TV Ratings Thursday: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Rises, ‘Black Box’ & ‘Bad Teacher’ Fall, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Down, ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Beat ‘American Idol’
|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 rating. The 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|
|ABC||Grey’s Anatomy – R||0.9/3||4.14|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||0.7/3||1.82|
|CBS||Two and a Half Men||2.1/6||9.16|
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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