Seven Thursday shows were on the downside this week, as coverage of the NFL Draft on ESPN and The NFL Network spiked a good 50 percent year-to-year.
CBS’ The Big Bang Theory — which featured a big event — drew 14.2 million total viewers and a 3.7 rating, down 12 and 18 percent and hitting a season low in the demo. Leading out of that, The Millers (9.2 mil/2.0) and the Two and a Half Men finale (8.5 mil/2.1) lost a few eyeballs, while Bad Teacher (5.8 mil/1.3) and Elementary (7.5 mil/1.5) each dipped a tenth.
Over on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy (7.5 mil/2.3) was down 15 and 12 percent (tying its series low) and Black Box (4.4 mil/1.1) fell 21 and 15 percent.
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Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen (4.1 mil/1.5) ticked down a tenth, but American Idol (7.1 mil/1.6) and the Surviving Jack series finale (4.1 mil/1.2) rose one and two tenths, respectively.
The CW’s Vampire Diaries (1.6 mil/0.7) slipped 13 percent and a tenth (tying its series low), but Reign (1.47 mil/0.5) held steady.
NBC’s Game Night did 3.3 mil and a 0.9, while the American Comedy Awards did 3.1 mil/1.0.