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[05/09/14 - 02:34 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN's NFL Draft Coverage Claims Top Demo Spot
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, may 8, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 46 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

The Big Bang Theory (8:00) - CBS
14.420 million viewers, #1; 4.810 million adults 18-49 (3.79 rating), #2

NFL Draft: Round 1 in New York (8:00) - ESPN
9.943 million viewers, #2; 5.833 million adults 18-49 (4.59 rating), #1

The Millers (8:30) - CBS
8.963 million viewers, #3; 2.473 million adults 18-49 (1.95 rating), #5

Two and a Half Men (9:00) - CBS
8.350 million viewers, #4; 2.620 million adults 18-49 (2.06 rating), #4

Grey's Anatomy (9:00) - ABC
7.948 million viewers, #5; 3.118 million adults 18-49 (2.46 rating), #3

Elementary (10:00) - CBS
7.542 million viewers, #6; 1.851 million adults 18-49 (1.46 rating), #8

American Idol (9:00) - FOX
7.181 million viewers, #7; 2.044 million adults 18-49 (1.61 rating), #6

Bad Teacher (9:30) - CBS
5.726 million viewers, #8; 1.664 million adults 18-49 (1.31 rating), #9

Black Box (10:00) - ABC
4.644 million viewers, #9; 1.475 million adults 18-49 (1.16 rating), #12

Hell's Kitchen (8:00) - FOX
4.300 million viewers, #10; 1.944 million adults 18-49 (1.53 rating), #7

Surviving Jack (9:30) - FOX
4.000 million viewers, #11; 1.497 million adults 18-49 (1.18 rating), #11

NBA Playoffs: Trail Blazers at Spurs - ESPN2
3.352 million viewers, #12; 1.580 million adults 18-49 (1.24 rating), #10

Hollywood Game Night (8:00) - NBC
3.176 million viewers, #13; 1.186 million adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), #16

American Comedy Awards (9:00) - NBC
3.145 million viewers, #14; 1.219 million adults 18-49 (0.96 rating), #15

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
3.080 million viewers, #15; 0.949 million adults 18-49 (0.75 rating), #17

NBA Playoffs: Nets at Heat - ESPN2
3.008 million viewers, #16; 1.452 million adults 18-49 (1.14 rating), #13

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
2.836 million viewers, #17; 0.901 million adults 18-49 (0.71 rating), #18

NFL Draft: Round 1 in New York (8:00) - NFLN
2.430 million viewers, #18; 1.401 million adults 18-49 (1.10 rating), #14

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.584 million viewers, #19; 0.492 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #26

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.584 million viewers, #20; 0.485 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #27

NHL Playoffs: Bruins at Canadiens - NBCSN
1.515 million viewers, #21; 0.759 million adults 18-49 (0.60 rating), #21

The Vampire Diaries (8:00) - CW
1.502 million viewers, #22; 0.854 million adults 18-49 (0.67 rating), #19

Instant Mom (8:00) - Nickelodeon
1.382 million viewers, #23; 0.381 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #32

Reign (9:00) - CW
1.341 million viewers, #24; 0.628 million adults 18-49 (0.49 rating), #22

The First 48 (9:00) - A&E
1.181 million viewers, #25; 0.565 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #23

The Killer Speaks (10:00) - A&E
1.099 million viewers, #26; 0.503 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #25

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (9:00) - TLC
1.099 million viewers, #27; 0.512 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #24

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.055 million viewers, #28; 0.396 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #30

Life Below Zero (9:00) - NGC
0.983 million viewers, #29; 0.333 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #34

The Challenge: Free Agents (10:00) - MTV
0.977 million viewers, #30; 0.791 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #20

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
0.852 million viewers, #31; 0.448 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #28

Blood Relatives (10:00) - ID
0.848 million viewers, #32; 0.314 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #37

Alaska State Troopers (10:00) - NGC
0.823 million viewers, #33; 0.247 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #40

Mary Mary (9:00) - WE tv
0.766 million viewers, #34; 0.442 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #29

Impractical Jokers (10:00) - truTV
0.737 million viewers, #35; 0.395 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #31

Karma's a Bitch (8:00)* - ID
0.697 million viewers, #36; 0.261 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #39

Dates from Hell (9:00) - ID
0.686 million viewers, #37; 0.288 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #38

NHL Playoffs: Ducks at Kings - NBCSN
0.670 million viewers, #38; 0.378 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #33

Anger Management (9:30) - FX
0.653 million viewers, #39; 0.320 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #35

Saint George (9:00) - FX
0.651 million viewers, #40; 0.315 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #36

Mysteries at the Museum (9:00)* - Travel
0.453 million viewers, #41; 0.156 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #42

A-List Listings (8:00)* - E!
0.322 million viewers, #42; 0.190 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #41

Family Brainsurge (8:00)* - Nicktoons
0.264 million viewers, #43; 0.063 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #43

The Rickey Smiley Show (10:00)* - TV One
0.125 million viewers, #44; 0.062 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #44

Maron (10:00)* - IFC
0.124 million viewers, #45; 0.058 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #45

Comedy Bang! Bang! (10:30)* - IFC
0.124 million viewers, #46; 0.058 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #46

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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