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Let the Sluggish Summer Ratings Begin!

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, May 26 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 5.04 million, ABC: 4.25, Fox: 3.17, NBC: 2.30, CW: 1.05

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 0.9 rating/4 share, ABC: 0.8/ 3, Fox: 0.7/ 3, NBC: 0.6/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – 500 Questions (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.27 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 7.20 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#1)

NBC – Strong
Viewers: 2.74 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 4.33 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 981,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – 500 Questions (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.02 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Life in Pieces (R)
Viewers: 5.16 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Strong
Viewers: 2.41 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 4.33 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (R)
Viewers: 951,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – 500 Questions (season premiere)
Viewers: 4.94 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 5.29 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Red Nose Day
Viewers: 2.54 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

Fox – American Grit
Viewers: 1.88 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – 500 Questions (season premiere)
Viewers: 4.75 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – The Odd Couple (R)
Viewers: 4.43 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Red Nose Day
Viewers: 2.33 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

Fox – American Grit
Viewers: 1.75 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 1.18 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Modern Family (R)
Viewers: 2.97 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 4.16 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Red Nose Day
Viewers: 2.00 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – black-ish (R)
Viewers: 2.55 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

CBS – Code Black (R)
Viewers: 4.03 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#1)

NBC – Red Nose Day
Viewers: 1.74 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Summer is upon us.

    Code Black repeats pretty good. And it hasn’t been on TV in quite a while.