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CBS Comedies Deliver Record Audiences

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CBS Comedies Deliver Record Audiences

CBS's entire Thursday lineup soared over last week's original episodes, with The Millers recording its largest audience ever, The Big Bang Theory delivering its largest audience for a regularly scheduled episode and TWO AND AHALF MEN and Elementary posting their biggest audiences since premiere week, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Jan 9.

THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (20.08m), adults 25-54 (7.5/20) and adults 18-49 (5.6/17). The Big Bang Theory posted its largest audience ever for a regularly scheduled episode, its best adults 25-54 rating since Feb. 7 2013 and its best adults 18-49 rating since Feb. 21, 2013. The Big Bang Theory beat first-run competition on NBC and ABC combined by almost 12 million viewers (vs. 8.17m, +146%), by +4.5 rating points in adults 25-54 (vs. 3.0, +150%) and by +3.0 rating points in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.6, +115%) in the 8:00-8:30 PM half-hour.

At 8:30 PM, freshman drama The Millers was first in viewers (13.61m), adults 25-54 (4.5/12) and adults 18-49 (3.3/10). The Millers posted a series-high in viewers and matched series-highs in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

At 9:00 PM, The Crazy Ones was first in viewers (9.62m), adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). The Crazy Ones delivered its best viewer total since Oct. 10, 2013, its best adults 25-54 ratings since Oct. 3, 2013 and its best adults 18-49 ratings since Oct. 17, 2013.

At 9:30 PM, Two and a Half Men was first in viewers (9.48m), adults 25-54 (3.3/08) and adults 18-49 (2.4/07). Two and a Half Men posted its largest audience since its season premiere on Sept. 26, its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 3, 2013 and its best adult 25-54 rating since May 9, 2013.

At 10:00 PM, Elementary was first in viewers (9.85m), adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (2.0/06). Elementary posted its best viewers and adults 25-54 rating since the Sept. 26 season two premiere and its best adults 18-49 rating since Oct. 3, 2013.

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (12.08m), adults 25-54 (4.1/10) and adults 18-49 (3.0/09).

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