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CBS's BAD TEACHER Earns Good Ratings!

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CBS's BAD TEACHER Earns Good Ratings!

CBS's new comedy Bad Teacher premiered strong, boosting the week-ago time period by double-digit percentages in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, April 24.

At 9:30 PM, Bad Teacher (P) was second in viewers (7.87m, -0.90m behind ABC), adults 25-54 (2.9/07, -0.1 behind ABC) and adults 18-49 (2.1/06, -0.2 behind ABC). Compared to the week-ago time period, Bad Teacher was up +51% in viewers and +62% in adults 18-49. Bad Teacher posted the time period's best non-sports deliveries in viewers since Feb. 6, 2014, its best adults 25-54 rating since Jan. 30, 2014 and its best adults 18-49 rating since Jan. 9, 2014.

At 8:00 PM, The Big Bang Theory was first in viewers (15.96m), adults 25-54 (5.7/18) and adults 18-49 (4.3/16). CBS beat NBC, ABC, FOX and CW combined in viewers (vs. 12.10m, +32%), adults 25-54 (vs. 4.7, +21%) and adults 18-49 (vs. 3.8, +13%). The Big Bang Theory is the night's top program in these measures.

At 8:30 PM, The Millers was first in viewers (10.15m), adults 25-54 (3.4/10) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). Compared to the last first-run episode on April 10, The Millers was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +80,000 viewers (from 10.07m, +1%).

At 9:00 PM, Two and a Half Men was first in viewers (9.46m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09) and adults 18-49 (2.5/08). Compared to the last first-run episode on April 10, Two and a Half Men was up +3% in adults 25-54 (from 3.4/09) and +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/08).

At 10:00 PM, Elementary was first in viewers (8.12m), adults 25-54 (2.3/06) and adults 18-49 (1.6/05). Compared to the last first-run episode on April 10, Elementary was even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 and added +220,000 viewers (from 7.90m, +3%).

For the night, CBS was first in viewers (9.95m), adults 25-54 (3.3/09) and adults 18-49 (2.4/08). CBS won the first night of the May sweep viewers for the third consecutive year, swept in the key demos for the second straight year.

Updated Thursday ratings will be available later today.

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