‘People Magazine Awards’ Sluggish In Debut, ‘Big Bang’ Tops Slow Thursday

Another night of soft pre-holiday ratings. In repeat, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (2.3 in adults 18-49) still was the highest-rated program of the night. It is currently tied with sophomore comedy Mom, though CBS’ 8:30 -11 PM lineup may undergo downward adjustment in the finals because of a local NFL pre-emption that is likely inflating the fast nationals. Mom (2.3), which aired an episode tackling domestic violence, is currently running down -12% from last week when it had an original Big Bang lead-in and holding onto 100% of its Big Bang repeat lead-in. Two And A Half Men (1.9) is currently down -17% from last week, while The McCarthys (1.6) and Elementary (1.4) are even.

NBC launched a third new awards show this year with The People Magazine Awards. It fared the worst of the three with a 0.8 in 18-49, behind the revival of American Comedy Awards (1.0) and iHeart Radio Music Awards (1.7), both also airing on Thursday. Its lead-in, The Biggest Loser (0.9) shed -18% from last week to hit a new Live+same day series low.

On ABC, The Taste (0.8) was even with last week and tied for series low. On the CW, the┬áiHeart Radio Jingle Ball special (0.6) was up a tenth (+20%) from last year’s telecast. The rest was repeats.

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