TV Ratings Friday: ‘Grimm’ and ‘Originals’ finales up a little
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 20, 2016
The numbers for Friday, featuring three season finales either rising or holding steady with their ratings from their last episodes:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Grimm (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – F||0.9/4||4.14|
|I Love Lucy Superstar Special (CBS) – S||0.8/3||5.43|
|Beyond the Tank (ABC)||0.8/3||3.91|
|Movie: Easy A (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.7/3||1.94|
|Masters of Illusion (The CW) – P||0.4/2||1.49|
|8:30 p.m.||Mastes of Illusion (The CW)||0.4/2||1.40|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC) – F||1.2/5||5.46|
|Undercover Boss (CBS)||0.7/3||4.03|
|The Originals (The CW) – F||0.4/2||0.94|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC)||1.2/5||5.29|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.7/3||5.59|
The season finales of “Grimm” on NBC and “The Originals” on The CW each improved slightly on their numbers from the previous week. “Grimm’s” two-hour finale scored a 0.9 in adults 18-49 (and was steady in each hour), up a tenth of a point from last week. “The Originals” also rose a tenth to 0.4.
The night’s other finale, ABC’s “Shark Tank,” scored a 1.2, even with last week. “Beyond the Tank” (0.8) and “20/20,” however, were both up. The CW’s “Masters of Illusion” opened its summer run with a pair of 0.4s. “Undercover Boss” earned a 0.7 for CBS.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.1/4||0.9/4||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.89||4.17||5.02||1.94||1.19|
Late night metered-market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.7/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.8/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 1.9/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3
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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.