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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  • OnceFan

    Hannibal would totally deserve its second season tbh. It’s holding onto that 1.0 so hard, other shows before it were at 0.7 or so at that time. If NBC shall really cancel it, I’m completely done with the network.

  • Brian

    If Rookie Blue can stay above a 1.0 it will get another season.

  • DW

    well to the free money season : repeats.

    @one i like hannibal but no one is betraying the show. its not for everyone. enjoy what you have.

  • Jacob

    I thought Save Me was a pretty funny show…too bad it got the summer burnoff. It could have had a potential

  • Samunto

    Viewers are fully aware that the official season is over as seen by those lowly ratings for TBBT which repeats stronger in-season.

    Hannibal seems to have a tiny core audience that really never changes.

  • Randy

    I think it’s funny that CBS’ night of reruns did better on Thursday night than NBC did all season.

  • Jazz

    Awwww, I liked Save Me. Does anyone know how many episodes will air this summer?

  • Beth

    Hopefully Rookie Blue is adjusted up.

  • Andoni

    Hannibal will be adjusted up in the finals.

  • Jacob

    I don’t think Hannibal will go much lower, seems to have stayed steady.

  • Grey

    “…the premiere of Save Me earned a. 0.7 adults 18-49 rating …It ranked as NBC’s lowest rated premiere since Saving Hope on June 7, 2012.”

    Maybe NBC shouldn’t put “Save” or “Saving” in the titles of any of their show. ;D Yeah, that’s the ticket. ;D

  • Edward

    Randy, that would be funny but it’s not true. In fact, The Office finale night did better than this.

    Hannibal only dropped .1 with a lead in that was two thirds lower. NBC is making money on this show.

  • Stayclassy Bklyn

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at Hannibal’s ratings. Maybe a little bit of both. A great show that no one with a Nielson box is watching. Ah well, cue up a hibernation snack for the bear.

    I shall miss you dearly, Hannibal.

  • Jacob


    13 I think, 2 episodes per night.

  • SS

    I was going to watch Motive, but then I remembered hockey. I really do plan on watching it one of these days (unless it gets cancelled first).

  • peter

    hannibal a show that even with 3.0 lead in maintained a 1.0 yes so stable at lows … cancel it already.

  • Cyrax86

    Poor Anne Heche & Hannibal.

  • Potato

    @Jazz– what I heard is that the original episodes 2-5 were so unliked by the network, that episode 6 was a reboot episode 2 and what actually aired last night were episodes 1 and 6. So that, if it’s true, means they’re only going to air nine episodes.

  • harry

    ABC next season will have an ok debut of Once upon a time in wonderland ( about 2.0-3.0) a nice greys opener 3.8 and a huge scandal opener 4.0 and then once will fall to 1.5 greys at 2.5 and scandal at 3… once will be cancelled and new drama will start at the timeslot with 1.3 -1.5 then it will be cancelled and some crap reality show with 1.0 will take its place and that terrible lead in will affect greys …

  • Roc

    POI! Not bad at all for a repeat :D.

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