Jim Parsons Jim Parsons

Bazinga indeed!

The Big Bang Theory matched a series viewership high Thursday with 16.5 million viewers and a 5.0 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Lead-out Two and a Half Men (14.1 million, 4.0) benefited greatly, reaching season highs in both measures.

Person of Interest followed with 14.7 million viewers and a 2.9, staying even, while Elementary (10.7 million, 2.2) slid two-tenths.

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ABC's Last Resort (6 million, 1.4) and Grey's Anatomy (9.2 million, 3.2) both grew, while Scandal (6.1 million, 2.0) was flat.

8 p.m.
CBS:
The Big Bang Theory 16.5 million (5.0); Two and a Half Men 14.1 million (4.0)
ABC: Last Resort 6 million (1.4)
Fox: The X Factor 6.3 million (2.3)
NBC: The Voice 9.1 million (3.0)
CW: The Vampire Diaries 3 million (1.4)

9 p.m.
CBS:
Person of Interest 14.7 million (2.9)
ABC: Grey's Anatomy 9.2 million (3.2)
Fox: Glee 5.7 million (2.4)
NBC: The Office 5.3 million (2.5); Parks and Recreation 3.8 million (1.8)
CW: Beauty and the Beast 1.8 million (0.7)

10 p.m.
CBS:
Elementary 10.7 million (2.2)
ABC: Scandal 6.1 million (2.0)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams 4.4 million (1.1)