TV Ratings Thursday: Delayed 'Mike & Molly' Finale Dips, 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Motive' Down, 'Rookie Blue' Steady, No Renewal Bounce for 'Hannibal'

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May 31st, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.2/5 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.802 3.430 6.937 5.337 2.259 1.272

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

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 2.2 last week. Does Someone Have to Go? scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 23 percent from last week’s 1.3.

On CBS, the delayed season finale of Mike & Molly earned a series low 1.8 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 2.4 for its most recent episode, though given the circumstances it’s not an entirely fair comparison. Your predictions were far too optimistic.

On ABC, Wipeout earned a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Motive scored a 1.2 down 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Rookie Blue garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s premiere.

On NBC, Save Me earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s premiere. A second episode at 8:30PM scored a 0.6 down 14 percent from last week’s 0.7. Hannibal garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week, despite the online excitement generated by its renewal.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory  - R 2.0/8 9.03
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.0/7 4.99
ABC Wipeout 1.1/4 4.50
NBC Save Me 0.7/3 2.85
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.5/2 1.24
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly - Season Finale 1.8/6 7.79
NBC Save Me 0.6/2 2.36
9:00 CBS Person of Interest -R 1.3/4 6.86
ABC Motive 1.2/4 5.67
FOX Does Someone Have to Go? 1.0/3 2.62
NBC The Office- R 0.7/2 1.83
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.4/1 1.31
9:30 NBC Parks and Recreation  - R 0.7/2 1.75
10:00 ABC Rookie Blue 1.2/4 5.84
CBS Elementary - R 1.1/3 5.55
NBC Hannibal 1.0/3 2.39


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
via press note:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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    nbc renewed hannibal why?

  • don

    these rating are boring

  • Sarah

    I’m just that Rookie Blue didn’t fall any. :)

  • JD

    They renewed Hannibal because it’s amazing. And really cheap compared to their other shows. If they pair it with Grimm or something compatible next year it could grow.

  • Doug

    I don’t see how Fox was #1 in 18-49….

  • victor hugo

    Well expect numbers for Mike And Molly.. i`m not surprise about that

  • Bill

    Hannibal was good, still surpriSed it got renewed with those ratings

  • Jay

    Why on earth would they renew Hannibal? I need to see some economics on this thing…

  • Ron

    @ Doug, Fox averaged a 1.5, CBS a 1.4

  • rob60990

    Motive & Rookie Blue are not doing that great but reruns of their dramas would not get these ratings in the summer. It doesn’t help that Wipeout has really collapsed.

  • CBSviewer

    So Person of Interest beat every othe Drama on CBS this week. It will probably take a big hit on Tuesday at 10 (not because of its lead-in which will be good) but because of Chicago Fire with its The Voice lead-in.

  • John A

    A little embasasing that Elementary Repeat beat Hannibal.

  • Sel

    Oh, geez get over yourselves people! Just because Hannibal isn’t smashing hit in US, doesn’t mean that the renewal isn’t worth. For God sake, the show is airing in more than 30 countries. Get in some famous torrent site and see how many downloads it has. The renewal didn’t surprised me at all.

  • Brian

    Waiting for Rookie Blue renewal anytime now.

  • Noel

    Whoa thats actually a really good repeat of BATB.

  • rob60990

    The CW has to be pre-empted.

  • John A

    CW prempted? Reruns look high.

  • Seth

    Exquisite for Hannibal.


    Mike and Molly did about expected considering most people didn’t really know about the season finale episode. Honestly IMO I would save Mike and Molly if the 830 Monday or Thursday show fails. Honestly I could see it getting the Big Bang post slot if the Millers fails.

    Rookie Blue and Motive are cheap inexpensive Canada shows.

  • Greg

    1.8, called it! :D

    Hannibal losing to Elementary rerun. It will be NBC’s Rookie Blue.

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