NBC Thursday w/ 'Community' had a good night


From 9-9:53 p.m., an expanded telecast of “The Office” (4.2/11 in adults 18-49, 8.4 million viewers) ranked as the #1 scripted series of the night in adults 18-49 and other key categories. 

For the 9-9:30 half-hour, “The Office” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CW  in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos versus ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” CBS’s “CSI” and Fox’s “Bones,” which benefited from an “American Idol” lead-in.

It’s the highest rated “Office” in 18-49 since January 20 and the top “Office” in total viewers since the season premiere on September 23, 2010.  
From 9:53-10:30 p.m., an expanded edition of “Parks and Recreation” averaged a 2.3/6 in 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall. 

In the 10-10:30 half-hour, “Parks and Recreation” finished within 1 share of #1 in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men 18-49 (tie). 

From 10:30-11 p.m. ET, “30 Rock” delivered a 1.9/5 in 18-49 and 4.0 million viewers overall.  “30 Rock” ranked #1 in the half-hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34 and men 18-34.  “30 Rock” matched NBC’s second-highest 18-49 rating in the time period this season.  

At 8 p.m. ET, “Community” delivered a 1.4/4 in 18-49 and 3.3 million viewers overall in a highly competitive time period that included Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s Royal Wedding coverage and CW’s “Vampire Diaries.” 

“Community” matched its 18-49 rating of the prior two weeks and grew week to week by 6 percent in total viewers (3.345 million vs. 3.166 million), pending updates.

At 8:30 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “The Office” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall) earned NBC’s top 18-49 rating in the half-hour since March 24. 

(source: NBC)