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[02/28/14 - 03:50 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Claims Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, february 27, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 50 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

The Big Bang Theory (8:00) - CBS
17.725 million viewers, #1; 6.351 million adults 18-49 (5.00 rating), #1

The Millers (8:30) - CBS
11.037 million viewers, #2; 3.488 million adults 18-49 (2.75 rating), #4

Two and a Half Men (9:00) - CBS
10.025 million viewers, #3; 3.165 million adults 18-49 (2.49 rating), #5

American Idol (8:00) - FOX
10.008 million viewers, #4; 3.054 million adults 18-49 (2.41 rating), #6

Grey's Anatomy (9:00) - ABC
9.417 million viewers, #5; 3.904 million adults 18-49 (3.07 rating), #3

Scandal (10:00) - ABC
9.318 million viewers, #6; 4.259 million adults 18-49 (3.35 rating), #2

Elementary (10:00) - CBS
8.660 million viewers, #7; 2.006 million adults 18-49 (1.58 rating), #8

The Crazy Ones (9:30) - CBS
7.408 million viewers, #8; 2.353 million adults 18-49 (1.85 rating), #7

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
4.938 million viewers, #9; 1.599 million adults 18-49 (1.26 rating), #10

Countdown to the Oscars (8:00) - ABC
4.729 million viewers, #10; 1.233 million adults 18-49 (0.97 rating), #17

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
4.268 million viewers, #11; 1.367 million adults 18-49 (1.08 rating), #15

Parenthood (10:00) - NBC
3.591 million viewers, #12; 1.413 million adults 18-49 (1.11 rating), #13

Vikings (10:00) - History
3.555 million viewers, #13; 1.697 million adults 18-49 (1.34 rating), #9

Rake (9:00) - FOX
3.448 million viewers, #14; 0.971 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #19

Hollywood Game Night (9:00) - NBC
3.416 million viewers, #15; 1.513 million adults 18-49 (1.19 rating), #11

NBA Regular Season: Knicks at Heat - TNT
2.722 million viewers, #16; 1.457 million adults 18-49 (1.15 rating), #12

Community (8:00) - NBC
2.562 million viewers, #17; 1.253 million adults 18-49 (0.99 rating), #16

Parks & Recreation (8:30) - NBC
2.521 million viewers, #18; 1.371 million adults 18-49 (1.08 rating), #14

The Vampire Diaries (8:00) - CW
2.034 million viewers, #19; 1.189 million adults 18-49 (0.94 rating), #18

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.915 million viewers, #20; 0.652 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #24

NBA Pre-Game - TNT
1.877 million viewers, #21; 0.842 million adults 18-49 (0.66 rating), #20

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.520 million viewers, #22; 0.536 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #31

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (9:00) - TLC
1.441 million viewers, #23; 0.682 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #23

College Basketball (7:00) - ESPN
1.416 million viewers, #24; 0.530 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #32

Reign (9:00) - CW
1.323 million viewers, #25; 0.646 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #26

Under the Gunn (9:00) - Lifetime
1.297 million viewers, #26; 0.420 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #35

Ridiculousness (10:00) - MTV
1.251 million viewers, #27; 0.818 million adults 18-49 (0.64 rating), #21

NBA Regular Season: Nets at Nuggets - TNT
1.245 million viewers, #28; 0.724 million adults 18-49 (0.57 rating), #22

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
1.206 million viewers, #29; 0.641 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #27

College Basketball (9:34) - ESPN
1.120 million viewers, #30; 0.405 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #36

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.060 million viewers, #31; 0.371 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #37

Mob Wives: The Reunion (10:00) - VH1
0.959 million viewers, #32; 0.647 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #25

Mary Mary (9:00) - WE tv
0.958 million viewers, #33; 0.582 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #30

King of the Nerds (10:00) - TBS
0.948 million viewers, #34; 0.635 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #28

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (10:30) - MTV
0.897 million viewers, #35; 0.610 million adults 18-49 (0.48 rating), #29

The Millionaire Matchmaker (9:00) - Bravo
0.872 million viewers, #36; 0.478 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #33

Welcome to Myrtle Manor (10:00) - TLC
0.855 million viewers, #37; 0.347 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #40

Wild West Alaska (9:00)* - Animal Planet
0.760 million viewers, #38; 0.198 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #43

Anger Management (9:30) - FX
0.720 million viewers, #39; 0.359 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #38

Couples Therapy (9:00) - VH1
0.680 million viewers, #40; 0.475 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #34

Captain Philips: Somali Pirates Inside Story (10:00)* - Discovery
0.678 million viewers, #41; 0.258 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #41

Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal (9:00)* - ID
0.581 million viewers, #42; 0.171 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #47

Tabloid (10:00)* - ID
0.581 million viewers, #43; 0.171 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #48

Party Down South (10:00) - CMT
0.526 million viewers, #44; 0.356 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #39

Mysteries at the Museum (9:00)* - Travel
0.523 million viewers, #45; 0.179 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #46

Killer Karaoke (10:00)* - truTV
0.450 million viewers, #46; 0.215 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #42

Hacking the System (9:00)* - NGC
0.449 million viewers, #47; 0.191 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #44

Hacking the System (9:30)* - NGC
0.449 million viewers, #48; 0.191 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #45

Portlandia (10:00)* - IFC
0.259 million viewers, #49; 0.120 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #49

The Red Road (9:00)* - Sundance
0.247 million viewers, #50; 0.039 million adults 18-49 (0.03 rating), #50

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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