TV Ratings Report: How to Lose Your Lead-In Audience

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CBS conquered all on yet another popular Thursday evening, although Kevin Dillon and the series debut of How to Be a Gentleman couldn't capitalize on its massive lead-in of over 14 million Big Bang Theory viewers.

The new sitcom held on to just over half of that audience, as detailed below in our full rundown...

8 p.m.
The Vampire Diaries: 2.7 million
Charlie's Angels: 7.2 million
Community: 4 million/Parks and Recreation: 4.3 million
The Big Bang Theory: 14.6 million/How to Be a Gentleman: 9 million
The X Factor: 12 million

9 p.m.
Person of Interest: 12.4 million
The Office: 6.6 million
The X Factor: 12 million
Grey's Anatomy: 10 million
The Secret Circle: 2.1

10 p.m.
The Mentalist: 12.7 million
Prime Suspect: 5.6 million
Private Practice: 7.9 million