By James Hibberd
Updated January 10, 2014 at 04:53 PM EST
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The Big Bang Theory keeps earning it’s status as the most successful comedy on TV: Thursday night’s airing delivered the show’s biggest 8 p.m. audience ever — 20 million viewers and a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49, blowing away everything else on the dial and helping pump up the rest of CBS’ line-up. (There was one Big Bang Theory special telecast at 8:30 p.m. on the show’s premiere night back in September that was slightly higher — otherwise this would be an unqualified Big Bang record).In fact, every CBS show was up over last week, starting with Big Bang up 4 percent, The Millers up 18 percent to its biggest audience yet, Crazy Ones up 20 percent, Two and a Half Men was up 9 percent and Elementary was up 11 percent.

Helping CBS: ABC was in the dumps with The Taste and The Assets, while Fox and The CW aired repeats. So that only really left NBC, which isn’t much competition these days on Thursday nights. Still, NBC had some uplift, with Community up 8 percent, Parks up 40 percent, and both Sean Saves the World and Michael J. Fox Show up 25 percent — but you can see for yourself below the spread between the Peacock and CBS:

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49 RATING

TOTAL VIEWERS (+000)

FOX

8-9P

SLEEPY HOLLOW

RS

0.7

2,389

9-10P

SLEEPY HOLLOW

RS

0.6

2,423

ABC

8-10P

TASTE-

1.3

4,465

10-11P

ASSETS-

0.6

2,933

CBS

8:00P

BIG BANG-

5.6

20,079

8:30P

MILLERS-

3.3

13,612

9:00P

CRAZY ONES-

2.4

9,616

9:30P

TWO&HLF MN-

2.4

9,477

10-11P

ELEMENTARY-

2.0

9,853

NBC

8:00P

COMMUNITY-

1.4

3,570

8:30P

PARK & REC-

1.4

3,367

9:00P

SEAN-WORLD-

1.0

3,159

9:30P

MJ FOX SHW-

1.0

3,140

10-11P

PARENTHOOD-

1.3

4,211

CW

8-9P

VAMPIRE DRS-

R

0.3

952

9-10P

REIGN-

R

0.3

939

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