TV Ratings Thursday: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Slides to Low + ‘American Idol’ & ‘Surviving Jack’ Rise
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.0/6||1.5/5||1.3/4||1.2/4||1.0/3||0.6/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.2/4||1.1/4||1.0/3||1.1/4||0.7/2||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.78||4.90||4.94||2.92||3.19||1.54|
CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a season low 3.7, down 8 tenths from last week’s 4.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Millers matched last week’s series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men matched last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Bad Teacher notched a 1.3, down a tenth from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary earned a 1.5, down a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and tying its series low.
On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen scored a 1.5, down a tenth from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. American Idol earned a 1.6, up a tenth from last week’s series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Recently canceled Surviving Jack earned a 1.2, up two tenths from last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy, notched a 2.3, down three tenths from last week’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating and tying its season low. Black Box scored a 1.1, down two tenths from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Hollywood Game Night earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, matching its last original. The first annual American Comedy Awards earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
On The CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 0.7, down a tenth 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 8, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||3.7||13||14.17|
|NBC||Hollywood Game Night||0.9||3||3.26|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||0.7||2||1.60|
|ABC||Grey’s Anatomy -R||0.6||2||2.94|
|CBS||Two and a Half Men||2.1||6||8.49|
|NBC||American Comedy Awards (9-11)||1.0||3||3.15|
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,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,”1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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 Seth Meyers” (1.3/4 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” (0.6/4 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 0.4/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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