TV Ratings Thursday: 'Hell's Kitchen' Up, 'Rookie Blue' Premieres Down, 'Motive' & 'Hannibal' Dip, 'Save Me' Debuts Low

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May 24th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 0.8/3 1.2/5 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.277 6.630 3.392 5.346 2.615 0.799

FOX was number 1 in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with Total Viewers.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen  earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating up 17 percent from a 1.8 on Monday, May 13. The series premiere of Someone’s Got to Go scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 28 percent from a 1.8 for the premiere of The Choice on June 7, 2012.

On ABC  Wipeout earned a 1.2 up 20 percent from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. The timeslot premiere of  Motive scored a 1.2 down 8 percent from Monday’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Rookie Blue garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 1.4 for its season three premiere on May 24, 2012 and ranking as its lowest rated season premiere ever.

On NBC, the premiere of Save Me earned a. 0.7 adults 18-49 rating A second episode at 8:30PM also scored a 0.7. It ranked as NBC’s lowest rated premiere since Saving Hope on June 7, 2012.  Your predictions were accurate.  Hannibal tied its series low with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from last week’s 1.1.



Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 23, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.2/8 8.84
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.1/7 5.48
ABC Wipeout 1.2/4 4.12
NBC Save Me - Series Premiere 0.7/3 3.21
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.86
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.8/6 7.62
NBC Save Me 0.7/2 3.00
9:00 FOX Does Someone Have to Go? - Series Premiere 1.3/4 3.08
CBS Person of Interest -R 1.2/4 6.84
ABC Motive 1.2/4 5.94
NBC The Office- R 0.7/2 2.12
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/1 0.74
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation  - R 0.7/2 1.88
10:00 ABC Rookie Blue - Season Premiere 1.2/4 5.98
NBC Hannibal 1.0/3 2.74
CBS Elementary - R 0.9/3 4.82


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
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  • One


    I’m tired of the fetid morons who kill good shows like Hannibal and ensure that crap shows prosper!

  • Edward

    Don’t worry, One. Hannibal will live on. Trust.

  • Sarah

    Rookie Blue :(

  • Stacy


  • D Diva

    Did anyone else see the Hannibal promos where they mentioned the fact that Scandal and Elementary’s seasons are over so viewers should watch Hannibal?


    But dang, this is not looking good for Hannibal.

  • One @ Edward

    I trust nothing and no one these days. So much betrayal. This was promised from the initial failure of Last Resort.

  • John K.

    I thought Rookie Blue would premiere to a 1.5. Disappointing numbers, but at least it’s #1 in the timeslot.

  • rob60990

    It’s going to be a long long long summer.

  • Ted Craig

    The Office was preempted in Detroit.

  • JR35

    Such anemic overall-viewer numbers for NBC.

  • Billy

    TBBT repeat faces all new episodes on the competing networks and still # 1. Just amazing.

  • k:Alex

    Move Save Me to another night, this is a women show on a men night.

    And it’s the first time I saw the new NBC logo on a show, it’s better.

  • gregg

    Wow, what’s up with hannibals ratings, they still suck. The excuses are over. oh well, but IMO, nbc killed it just by putting it on their network

  • Cass

    Ouch. Save Me dead on arrival.

    *cue impending metric ton of ‘needs saving’ jokes*

  • Wright

    Hopefully Hannibal will adjust up. It’s a great show.

  • Edward

    One, just remember who told you first,

  • k:Alex

    And lol at Elementery, again, it’s a flop!

  • Grey

    With numbers like that “Save Me” is going to become a play on words. I popped in for about two seconds before I had to turn the channel.

    “Motive” tied with a “POI” repeat. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad sign for a “summer show.”

  • Clarke

    Wow, ABC stayed at a 1.2 the whole night. Don’t know if this is a good number enough for them, but at least they were steady.

    Save Me can’t be saved. Bad premise for a show anyway.

    Big Bang Theory is on fire, a repeat of the show does better than anything else on the whole night. CBS really hit the jackpot with that show.

  • BigBrotherFan

    I was spot on with me prediction for SAVE ME knowing nothing about this show other than it stars that old hag Anne heche (who I despise).

    Hannibal is such an epic FLOP! Why is this show even on the air anymore? I mean, clearly NBC could be saving more money throwing in the 100th repeat of THE VOICE? or LAW AND ORDER season finale repeat? etc. etc.

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