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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  • Jelly86

    The total number of viewers for Elementary is wrong. It should be around five million.

  • Charles

    If the 1.0’s continue (or lower), I can see a Saturday night burnoff for Hannibal next season after a few episodes.

  • Colin

    Most people on here are annoying as crap… The CW doesn’t always have per-empts just bc it’s ratings are high… Get a life and learn how to judge ratings…

  • Tessa

    Hannibal will gain viewers next season. A lot of folks (like me) were simply waiting to see if it will be picked up for a second season to know if we should invest the time in watching it. As these people catch up between the seasons, and the show keeps making noise online, more viewers may come. The issue this show has (from the first episode I watched last night) is that it’s a cable show stuck on a major Network. We all know that a 1.0 is good by cable show standards. But for Network, when you have to compete with The Voice, AI and other loud and noisy reality programs, and where everything absolutely has to be appropriate for everyone over the age of 5, or with an IQ of that level, it will naturally struggle. But I hope it survives and sets an example for more shows of its type to be produced.

  • ToXiX

    I don’t care how cheap it is, Hannibal will be pulled half way through its second season.

    If you thought the ratings were bad this season. Just wait til next season when every show is lower and Hannibal is pulling 0.7

  • Jacobo

    Kinda late but halves?

    Also I love Save Me I think it would of had a potential.

  • Ram510

    Like I sai yesterday I was very surprised people thought M&M would get a 2.0+ last night. It’s old skewing and with the last minute change it wasnt going to get above a 2.0 when it was already getting low to mid 2’s in its regular spot. I think a 1.8 is great considering the circumstances

  • Lena

    They renewed Hannibal with crappy numbers, but not Deception. LOL

  • The End

    @I don’t care how cheap it is, Hannibal will be pulled half way through its second season.

    Look guys, it’s a time traveler from the future, who has come here to inform us that this show will be pulled without any doubt what so ever. ;)

  • FLOP Detector

    FLOPbal strikes again.

    it won’t survive, even in summer season

  • TheWhiteElephantsOfWar

    2.39m < 2.74m = 12.8% less total Hannibal viewers than last week. But I don't think NBC care about ratings or pleasing their audience anymore. Bizarrely, that does not seem to factor into their business decisions at all. All they DO care about is what a hand full of pompous elitist critics think. Their philosophy is that of an ostrich with its head stuck in the ground. And why argue with bird-brains whose hearing is, in any case, impeded by sand? Time will show them, and that corrupt core of critics, the folly of their ways!

  • Edward

    Man, people are stuck in their old, outdated ways of thinking.

    Here’s the truth. Hannibal is brilliantly and efficiently produced. It costs NBC far less than you think. In fact, it costs less to run Hannibal than an SVU repeat. ABC has stopped airing repeats of their serialized shows because their ratings stink. NBC doesn’t air repeats of their serialized shows for the same reason. Only CBS runs a ton of their drama repeats in the summer. Why? Because they have tons of procedurals which repeat significantly better.

    So for all of you who can’t figure this out, Hannibal makes sense for NBC the same way Motive and Rookie Blue make sense for ABC. It’s not that hard to understand. Deception cost NBC three times as much as Hannibal. If Deception cost the same as Hannibal it would have a second season as a midseason or summer show,

  • Jo

    I like Save Me, hope it lasts. Did as good as Hannibal which I thinks sucks.

  • Red Jane

    Hannibal may not be doing to good getting 1.0 but it is a late show and did you see the lead? Repeats of a cancelled comedy show after repeat of another comedy show that just ended and all this after a new show that is scoring 0.7/06… Seriously who could expect decent ratings with such appalling scheduling? NBC is the worst (except for having renewed Hannibal – small favours…)

  • fakeem

    So i watch M&M to see what was so horrible that it couldn’t have aired the same week as a tornado.

    WTH, there was nothing offensive and the tornado didn’t hit til the last 10 minutes, so what was the real purpose of pre-empting it?

    Maybe this was just a plan to try and hype what turned out to be a rather weak season finale.

  • James

    Great news for Hannibal-and lovers of quality television!

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