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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  • DW

    torrent sites do not bring in ad dollars. DVR usage does and that how hanibal was renewed and its 13 ep and they probably get it cheap since its foreign co owned.

  • atlanta

    The online excitement for the Hannibal renewal seems to be mainly by journos/critics. Too bad fans aren’t as in to it as the media is.

  • Sam

    Yay! POI – best show on earth … even a repeat :D

  • Max Vrany

    For comparison, Heat-Pacers Game 5 had the highest metered market rating of the night, broadcast or cable. The rating was a 6.6 compared to a 6.2 for BBT.

  • johnhelvete

    Exactly. It’s a potential new model for TV where a show can be profitable even with lower ratings due to shared production costs. Look at the movie business and how the international market is now bigger than the US market.

  • Billy

    CW was preempted in New York for Mets-Yankees baseball. There will be a big adjustment for that.

  • KarenM

    Who cares about Hannibal’s ratings now it has been renewed. The show’s too good to bother with ratings. It’s disappointing it couldn’t be a rerun of one of CBS’s worst shows though. :(

  • Sarah


    “Waiting for Rookie Blue renewal anytime now.”

    I bet they’ll wait until after the break to see how the 3rd episode does. But who knows.

  • rob60990

    The total viewers for Elementary have to be wrong.

  • TV Viewer

    The delayed season finale of Mike and Molly did not do that badly in the ratings, considering it aired at the end of May, after Memorial Day, and after the season finales (and series finales for some shows), for most of the other September to May programs. I thought the season finale for Mike and Molly was forgettable. Instead of saying Molly was pregnant, the big news was the ostrich investment went down the drain. Similar to an episode of That 70’s Show were an investment in an ostrich farm lost money for two of the grandparents in the Forman family. At least CBS finally aired the program for those people who wanted to see it.

  • Samunto

    It wasn’t too long ago that CBS repeats would score 3s. Now the highest they are getting is 2 or 2.2. And they don’t have anything exciting coming up till BB.

    Sad ratings allover.

    Hannibal so steady.

  • KarenM

    Hannibal can now be labeled the best show no one’s watching.

  • Vasco Silva

    @ KarenM

    That label still belongs to Nikita

  • John A

    Elementary total viewers should be about 5.5 Million.

  • Hi

    It’S not fair with Hamnibal. Is doing miracles with comedies as lead. (Even office. It’s water to wain)

  • CBSviewer


    Honestly I could see it getting the Big Bang post slot if the Millers fails

    Maybe but doubtful. If The Millers fail I think CBS will put Bad Teacher there because it’s a single cam Comedy and it would be good paired with The Crazy Ones. For me, We Are Men is the most likely to fail and Mike & Molly will replace it on Monday at 8:30.

  • RyanCanada

    I Hope rookie blue adjusts up, that show is soooo damn good.

  • rob60990

    “It wasn’t too long ago that CBS repeats would score 3s.”

    that’s during the year. They don’t score 3s for summer reruns. Summer reruns usually rate lower than reruns throughout the year

  • Ashely

    NBC is consistent at least, .07. :-( TBBT is a beast.

  • Dennis

    Wonder how big Under the Dome will flop ? :/

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