Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2018
“The Last Days of Michael Jackson,” one of a handful of original shows airing Thursday, adjusted up in adults 18-49 from the early ratings to the finals. The special ticked up a tenth of a point to 1.0.
A “Young Sheldon” rerun (1.0) on CBS also adjusted up a tenth. A “Life in Pieces” rerun adjusted down a tenth to 0.6.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue; downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.0/5||6.74|
|The Last Days of Michael Jackson (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S||1.0/5||5.58|
|Celebrity Ninja Warrior (NBC) – S||0.8/4||3.68|
|Terrence Howard’s Fright Club (FOX) – S||0.5/2||1.53|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.81|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||1.0/5||6.22|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS) – R||0.8/4||5.07|
|Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – S||0.8/4||3.25|
|Showtime at the Apollo (FOX) – F||0.6/3||2.31|
|Black Lightning (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.56|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS) – R||0.6/3||3.85|
|10 p.m.||What Would You Do? (ABC)||0.8/4||3.59|
|SWAT (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.55|
|Red Nose Day (NBC) – S||0.5/2||2.04|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/4||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.92||4.83||2.99||1.92||0.68|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.