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Updated Thursday Ratings: CBS Tops Night

'The Big Bang Theory' Tops Night at 14.5 Million Viewers

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, March 10 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Keep in mind that these ratings are time period based.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.22 million, Fox: 7.96, ABC: 6.12, NBC: 3.44, CW: 1.66

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.9 rating/6 share, Fox: 1.8/ 6, ABC: 1.7/ 6, NBC: 0.7/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.72 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 14.49 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/11 (#1)

NBC – You, Me and the Apocalypse
Viewers: 2.64 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 7.86 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 2.07 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.43 million (#3), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1t)

CBS – Life in Pieces
Viewers: 8.82 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1t)

NBC – You, Me and the Apocalypse
Viewers: 2.09 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.07 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 2.04 million (#5), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 6.03 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Mom
Viewers: 8.05 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1t)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 2.89 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 8.06 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1t)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.38 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2(#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.97 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CBS – 2 Broke Girls
Viewers: 6.68 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (R)
Viewers: 3.30 million (#4), A18-49: 0.67 2 (#4)

Fox – American Idol
Viewers: 7.84 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.13 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1(#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.84 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 5.81 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.74 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 5.49 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.84 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Has anybody else noticed how short the episodes of Big Bang and Mom are? Without commercials, they only run about 18 minutes where other sitcoms are in the 21-22 minute range.

    • Wow, I had not noticed that. I had noticed in the past with other sitcoms that, as the years go by, they start lengthening the spacers. For example, on Friends, they would increase the number and lengthen them for the city shots between scenes.

      • And when they go into syndication, they can shorten those establishing shots to fit in more commercials.

        • Sadly they also make for less story and thus less interesting episodes.

          BBT continues to tower of TV comedy, but it’s just because the new shows are awful.

      • And then the networks will complain people are zapping through them or downloading the shows online…

        They reap what they sow.

  2. Here is how Hollywood’s self-delusion and tendency to believe its own press are destroying it:

    It should be abuzz with talk about how awful the ratings are. I mean look at the disaster area that is the once-proud home of ER and L.A. LAW: Thursdays 10pm.

    This used to be the highest-rated night of TV, you know…

    Instead, this…

    But nobody seems to notice because “this is a different time”, “online”, “the internet”, “video games”, “social media”, “we don’t need viewers to make money anymore”, “our DVR percentages are huge”, “our demo numbers are awesome” and whatever the excuse du jour is.

    Only looking at those numbers for what they are: complete failure, will Hollywood be able to avoid the irrelevance it is rapidly being engulfed in.