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Positive Return for Game Show ‘500 Questions’ on ABC

'Big Bang Theory' Encore Leads CBS to Thursday Overnight Victory

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Thursday, May 26:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.4 rating/6 share, ABC: 3.2/ 5, Fox: 2.1/ 4, NBC: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +33, ABC: no change, CBS: – 8, Fox: -34, NBC: -63

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions” (season premiere): 3.9/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Strong”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “Bones”: 3.1/ 6 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (season finale): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions” (season premiere): 3.8/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Strong”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “Bones”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (season finale): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Red Nose Day”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “American Grit”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions” (season premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Red Nose Day”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “American Grit”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Red Nose Day”: 1.5/ 2 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Red Nose Day”: 1.3/ 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. Who is the guy on the top of page? If it supposed to be the host of 500 questions, I think that’s the guy from last year. Dan Harris of ABC news is the host this year.