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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Chicago Med’ Each Rise to Two-Month Viewer-Highs in Season Finales

With season finales of three of their comedies on the night, CBS led Thursday night among total viewers (7.58 million), adults 18-49 (1.5 rating/6 share), and adults 25-54 (2.2/7). The tenth season finale of “The Big Bang Theory” registered the comedy’s most-watched same-day telecast since March 9.

The second season finale of “Chicago Med” earned the series its most-watched same-day telecast since March 16.

For the third consecutive Thursday, ESPN led prime time among adults 18-34 (approx. 1.4 rating) with the series-concluding Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets in the “2017 NBA Playoffs” (4.18 million).


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, May 11, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.5/7 5037 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.6/5
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 257 93 4.8/9 7021 1.3/7 1.8/8 2.3/8
9:01 Scandal 253 93 3.5/6 5103 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.7/5
10:00 The Catch (f) 253 93 2.1/4 2956 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.7/9 7583 0.8/4 1.5/6 2.2/7
8:00 Big Bang Theory (f) 253 93 7.9/15 12990 1.5/9 2.7/12 3.9/15
8:31 Big Bang Theory (rs) 253 93 6.2/12 10165 0.9/5 1.8/8 2.8/9
9:01 Mom (f) 253 93 5.1/9 8121 0.8/4 1.5/6 2.3/7
9:30 Life in Pieces (f) 253 93 3.7/7 5970 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.8/6
10:00 The Amazing Race 253 93 2.6/5 4044 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.2/4
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 4885 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
8:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (rs) 244 93 1.9/4 2783 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
9:00 Chicago Med (f) 246 93 4.6/8 7006 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.7/5
10:00 The Blacklist 246 93 3.2/6 4866 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.2/4
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.3/2 2109 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.8/3
8:00 MasterChef Junior 257 93 1.8/3 2946 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
9:01 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (rs) 255 93 0.8/1 1301 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (rs) 255 93 0.7/1 1188 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1191 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
8:00 Supernatural 247 90 0.9/2 1420 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
9:00 Riverdale (f) 247 90 0.6/1 962 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1671 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1480 0.5/2
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.8/1 1456 0.4/2
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1818 0.6/2
10:02 La Piloto 0.9/2 1735 0.6/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 992 0.4/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.3/1 535 0.2/1
7:55 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1258 0.4/2
10:00 El Bienamado (thru 11:00) 0.2/0 438 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.5/1 848 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.5/1 913 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.4/1 772 0.2/1 0.3/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 858 0.2/1 0.3/1

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 5/11/17

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.9/10
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.6/11
Men 18-49: 1.0/5

Scandal” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/7
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The Catch” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8:00)
Women 18-34: 1.6/9
Men 18-34: 1.3/8
Women 18-49: 3.0/13
Men 18-49: 2.5/12

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/7
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Life in Pieces” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Amazing Race” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Chicago Med” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/6
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MasterChef Junior” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/5
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

Supernatural” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Riverdale” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/1


Cable Rankings – Thursday 5/11/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, May 11:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
58 63 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 653 0.18
35 14 60 DAYS IN A&E 9:00 PM 123 888 0.37
53 37 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 717 0.26
43 14 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 851 0.37
26 9 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1125 0.53
20 5 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1299 0.64
22 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1281 0.60
16 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1363 0.64
85 92 AMC MOVIE: SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009) AMC 8:00 PM 180 413 0.14
70 92 NORTH WOODS LAW APL 10:00 PM 60 527 0.14
92 56 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 383 0.20
79 48 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 432 0.22
94 68 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 349 0.17
93 63 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 378 0.18
96 74 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 344 0.16
90 63 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 390 0.18
82 98 SHARK TANK CNBC 9:00 PM 60 426 0.13
86 81 SHARK TANK CNBC 10:00 PM 60 403 0.15
18 27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1314 0.29
19 24 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1307 0.30
24 32 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1256 0.28
72 81 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 8:00 PM 60 504 0.15
68 81 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 9:00 PM 61 573 0.15
67 81 NAKED AND AFRAID XL DISC 10:01 PM 61 584 0.15
56 68 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 8:00 PM 30 681 0.17
63 81 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 8:30 PM 30 618 0.15
34 74 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 895 0.16
42 81 GOOD LUCK CHARLIE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 854 0.15
36 74 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:00 PM 30 886 0.16
37 74 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 878 0.16
41 81 LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 859 0.15
40 92 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 860 0.14
99 98 KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 8:00 PM 60 280 0.13
98 81 SECOND WIVES CLUB E! 9:00 PM 60 318 0.15
1 1 NBA PLAYOFFS-CONFERENCE SEMIS GAME 6: SAN ANTONIO @ HOUSTON (2.63 HH, 1.46 A18-34) ESPN 7:59 PM 146 4181 1.56
8 2 SPORTSCENTER LATE (1.25 HH, 0.86 A18-34) ESPN 10:25 PM 95 1960 0.85
59 62 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 647 0.19
55 48 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 711 0.22
47 35 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 816 0.27
46 27 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 826 0.29
4 37 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2637 0.26
5 27 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2521 0.29
6 43 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2518 0.24
62 43 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE MAZE RUNNER FX 8:00 PM 150 622 0.24
95 81 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE MAZE RUNNER FX 10:30 PM 150 345 0.15
91 68 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 29 387 0.17
77 56 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:29 PM 30 435 0.20
84 53 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:59 PM 29 420 0.21
81 48 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:28 PM 30 428 0.22
27 56 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1049 0.20
25 43 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1173 0.24
17 27 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1334 0.29
23 24 FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1268 0.30
15 32 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1469 0.28
14 32 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1516 0.28
30 48 SWAMP PEOPLE AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 963 0.22
11 12 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 9:00 PM 93 1755 0.39
38 56 SWAMP PEOPLE HIST 10:33 PM 90 874 0.20
61 68 EVIL STEPMOTHERS ID 8:00 PM 60 624 0.17
29 35 FEAR THY NEIGHBOR ID 9:00 PM 60 996 0.27
32 37 EVIL STEPMOTHERS ID 10:00 PM 60 936 0.26
66 68 MAFS SHORT LIF 8:45 PM 15 601 0.17
31 21 MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT (LIF) LIF 9:00 PM 77 946 0.31
73 74 MAFS: SECOND CHANCES LIF 10:17 PM 90 496 0.16
64 81 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: SECRETS OF MY STEPDAUGHTER LMN 8:00 PM 120 617 0.15
75 92 MOVIE- LFT ACQUIRED RPT: THE WRONG MOTHER LMN 10:00 PM 120 488 0.14
9 43 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1928 0.24
2 14 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2868 0.37
3 17 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2695 0.35
13 13 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKUEL NAN 8:00 PM 120 1574 0.38
28 20 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1002 0.32
44 24 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 838 0.30
88 63 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 399 0.18
69 42 LIP SYNC BATTLE: TMI SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 551 0.25
57 21 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 32 663 0.31
89 68 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 30 392 0.17
74 74 SYFY MOVIE: ARMAGEDDON SYFY 8:00 PM 183 491 0.16
53 27 SEINFELD TBS 8:00 PM 30 717 0.29
51 21 SEINFELD TBS 8:30 PM 30 768 0.31
21 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1286 0.51
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1679 0.63
7 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1973 0.71
10 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1908 0.68
60 56 MY 600-LB LIFE: SUPER SIZ TLC 8:00 PM 120 640 0.20
65 56 SKIN TIGHT: TRANSFORMED TLC 10:00 PM 61 607 0.20
80 53 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 429 0.21
76 43 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 455 0.24
78 48 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 434 0.22
83 53 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 422 0.21
33 11 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 60 935 0.48
50 92 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 771 0.14
48 74 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 815 0.16
52 37 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 60 757 0.26
45 37 LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 60 832 0.26
71 63 INSIDE THE FBI: NEW YORK USA 10:00 PM 60 526 0.18
97 81 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: SPACE JAM VH1 8:00 PM 120 325 0.15
100 98 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP VH1 10:00 PM 151 238 0.13
39 19 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 866 0.33
49 18 GROWING UP HIP-HOP: ATL FIRST LOOK WETV 10:00 PM 13 806 0.34
87 92 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 10:13 PM 62 400 0.14

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • Charlie Fisher

    Any chance you can post the Riverdale finale L+3’s? Thanks!

  • Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Thursday 5/11/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Grey’s Anatomy ………. 1.82 … 2.83
    Scandal ………………….. 1.36 … 2.16
    The Catch ………………. 0.62 … 0.91
    Big Bang Theory ……… 2.74 … 4.15
    Big Bang Theory-r …… 1.83 … 2.01
    Mom ……………………… 1.54 … 1.95
    Life in Pieces ………….. 1.15 … 1.57
    Amazing Race ………… 0.86 … 1.47
    Law & Order: SVU-r …. 0.48 … 0.48
    Chicago Med ………….. 1.24 … 1.95
    Blacklist …………………. 0.83 … 1.52
    MasterChef Junior …… 0.87 … 1.12
    Brooklyn 99-r-9:00 …… 0.47 … 0.49
    Brooklyn 99-r-9:30 …… 0.46 … 0.47
    Supernatural …………… 0.52 … 0.81
    Riverdale ………………… 0.41 … 0.56

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Grey’s Anatomy ……… 7024 … 9498
    Scandal …………………. 5106 … 7478
    The Catch ……………… 2957 … 4096
    Big Bang Theory …… 12993 .. 16936
    Big Bang Theory-r …. 10165 .. 10873
    Mom ……………………… 8125 … 9663
    Life in Pieces ………….. 5971 … 7370
    Amazing Race ………… 4045 … 6262
    Law & Order: SVU-r …. 2783 … 2912
    Chicago Med ………….. 7006 … 9719
    Blacklist …………………. 4866 … 7885
    MasterChef Junior …… 2946 … 3774
    Brooklyn 99-r-9:00 ….. 1301 … 1375
    Brooklyn 99-r-9:30 ….. 1188 … 1236
    Supernatural …………… 1420 … 2065
    Riverdale …………………. 962 … 1385