The season finale of “The Big Bang Theory” scored another win among adults 18-49 for the week of May 8. The CBS show drew a 2.7 rating in the demographic, up a little from recent weeks and good enough to finish at No. 1.

“Empire” (2.2, +0.3 from the previous week) was the only other show above 2.0 in the 18-49 demo, with the Monday “Voice” falling just short at 1.9.

“NCIS” finished first in viewers with 13.39 million, a little ahead of the 12.99 million for “The Big Bang Theory.” NBC (1.1) led the network 18-49 rankings, and CBS (7.03 million) topped the viewer tally.

Here are the network standings for the week of May 8-14 and the season to date.

May 8-14 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/4 (3) 1.0/4 (2) 0.5/2 (6) 0.7/3 (4) 1.1/4 (1) 0.3/1 (7) 0.6/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.04 (3) 7.03 (1) 1.31 (6) 2.37 (4) 5.10 (2) 0.81 (7) 1.57 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.6/6 (4) 1.8/7 (3) 0.7/2 (5) 1.9/7 (2) 2.1/8 (1) 0.6/2 (6t) 0.6/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.21 (3) 9.69 (1) 1.80 (6) 5.91 (4) 8.17 (2) 1.53 (7) 1.82 (5)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for May 8-14, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 THE BIG BANG THEORY – F CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.7 3,522
2 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 2.2 2,848
3 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,467
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.8 2,348
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,334
6 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,231
THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,124
8 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,010
CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.6 2,000
10 MOM – F CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.5 1,973
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,930
12 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,831
SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,742
14 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,711
BLACK-ISH – F ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.3 1,688
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,666
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,624
18 CHICAGO MED – F NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,597
BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,567
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,540
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,527
THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,523
NCIS: LOS ANGELES – F CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,482
24 LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.1 1,471
KEVIN CAN WAIT – F CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,441
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,423
CHICAGO JUSTICE – F NBC Sun. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,419
SCORPION CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,416
THE WALL NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,360
SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,357


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op 25 broadcast shows in viewers for May 8-14, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 13,392
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY – F CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,993
3 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 11,035
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 10,165
5 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 9,961
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,955
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES – F CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 9,396
8 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 9,338
9 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,014
10 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 8,687
11 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,295
12 HAWAII FIVE-0 – F CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,220
13 MOM – F CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,125
14 CRIMINAL MINDS – F CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 8,111
15 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,832
16 SCORPION CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 7,522
17 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 7,339
18 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,024
19 CHICAGO MED – F NBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 7,006
20 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 6,311
21 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,169
22 LIFE IN PIECES – F CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 5,971
23 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 5,922
24 CHICAGO JUSTICE – F NBC Sun. 9:00 PM 5,725
25 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 5,712

All program ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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