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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Grey's Anatomy' Rises, 'Black Box' & 'Bad Teacher' Fall, 'The Vampire Diaries' Down, 'iHeartRadio Music Awards' Beat 'American Idol'

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May 2nd, 2014

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Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC FOX UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.4/5 1.1/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.3/5 1.4/5 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.429 5.449 6.080 4.927 2.880 1.620

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.4, down 2 percent from last week's 4.5 adults 18-49 ratingThe Millers garnered a 2.1, down 13 percent from last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men scored a 2.1, down 16 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Bad Teacher notched a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 29 percent from a 2.1 for last week’s premiere. Elementary matched last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen scored a 1.6, down 6 percent from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. American Idol earned a series low 1.5, down 17 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Surviving Jack matched last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Grey's Anatomy, featuring a return appearance from Isaiah Washington, notched a 2.6, up 13 percent from last week's series low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were far too optimistic. Black Box scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 13 percent from a 1.5 for last week’s premiere.

On NBC, The iHeartRadio Music Awards earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, tying NBC’s best non Olympics or Sound of Music Live! Thursday night this season. (The other Thursday that NBC averaged a 1.7 featured a special episode of The Voice.)

On The CW, The Vampire Diaries tied its series low with a 0.7, down 13 percent from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Reign matched last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 1, 2014:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.4/16 15.68
NBC iHeart Radio Music Awards (8-11PM) 1.7/5 5.45
FOX Hell's  Kitchen 1.6/6 4.44
ABC Grey's Anatomy - R 0.9/3 4.14
CW The Vampire Diaries 0.7/3 1.82
8:30 CBS The Millers 2.1/7 9.58
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 2.6/8 8.69
CBS Two and a Half Men 2.1/6 9.16
FOX American Idol 1.5/5 6.92
CW Reign 0.5/2 1.42
9:30 CBS Bad Teacher 1.5/4 6.52
FOX Surviving Jack 1.0/3 3.91
10:00 CBS Elementary 1.6/5 7.81
ABC Black Box 1.3/4 5.41

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Via NBC Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

 

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,”1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

 

  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

 

  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

 

  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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