Sorry girls, but Charlie’s Angels isn’t “winning”.
If anyone thought CBS’ The Big Bang Theory would lose any stream since moving from Mondays to thursdays last year, they are now considered offically wrong.
The fifth-season sitcom – which entered syndication this week as an off-network strip – scored the night’s highest rating in adults 18-49 and the most viewers of any series that aired.
Big Bang drew a 4.9 adult 18-49 demo rating for the season premiere at 7 p.m. (CT) and drew an even better 5.1 rating in the second half-hour, on par with last season’s premiere. Both half-hours drew about 15 million viewers.
Big Bang crushed the competition on the other networks, including competing sitcoms Community and Parks & Recreation on NBC, which finished fourth.
NBC fared better with the season premiere of The Office at 8 p.m., but dropped viewers the rest of the night with new awful sitcom Whitney (3.3/8) and Prime Suspect (1.8/5), which was buried by the season premieres of CBS’ The Mentalist and ABC’s Grey Anatomy (and MTV’s Jersey Shore, which had a 3.5 adult demo rating.)
It was a rough night for freshman shows. In addition to Whitney, CBS’ new Person of Interest disappointed with a 3.1 adult demo rating. However, the program did draw 13.3 million viewers, so it’s likely a keeper. Another night of The X Factor for Fox drew 12.5 million viewers and a 4.3 demo rating, about even from its premiere a night earlier. Despite the decent ratings, it isn’t meeting expectations.
The reboot of classic crime drama Charlie’s Angels on ABC drew a respectable 8.9 million viewers and a 2.1 adult demo rating. However, angry viewers who watched Angels (and probably realized the person who voiced Charlie wasn’t Charlie Sheen) thrashed the show on Twitter and on message boards for its bad acting, writing, plots, lighting, etc.., which doesn’t really bode well for the future of the show. Charlie’s Angels is another series headed to a quick induction to a place where “winning” isn’t allowed – The T Dog Media TV Hall Of Shame.
Finally, the second episode of The Secret Circle on CW came in dead last with a 0.9 adult demo rating, down from its Vampire Diaries lead-in (1.2/3) – which itself is down about 30 percent from last year.