By James Hibberd
Updated November 15, 2013 at 04:40 PM EST
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Reign

Could The CW’s Reign turn from a ratings peasant into a king (or at least into a duke or a really badass squire)?

Last week, the show’s total viewer numbers and 18-34 demo experienced an uptick. Then Thursday night’s episode (1.7 million viewers, 0.7 adults 18-49) saw more increases, this time boosting the show’s adults 18-49 demo rating another notch for the first time since its premiere. So that’s two weeks of (admittedly mild) increases. It’s too early to know for sure and the show still sheds way to much of its TVD lead-in. But coming after The CW turned heads by giving its first-ever crunchy-gravel show a full-season pickup, this is a positive sign.

The CW’s other Thursday drama, The Vampire Diaries, did well too. Steady this week in the demo (chart below), and once again beating ABC and NBC.

Also last night: CBS’ Big Bang Theory went up slightly in the ratings with the return of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, down 8 percent — it’s almost like Big Bang enjoys crushing it. The rest of CBS’ comedy block was up a bit too, though Elementary was down. The rest of NBC’s block fell had Sean Saves the World dropping 29 percent without last week’s Voice lead-in and Michael J. Fox Show and Parenthood stead. ABC’s block was all within 4 percent of last week. Fox’s The X Factor was up from last week’s disastrous “do-over” episode, while Glee was steady.

Full chart:

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49

TOTAL VIEWERS (+000_

FOX

8-9P

X-FCTR-

1.4

5,287

9-10P

GLEE-

1.5

4,493

ABC

8-9P

ONCE-WNDLD-

0.9

3,712

9-10P

GREY ANTMY-

2.6

8,449

10-11P

SCANDAL-

2.9

8,947

CBS

8:00P

BIG BANG-

5.1

17,981

8:30P

MILLERS-

2.7

11,281

9:00P

CRAZY ONES-

2.1

8,678

9:30P

TWO&HLF MN-

2.1

8,601

10-11P

ELEMENTARY-

1.6

8,387

NBC

8-9P

PARK & REC-

1.2

3,314

9:00P

SEAN-WORLD-

1.0

3,146

9:30P

MJ FOX SHW-

1.0

2,938

10-11P

PARENTHOOD-

1.3

4,110

CW

8-9P

VAMPIRE DRS-

1.3

2,673

9-10P

REIGN-

0.7

1,730

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