Wednesday final ratings: ‘SVU’ finale adjusts up, ‘Supernatural’ finale adjusts down

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Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The season finale of “Law & Order: SVU” was one of three shows whose adults 18-49 ratings changed from Wednesday’s fast nationals to the finals. It adjusted up a tenth of a point to 1.6, its best showing since early March. ABC’s airing of “Finding Nemo” also adjusted up a tenth to 1.3.

“Supernatural” went the other direction for The CW. Its finale adjusted down 0.1 to a 0.7, even with last week. The finale of “Nashville” on ABC stayed put at 0.9.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Movie: Finding Nemo (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/5 4.36
The Price Is Right Primetime Special (CBS) 1.2/5 6.67
Rosewood (FOX) – F 0.8/3 3.50
Arrow (The CW) – F 0.8/3 2.19
Heartbeat (NBC) – F 0.7/3 4.26
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – F 1.6/6 7.19
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) 1.0/4 5.74
Wayward Pines (FOX) – P 0.9/3 3.06
Supernatural (The CW) – F 0.7/3 1.84
10 p.m. Chicago PD (NBC) – F 1.4/5 6.88
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) – F 1.0/4 5.19
Nashville (ABC) – Series finale 0.9/3 4.19

 

Network averages:

NBC ABC CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.9/3  0.8/3
Total Viewers (millions) 6.11 4.30 5.87 3.28 2.01

 

Definitions:
Rating
: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
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. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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