UPDATED WITH NATIONAL RATINGS: Sheldon Cooper's wacky ways continue to pull in viewers.

"The Big Bang Theory" was Thursday's biggest show locally and nationally.

"Big Bang" averaged 17.8 million viewers, easily the night's biggest audience. A distant second was "The Millers," which follows "Big Bang" and attracted 12.3 million fans. Other big draws were ABC's "Scandal" with 9.5 million and CBS' "The Crazy Ones" with 9.4 million.

CBS won the night in total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group, according to early ratings.

In Orlando, "Big Bang" drew 280,700 viewers. Cooper and his gang delivered a big audience to "The Millers," which attracted 177,900 viewers.

Rounding out the top five in total viewers were "Scandal" with 155,300, "The Crazy Ones" with 136,600 and CBS' "Two and a Half Men" with 136,100.

Three other programs topped the 100,000-viewer mark: "Grey's Anatomy" on ABC with 121,600, CBS' "Elementary" with 110,500 and "Thursday Night Football" on NFL Network with 100,300. Seattle beat Arizona, 34-22.

The top programs with the 18-to-49 age group were "The Big Bang Theory," "Scandal," "Thursday Night Football," "The Vampire Diaries" on The CW and "The Millers."

In national broadcast ratings, the updated prime-time averages were CBS with 10.9 million, Fox with 8.4 million for the Boston Red Sox-Detroit Tigers game, ABC with 7.6 million, NBC with 3.5 million and The CW with 2.5 million.

"Grey's Anatomy" pulled 8.8 million viewers to ABC. "Two and a Half Men" had 8.6 million fans, and "Elementary" was the stop for 8.5 million. "Parenthood" was NBC's strongest performer with 4 million viewers. The new NBC sitcoms lagged: "The Michael J. Fox Show" with 3.6 million, "Sean Saves the World" with 3.4 million and "Welcome to the Family" with 2.4 million. (NBC later announced it was removing "Welcome to the Family" from the schedule.) "Parks and Recreation" started the night with 3.3 million.

But The CW had reason to cheer "The Vampire Diaires" with 2.9 million viewers. "Reign," the CW's take on Mary, Queen of Scots, had nearly 2 million admirers.