TV Ratings Thursday: ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ & ‘American Idol’ Rise, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Flat, ‘Elementary’ Hits Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.2/7||1.9/6||1.4/5||1.0/3||1.0/3||0.6/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.2/5||1.2/5||1.1/4||0.9/3||0.6/2||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.994||6.657||5.469||2.460||3.470||1.415|
CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On CBS, the season finale of The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.8, up 26 percent from last week’s 3.8 adults 18-49 rating and even with the previous season finale. The season finale of The Millers scored a 2.4, up 26 percent from last week’s series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Bad Teacher notched a1.4, up 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of Elementary garnered a series low 1.4, down 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and down 30 percent from a 2.0 for the previous season finale.
On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen scored a 1.7, up 13 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. American Idol earned a 2.0, up 25 percent from last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic. Black Box scored a series low 1.1, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Hollywood Game Night earned a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Part two of Rosemary’s Baby garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 9 percent from Sunday’s 1.1.
On The CW, the season finale of The Vampire Diaries earned a 0.8, up 14 percent from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating but down 27 percent from a 1.1 for the previous season finale. The season finale of Reign matched last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 15, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Total Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||The Big Bang Theory – Season Finale||4.8/18||16.29|
|NBC||Hollywood Game Night||1.1/3||3.79|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries – Season Finale||0.8/3||1.57|
|ABC||Grey’s Anatomy – R||0.6/2||3.58|
|8:30||CBS||The Millers – Season Finale||2.4/8||9.88|
|9:00||ABC||Grey’s Anatomy – Season Finale||2.5/8||8.61|
|CBS||Two and a Half Men – R||1.8/6||7.58|
|NBC||Rosemary’s Baby (9-11PM)||1.0/3||3.31|
|CW||Reign – Season Finale||0.5/1||1.26|
|10:00||CBS||Elementary – Season Finale||1.4/5||7.34|
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,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,”1.1/5; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 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” (1.2/4 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” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 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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