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CBS Wins Second Thursday in May

ABC's 'Scandal' and CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' and '2 Broke Girls' Conclude for the Season

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, May 11 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 7.93 million, ABC: 6.18, NBC: 4.14, Fox: 3.03, CW: 1.53

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.7 rating/6 share, ABC: 1.6/ 6, NBC: 0.9/ 3, Fox: 0.7/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.83 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (season finale)
Viewers: 14.45 million (#1), A18-49: 23.3/ 9 (#1)

NBC – Strong
Viewers: 2.76 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4t)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 4.11 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.95 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.52 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#1)

CBS – The Odd Couple
Viewers: 8.56 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Strong
Viewers: 2.44 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Bones
Viewers: 4.22 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.80 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal (season finale)
Viewers: 6.72 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1t)

CBS – Mom
Viewers: 8.44 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1t)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.49 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

Fox – American Grit
Viewers: 1.92 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.22 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal (season finale)
Viewers: 6.57 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1t)

CBS – 2 Broke Girls (season finale)
Viewers: 7.04 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1t)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.40 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

Fox – American Grit
Viewers: 1.87 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – The 100
Viewers: 1.14 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 4.36 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Rush Hour
Viewers: 4.71 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Game of Silence
Viewers: 3.55 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 4.08 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Rush Hour
Viewers: 4.41 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Game of Silence
Viewers: 3.24 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 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. FROM NBC

    “THE BLACKLIST” GROWS +8% WEEK TO WEEK, EQUALS ITS HIGH SINCE APRIL 14

    “GAME OF SILENCE” MAINTAINS 100% DESPITE TOUGH COMPETITION FROM THE NBA PLAYOFFS, “STRONG” GROWS +17% OR 0.1 OF A POINT

    “BLACKLIST” HAS AVERAGED +98% GROWTH IN 18-49 GOING FROM L+SD TO L+7

    Thursday Primetime Results:

    “The Blacklist” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET):

    ·
    Grows +8% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.2).

    ·
    Equals its 18-49 high since April 14 (1.4) on a night of high viewer interest in the NBA Playoffs.

    ·
    Ranks #2 in the slot among the Big 4 in men 18-49 and 25-54 and
    ties for #2 in adultS and women 18-34.

    ·
    These numbers will increase dramatically with time-shifting and viewing on alternate platforms:

    o
    L+7: “Blacklist” has grown by +98% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.45 to a 2.87) and
    4.8 million viewers overall (6.9 million to 11.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    o
    L+3: Last week’s “Blacklist” increased by +85%
    in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.24 to 2.29) and by more than 3.5 million persons in total viewers (6.7 million to 10.2 million).

    o
    The May 5 telecast generated the biggest lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage.

    o
    L+3+7 Days of Alternate-Platform Views: The prior week’s episode grew by +94% (to a 2.4 rating) via time-shifting (3 days) and 7-day alternate-platform viewership (1.24 rating to a projected 2.40 rating in TAMi estimates.

    ·
    Upscale: “Blacklist” is generating a strong upscale audience,
    indexing at a 146 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3).

    “Game of Silence” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):

    ·
    Finishes within 0.2 of #1 among ABC,
    CBS and NBC in the time period in adults 18-49 versus the original
    competition of CBS’s “Rush Hour” (0.9) and ABC’s “The Catch” (0.9).

    ·
    Competing against coverage of the NBA Playoffs on ESPN,
    maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.7) and grows +4% in total viewers (3.392 million vs. 3.256 million), pending updates.

    ·
    Equals its 18-49 high since the show’s regular-slot debut on April 14 (0.8) and
    delivers its top total-viewer figure since that April 14 telecast (3.9 million).

    ·
    Will grow substantially via time-shifting and VOD:

    o
    L+3: Last week’s “Silence” grew by +44% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (0.66 to 0.95) and by
    1.2 million persons in total viewers (3.3 million to 4.5 million).

    o
    L+7: “Game of Silence” has increased by +54% in adult 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.72 to 1.11) and
    1.7 million persons in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 5.3 million).

    o
    Last week’s episode added more than 250,000 full-episode views (P2+) in six days on NBC.com and Hulu (280,789).

    “Strong” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    ·
    Grows +17% or 0.1 of a rating point week to week in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and
    +2% in total viewers (2.600 million vs. 2.552 million).

    ·
    Matches its 18-49 high since April 21 (0.8).

    ·
    Last week’s telecast added more than 100,000 full-episode views (P2+) in seven days on NBC.com and Hulu (119,657).

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    ·
    In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.4/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.9/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.

    ·
    In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

    ·
    From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    ·
    From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET,
    “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat
    CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People
    Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show”
    (0.3/2).

    ·
    At 1:35 a.m.,
    “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market
    households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local
    people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results
    are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media
    Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise
    indicated.

  2. The CBS Thursday comedy has scored well for them this last month as The Odd Couple fits better into this lineup than LiP did where there’s a really nice flow between all of the comedies and 2 Broke Girls has done well in that 9:30pm slot as well. CBS’ comedy lineup looks even more promising next season with the Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc comedy pickups although I think Matt’s comedy still hasn’t officially been picked up just yet but I think Kevin James will get the post-BBT slot and this is their best and maybe last chance to get a hit comedy to succeed BBT going as we know BBT is ending soon.

    WHAT THE HELL WAS ABC THINKING RENEWING THAT LOSER THE CATCH?

      • I heard it all day today that it got renewed not to piss her off. I guess the new boss didn’t want to anger Ms. Rhimes during her first season.

  3. I LOVED TBBT last night…they need to spin-off Leonard’s Dad and Sheldon’s Mom (with Leonard’s Mom) onto their own show…..HYSTERICAL!!!!!!

  4. Scandal is back down to season 1 numbers. That finale is WAY off from last season’s finale. What happened?

    I guess next week I’ll find out if Liz is alive on the Blacklist. Ton of theories from fans.

    Game of Silence was canned today. NBC needs to can Strong while they are at it.

    NBC has so many shows so they have no excuse to not put something that works on Thursday around the Blacklist instead of all these flops.

    I haven’t even been half watching Legends of Tomorrow. Have I missed out on much? Lol