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?