Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Motive' Adjusted Up

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May 24th, 2013


Hell's Kitchen and Motive were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49, versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, May 23:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory (8-8:31PM) - R 2.2/8 9.06
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.2/8 5.62
ABC Wipeout 1.2/4 4.22
NBC Save Me - Series Premiere 0.7/3 3.18
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.81
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.8/6 7.71
NBC Save Me 0.7/2 2.93
9:00 ABC Motive (9-10:01PM) 1.3/4 6.06
FOX Does Someone Have to Go? - Series Premiere 1.3/4 3.02
CBS Person of Interest -R 1.2/4 6.87
NBC The Office- R 0.6/2 1.92
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/1 0.74
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation  - R 0.7/2 1.79
10:00 ABC Rookie Blue - Season Premiere (10:01-11PM) 1.2/4 5.99
NBC Hannibal 1.0/3 2.69
CBS Elementary - R 0.9/3 4.70

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • John A

    Surprised that Motive adjusted up. Kind of surprised that TBBT repeat didnt adjust up.

  • rob60990

    Go Motive! ;)

    Did I mention Revenge (2.9) had a higher average than Scandal (2.8)? :D

  • Recollected

    Wow, sad to see “Save Me” be so low. :/

  • Charmed

    I think Hannibal should move to USA, like what happened with L&O: CI.

  • MJ

    Interesting that the Parks & Rec repeat beat the Office repeat.

  • Dennis



    REVENGE…1.7 for the finale while SCANDAL got like 3.0?? :D :D :D

  • Michael

    Damn, Chef Ramsey is the KING of Fox!

  • Michael

    Wow, Hannibal didn’t rise with no competition? NBC aired a promo mentioning the fact that Scandal and Elementary seasons are over so viewers should watch Hannibal.


    Glad Motive didn’t do well so I will never have to see their full page pop-ups on this website. Seeing a huge eye on my screen freaked me out…

  • Ram510

    Interesting that Motive was adjusted up because it was preemted here in Seattle

  • mat

    se los andan garchando bien sabroso

  • Mike

    Did I mention that nobody cares. Don’t bash a show for your own satisfaction and grow up!

  • Thomas

    Well I am glad that Rookie Blue is second for ABC. It would kind of make sense as it is on at 10pm. I unfortunately can only watch it the next morning on ABC.com as I don’t have DirectTV right now. The shows beat wipeout and is just under Motive. That is good. And I hope me watching on ABC.com counts as a viewing for ratings.

  • Michael


    Revenge couldn’t even score a 2.0 for a two hour finale. -_-

  • The End

    With Motives current numbers, you’l be seeing Season 2 on ABC. I’m 120 percent sure of that.

  • Mike

    @ Michael
    I know right! I absolutely love both of them and I was sad that Revenge couldn’t even hot a 2.0 for its finale. But just because Scandal has grown towards the middle of the season and Rob is mad about it doesn’t give him the right to bash it! Besides both shows are renewed so why does he care. Just drama!

  • Cass

    I’m surprised at how well POI and Elementary are repeating for CBS, with the latter nearly tying a new Hannibal. Bodes well for their eventual syndicated lifespan.

    And correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t longer season finales (2 hours vs. 1) tend to have worse ratings? I mean, most shows lose audience in the second half hour, which is probably exacerbated by having another hour following that. I wouldn’t worry about Elementary and Revenge’s 2-hour finales not rating as high as some expected.

  • Ryan

    Hannibal had no competition but also no lead in. It looks like no one was watching TV last night.

  • Nick

    Wow, it’s definitely great for Motive to be the #1 of the night for ABC. I think it’s a fantastic show.

  • JacobYates

    Yes you did mention that. Totally random and unnecessary. Let’s just wait until TVBTN releases the TV rankings.

    Did I mention that Scandal has outperformed Revenge considerably and consistently for the past few months?

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