By James Hibberd
Updated November 22, 2013 at 06:42 PM EST
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When looking at Thursday’s prime-time ratings, NBC’s numbers bring to mind an apocalyptic wasteland; some smoldering ruinous city, once glamorous, where a devastating bomb has crumbled the skyline into gray ash.

Or, in NBC’s case, four bombs: Parks & Recreation, Sean Saves the World, The Michael J. Fox Show and (sorry, know you love it) Parenthood. Every show hit or tied its all-time series low rating last night. This is NBC’s lowest-performing Thursday this season. In fact, this matches NBC’s worst performing in-season Thursday in the network’s history with first-run regularly scheduled programming. These are the types of ratings that even rivals networks get bummed to see; they’re just sad.

As for the rest: Fox and The CW’s numbers are slightly inflated due to local sports preemptions (see my scoop on X Factor‘s surprising renewal odds). ABC is largely even with last week. CBS’ posted across-the-board gains (except a steady Big Bang Theory), with The Millers having its best total viewership in a month. Full chart:

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49 RATING

TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)

FOX

8-9P

X-FACTOR

1.6

5,876

9-10P

GLEE-

1.6

4,436

ABC

8-9P

ONCE-WONDERLAND

0.9

3,511

9-10P

GREY ANATOMY

2.5

8,480

10-11P

SCANDAL-

2.9

8,832

CBS

8:00P

BIG BANG-

5.2

18,586

8:30P

MILLERS-

2.8

12,043

9:00P

CRAZY ONES-

2.2

8,733

9:30P

TWO&HLF MN-

2.1

8,616

10-11P

ELEMENTARY-

1.8

9,114

NBC

8-9P

PARK & REC-

1.0

2,812

9:00P

SEAN-WORLD-

0.9

2,975

9:30P

MJ FOX SHW-

0.9

2,803

10-11P

PARENTHOOD

1.2

3,606

CW

8-9P

VAMPIRE DRS-

1.3

2,904

9-10P

REIGN-

0.9

2,194

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