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[05/19/17 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's," "Scandal" Finales Put ABC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/18/17):

ABC (6.096 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), a new "Scandal" (5.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the season finale of "Scandal" (5.120 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

CBS (4.794 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "The Great Indoors" (5.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by a new "The Amazing Race" (4.343 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and a second "The Amazing Race" (3.803 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Sharing the silver was FOX (3.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a new "MasterChef Junior" (3.246 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) alongside the season finale of "MasterChef Junior" (3.620 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.367 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.352 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), a new "The Blacklist" (4.844 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and the season finale of "The Blacklist" (4.904 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, a new "Supernatural" (1.746 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and the season finale of "Supernatural" (1.652 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (1.699 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Supernatural - 8:00
+5.56% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Blacklist - 10:00 (vs. 4/20/17)
0.00% - The Blacklist - 9:00 (vs. 4/20/17)
0.00% - The Amazing Race - 9:00
0.00% - MasterChef Junior
-7.14% - Scandal - 9:00
-22.22% - The Amazing Race - 10:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - MasterChef Junior - 9:00 (vs. American Grit)
+44.44% - Scandal - 9:00 (vs. The Catch)
+37.50% - Scandal - 10:00 (vs. The Catch)
+28.57% - The Blacklist - 10:00 (vs. Game of Silence)
+20.00% - Supernatural - 9:00 (vs. The 100)
0.00% - MasterChef Junior - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
-14.29% - Supernatural - 8:00 (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-17.39% - Grey's Anatomy
-22.22% - The Amazing Race - 10:00 (vs. Rush Hour)
-30.77% - The Blacklist - 9:00
-41.94% - The Amazing Race - 9:00 (vs. Mom/The Odd Couple)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/19/16):

CBS (6.339 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with its mix of a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.445 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), followed by a new "The Odd Couple" (7.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), the season finale of "Mom" (7.997 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), a second "The Odd Couple" (6.059 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Rush Hour" (4.181 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

ABC (5.418 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), a new "The Catch" (4.129 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and the season finale of "The Catch" (4.003 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was NBC (4.182 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "STRONG" (2.507 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) alongside the season finale of "The Blacklist" (6.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and an original "Game of Silence" (3.330 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.091 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (4.189 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "American Grit" (1.994 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, the season finales of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.871 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The 100" (1.311 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) on The CW (1.591 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The 100
+16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+9.52% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Rush Hour
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - Game of Silence
0.00% - American Grit
-5.56% - Mom
-6.25% - The Odd Couple
-11.11% - The Catch
-14.29% - STRONG

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. iZombie (Repeat))
+150.00% - The 100 (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
+130.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 500 Questions)
+62.50% - The Blacklist (vs. Red Nose Day)
+50.00% - Rush Hour (vs. Elementary (Repeat))
+41.67% - Mom (vs. Mom (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Odd Couple - 9:30 (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Catch (vs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Repeat))
+15.38% - The Odd Couple - 8:30 (vs. The Odd Couple (Repeat))
0.00% - Bones (vs. Wayward Pines (Repeat))
-12.50% - Game of Silence (vs. Red Nose Day)
-18.18% - The Catch (vs. 500 Questions)
-25.00% - STRONG (vs. Red Nose Day)
-50.00% - American Grit (vs. Wayward Pines)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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