tina fey alec baldwin 30 rock TV ratings: '30 Rock' premiere down from last year; 'Big Bang Theory' wins the nightFast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

CBS easily won the night, though every network’s numbers were down slightly across the board from last week — except the CW. The final season premiere of “30 Rock” on NBC was down over a million viewers from last year’s Season 6 premiere.

Just about every show that premiered last week saw its numbers fall in week 2, with “Elementary” losing over 2 million viewers and “Last Resort” losing over 1 million.

An average of 13.3 million viewers earned CBS the win, with an 8.3 rating/13 share in households. ABC was next at 8.4 million, 5.5/9, followed by FOX at 7.7 million, 4.8/8. NBC trailed with 3.5 million, 2.4/4 and the CW was last with 902,000, 0.6/1, though that is up 175,000 viewers.

In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS also won with a 3.3, followed by FOX at 2.9, ABC at 2.5, NBC at 1.5 and the CW at 0.3.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Big Bang Theory” (15.4 million, 9.5/16 households)/ “Two and a Half Men” (12.7 million, 7.8/12
“The X Factor” (9.1 million viewers, 5.7/9)
ABC: “Last Resort” (7.9 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: “30 Rock” premiere (3.4 million, 2.4/4)/”Up All Night” (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “The Next” finale (803,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Big Bang Theory” (4.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” (14.6 million, 9.0/14)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” (10.6 million, 6.9/121
FOX: “Glee” (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “The Office” (4.1 million, 2.7/4)/”Parks and Recreation” (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “The Next” finale (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Elementary” (11.2 million, 7.2/12)
ABC: “Scandal” (6.8 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (3.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: “Elementary” (2.6)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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