TV Ratings Thursday:'American Idol, 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Scandal', 'The Mentalist' Up, 'Person of Interest', 'Touch' Down, 'Community' Hits Series Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.0/9||2.5/7||2.4/7||1.5/4||1.1/3||0.3/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.0/7||1.9/6||1.3/4||1.5/5||1.1/4||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.09||8.39||11.37||3.72||2.53||0.84|
FOX was the number one network among adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.
On FOX American Idol earned a 4.2 among adults 18-49, up 8% from last week’s 4.0. Touch scored a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 5% from last week’s 1.9.
On CBS, the season finale of Rules of Engagement garnered a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from last week’s 2.7, which followed a new Big Bang Theory. Person of Interest‘s season finale earned a 2.5 among adults 18-49, down 4% from last week’s 2.6. The Mentalist’s season finale scored a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 4% from last week’s 2.4.
On ABC, Missing’s series finale earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up 18% from last week’s 1.1. The Grey’s Anatomy season finale scored a 3.9 among adults 18-49 up 11% from last week’s 3.5. Scandal’s season finale scored a series high 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 26% from last week’s 1.9.
On NBC, at 8PM Community earned a series low1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week’s 1.4. The season finale of 30 Rock scored a 1.3 among adults 18-49, down from last week’s 1.5. Two more episodes of Community garnered a 1.3 at 9PM and a 1.3 at 9:30 PM for the season finale, each matching the series low. For comparison, last week The Office scored a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating at 9PM and Parks and Recreation got a 1.7 at 9:30PM. Awake tied its series low, earning a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week’s 0.9.
On the CW, Perez Hilton All Access: Katy Perry earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 17, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory – R||2.4/8||8.30|
|ABC||Missing (Series Finale)||1.3/4||6.49|
|CW||Perez Hilton All Access||0.3/1||0.97|
|8:30||CBS||Rules of Engagement (Season Finale)||2.1/7||7.28|
|NBC||30 Rock (Season Finale)||1.3/4||2.85|
|9:00||ABC||Grey’s Anatomy (Season Finale)||3.9/11||11.15|
|CBS||Person of Interest (Season Finale)||2.5/7||13.35|
|CW||Vampire Diaries – R||0.2/1||0.71|
|9:30||NBC||Community (Season Finale)||1.3/4||2.49|
|10:00||CBS||The Mentalist (Season Finale)||2.5/7||12.96|
|ABC||Scandal (Season Finale)||2.4/7||7.52|
Via NBC press notes:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.3/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 3.0/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.4/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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