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[05/16/14 - 02:18 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Theory" Goes Out with a Bang for CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, may 15, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 42 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
16.729 million viewers, #1; 6.245 million adults 18-49 (4.92 rating), #1

The Millers (8:30) - CBS
9.782 million viewers, #2; 2.954 million adults 18-49 (2.33 rating), #4

Grey's Anatomy (9:00) - ABC
8.915 million viewers, #3; 3.265 million adults 18-49 (2.57 rating), #3

American Idol (9:00, 60 Minutes) - FOX
8.671 million viewers, #4; 2.603 million adults 18-49 (2.05 rating), #6

Elementary (10:00) - CBS
7.368 million viewers, #5; 1.787 million adults 18-49 (1.41 rating), #8

NBA Playoffs: Thunder at Clippers - ESPN
6.401 million viewers, #6; 3.568 million adults 18-49 (2.81 rating), #2

Bad Teacher (9:30) - CBS
5.484 million viewers, #7; 1.757 million adults 18-49 (1.38 rating), #9

NBA Playoffs: Pacers at Wizards - ESPN
5.314 million viewers, #8; 2.660 million adults 18-49 (2.10 rating), #5

Hell's Kitchen (8:00) - FOX
4.864 million viewers, #9; 2.170 million adults 18-49 (1.71 rating), #7

Black Box (10:00) - ABC
4.312 million viewers, #10; 1.451 million adults 18-49 (1.14 rating), #10

Hollywood Game Night (8:00) - NBC
3.722 million viewers, #11; 1.378 million adults 18-49 (1.09 rating), #11

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
3.401 million viewers, #12; 1.113 million adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), #13

Rosemary's Baby, Part 2 (9:00) - NBC
3.257 million viewers, #13; 1.214 million adults 18-49 (0.96 rating), #12

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
3.155 million viewers, #14; 1.068 million adults 18-49 (0.84 rating), #14

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.638 million viewers, #15; 0.448 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #27

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.632 million viewers, #16; 0.496 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #25

The Vampire Diaries (8:00) - CW
1.605 million viewers, #17; 1.033 million adults 18-49 (0.81 rating), #15

Life Below Zero (9:00) - NGC
1.493 million viewers, #18; 0.486 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #26

NBA Pre-Game - ESPN
1.308 million viewers, #19; 0.681 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #17

After the First 48 (9:00) - A&E
1.264 million viewers, #20; 0.670 million adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), #18

Reign (9:00) - CW
1.238 million viewers, #21; 0.569 million adults 18-49 (0.45 rating), #22

The Carbonaro Effect (10:00) - truTV
1.198 million viewers, #22; 0.631 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #21

The Killer Speaks (10:00) - A&E
1.117 million viewers, #23; 0.649 million adults 18-49 (0.51 rating), #20

Impractical Jokers (9:30) - truTV
1.100 million viewers, #24; 0.669 million adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), #19

The Challenge: Free Agents (10:00) - MTV
1.073 million viewers, #25; 0.889 million adults 18-49 (0.70 rating), #16

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.053 million viewers, #26; 0.436 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #28

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (9:00) - TLC
1.052 million viewers, #27; 0.556 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #24

The Carbonaro Effect (10:30) - truTV
1.027 million viewers, #28; 0.566 million adults 18-49 (0.45 rating), #23

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
0.915 million viewers, #29; 0.430 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #29

Blood Relatives (10:00) - ID
0.861 million viewers, #30; 0.290 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #33

Anger Management (9:30) - FX
0.721 million viewers, #31; 0.365 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #31

Food Court Wars (10:00) - Food
0.709 million viewers, #32; 0.346 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #32

Karma's a Bitch (8:00)* - ID
0.692 million viewers, #33; 0.254 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #34

Dates from Hell (9:00)* - ID
0.692 million viewers, #34; 0.254 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #35

Mary Mary (9:00) - WE tv
0.681 million viewers, #35; 0.390 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #30

Secret Societies of Hollywood (8:00)* - E!
0.395 million viewers, #36; 0.201 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #36

Mysteries at the Museum (9:00)* - Travel
0.365 million viewers, #37; 0.140 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #39

How It's Made (9:00)* - Science
0.324 million viewers, #38; 0.145 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #37

How Do They Do It? (9:30)* - Science
0.324 million viewers, #39; 0.145 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #38

Maron (10:00)* - IFC
0.207 million viewers, #40; 0.097 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #40

Comedy Bang! Bang! (10:30)* - IFC
0.207 million viewers, #41; 0.097 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #41

The Rickey Smiley Show (10:00)* - TV One
0.133 million viewers, #42; 0.059 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #42

[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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