By James Hibberd
Updated May 02, 2014 at 03:16 PM EDT
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ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy enjoyed a ratings uptick for the return of Preston Burke. Thursday’s episode was up 13 percent from last week to win the 9 p.m. hour and post a nine-week high (here’s our interview with Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes about last night’s episode).

Yet Grey’s improving didn’t help the second episode of ABC’s new neuro-drama Black Box, which declined by the same amount, 13 percent (see chart). Another newcomer, CBS’ comedy Bad Teacher, fell a sharp 29 percent from last week’s debut.

Also: Fox’s American Idol sank 17 percent to another All Time Low. Idol has gone from invincible, to getting beaten by only Big Bang, to getting trumped by nearly half of the broadcast shows on Thursday night.

Full chart:

NET/TIME/SHOW

18-49 RATING

Total Viewers (+000)

FOX

8-9P

HELL KTCHN-

1.6

4,441

9:00P

AM IDOL-TH-

1.5

6,917

9:30P

SURVIVING-

1.0

3,910

ABC

8-9P

GREYS-THU8-

RS

0.9

4,141

9-10P

GREY ANTMY-

2.6

8,693

10-11P

BLACK BOX-

1.3

5,405

CBS

8:00P

BIG BANG-

4.4

15,687

8:30P

MILLERS-

2.1

9,579

9:00P

TWO&HLF MN-

2.1

9,161

9:30P

BAD TEACHR-

1.5

6,521

10-11P

ELEMENTARY-

1.6

7,814

NBC

8-11P

IHEART-AWD-

S

1.7

5,449

CW

8-9P

VAMPIRE DRS-

0.7

1,816

9-10P

REIGN-CW

0.5

1,424

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