rating marks a series low and it was tied for last place on the night in the 8:00 p.m. hour. “Grey’s Anatomy” scored a 3.2 (down slightly versus last week), and while “Scandal” looks to be up versus last week at the moment with a 2.1, shows following “Grey’s” tend to be adjusted down when the final numbers are released.

The CW – Following some rough weeks, “The Vampire Diaries” is now back in pretty good graces with a 1.1 rating — and the same (to a lesser extent) goes for “The Secret Circle,” which boosted its renewal chances by increasing its audience up to a 0.6 versus last week’s series low.

Do you think we learned anything from the numbers for Thursday night?

Photo: NBC

Source: TVbythenumbers

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