'Community'

Actors Danny Pudi and Donald Glover appear in a scene from the NBC show "Community." (Charles Christopher / NBC)

CBS' comedies continued to rule Thursday night, though it looks like fans of "Community" are coming back from vacation.

The NBC Dan Harmon comedy about a group of misfits at a junior college rose in the ratings from last week's premiere, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "Community" drew 3.57 million viewers and generated a rating of 1.4 in the key 18-to-49 demographic, up 8% from last week's two-episode average, which is somewhat of a feat given that last year's second episode sunk 37% from the premiere. 

"Parks and Recreation" returned and jumped 40% from its last original episode more than a month ago, scoring a 1.4 in the 18-to-49 demographic. "Sean Saves the World" and "The Michael J. Fox Show" both increased week-to-week to a 1.0, while "Parenthood" was flat with last week's 1.3. 

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CBS had easily the biggest draw of the night in "Big Bang Theory," which brought in an average of 20 million viewers, its largest audience ever for a regularly scheduled episode, and a rating of 5.6 in the advertiser-coveted young adults demographic. Will Arnett's "The Millers" followed up with 13.6 million people (its biggest audience ever) and a 3.3 rating. 

Robin Williams' "The Crazy Ones" and "Two and a Half Men" garnered a 2.4 rating in the key demographic, up 20% and 9% respectively compared with last week, coming before "Elementary," which rose 11% to a 2.0. 

ABC's two-hour "The Taste" matched the demographic rating from its premiere last week at 1.3, while the new miniseries "The Assets" continued to flounder. The second part of the eight-part "Assets" fell a tick to a 0.6 in the demographic and drew just 2.9 million viewers overall.

Fox and the CW only showed reruns. 

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