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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season Finale on ABC Tops Prime Time

CBS and ESPN split prime time victory for the fourth consecutive Thursday. CBS led among total viewers (6.41 million); Game 2 of the “NBA Eastern Conference Finals” between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors put ESPN on top among adults 18-49 (approx. 1.9 rating) and adults 18-34 (approx. 1.8 rating). The game telecast was down 7 percent from the year-ago East Final Game 2 (Cleveland-Atlanta, TNT 5/22/15, 5.9 million) and down 20 percent from the year-ago Conference Final Game 2 on ESPN (Houston-Golden State, ESPN 5/21/15, 6.9 million).

Of the five series airing their season finales on the night, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” was the most-watched in all ratings categories (“Grey’s” was also the top TV telecast of the night). Close behind in total viewers and adults 25-54 was CBS’s “Mom”.

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Programming Insider Thursday, May 19, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.7/7 5422 1.0/5 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy (f) 5.5/10 8191 2.0/10 2.3/9 2.8/9
9:00 The Catch (f) (thru 11:00) 2.8/5 4037 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.1/7 6407 0.8/4 1.4/5 2.0/6
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 5.5/10 8625 1.1/6 1.7/7 2.6/9
8:31 The Odd Couple 4.6/8 7257 0.9/4 1.5/6 2.3/7
9:01 Mom (f) 5.2/9 8141 1.0/4 1.7/6 2.6/8
9:30 The Odd Couple (s) 4.0/7 6148 0.8/3 1.4/5 2.0/6
10:00 Rush Hour 2.7/5 4128 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.2/4
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/5 4213 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.2/4
8:00 Strong 1.7/3 2494 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
9:00 The Blacklist (f) 4.3/8 6877 0.8/4 1.3/4 1.8/5
10:01 Game of Silence 2.1/4 3207 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.0/4 3085 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Bones 2.8/5 4292 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
9:00 American Grit 1.2/2 1878 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.0/2 1570 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.6/2
8:00 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (f) 1.2/2 1850 0.5/3 0.7/3 0.7/2
9:00 The 100 (f) 0.8/1 1290 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1751 0.7/2
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1300 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1871 0.7/3
9:00 Yago 0.9/2 1557 0.6/2
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1839 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 558 0.2/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.1/0 266 0.1/1
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.2/0 436 0.2/1
9:00 La Viuda Negra (thru 11:00) 0.3/1 619 0.3/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 5/19/16

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.9/13
Men 18-34: 1.1/6
Women 18-49: 3.4/12
Men 18-49: 1.3/6

The Catch” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Odd Couple” (CBS, 8:31pm)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/5
Women 18-49: 1.7/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/5
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

The Odd Couple” (CBS, 9:30pm)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Rush Hour” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Strong” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Game of Silence” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Bones” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

American Grit” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Archer” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.24
Men 18-34: 0.50
Women 18-49: 0.22
Men 18-49: 0.56

60 Days In” (A&E)
Women 18-34: 0.84
Men 18-34: 0.58
Women 18-49: 0.97
Men 18-49: 0.71

WWE SmackDown” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.55
Men 18-34: 0.59
Women 18-49: 0.64
Men 18-49: 0.76

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 2: Toronto Raptors @ Cleveland Cavaliers” (ESPN)
Women 18-34: 1.31
Men 18-34: 2.79
Women 18-49: 1.40
Men 18-49: 2.93

NHL Western Conference Finals Game 3: St. Louis Blues @ San Jose Sharks” (NBCSN)
Women 18-34: 0.18
Men 18-34: 0.57
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.68

Cable Rankings – Thursday 5/19/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, May 19:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
63 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 731 0.3
20 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 60 1169 0.4
5 60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 63 1978 0.8
55 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 779 0.3
43 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 864 0.4
27 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1019 0.4
25 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1039 0.5
13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1413 0.6
12 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1651 0.8
81 AMC MOVIE: THE ITALIAN JOB AMC 8:00 PM 150 590 0.1
138 AMC MOVIE: THE MONUMENTS MEN AMC 10:30 PM 150 370 0.1
110 RM: MONSTER CHAT WITH JEREMY WADE APL 8:00 PM 64 473 0.1
104 MOST MONSTERIFFIC MOMENTS APL 9:04 PM 61 496 0.2
83 RIVER MONSTERS SPECIAL APL 10:05 PM 64 579 0.2
208 BBCA MOVIE: ALIENS BBCA 7:00 PM 180 188 0.1
188 ORPHAN BLACK BBCA 10:00 PM 60 248 0.1
121 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 434 0.2
24 MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NY BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1063 0.4
96 PEOPLES COUCH BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 516 0.2
152 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS CMDY 7:20 PM 160 330 0.2
101 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 10:00 PM 30 501 0.3
124 INSIDE AMY SCHUMER CMDY 10:30 PM 30 414 0.2
38 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 924 0.2
41 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 880 0.2
49 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 821 0.2
56 NAKED AND AFRAID DISC 8:00 PM 60 777 0.2
89 SONIC SEA DISC 9:00 PM 90 552 0.2
157 SONIC SEA DISC 10:30 PM 90 322 0.1
48 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 827 0.2
65 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 721 0.1
74 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 656 0.1
71 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 669 0.1
69 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 10:00 PM 25 687 0.1
90 DOC MCSTUFFINS DISJR 10:30 PM 25 536 0.1
21 16 WISHES DSNY 8:00 PM 100 1157 0.2
26 BUNK’D DSNY 9:40 PM 25 1022 0.2
35 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:05 PM 25 949 0.1
34 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 10:30 PM 30 951 0.2
100 BOTCHED E! 8:00 PM 60 503 0.2
112 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 61 468 0.2
109 BOTCHED E! 10:01 PM 61 475 0.2
15 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW ESPN 7:30 PM 59 1374 0.5
1 NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 2: TORONTO / CLEVELAND (3.48 HH) ESPN 8:29 PM 158 5492 2.2
59 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 770 0.2
61 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 748 0.2
32 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 984 0.3
29 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 1011 0.3
2 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2930 0.2
4 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2113 0.2
6 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1812 0.2
111 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: MRS. DOUBTFIRE FRFM 5:30 PM 195 470 0.2
93 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: MEN IN BLACK FRFM 8:45 PM 135 529 0.2
120 FX MOVIE PRIME: INTERNSHIP FX 7:29 PM 151 444 0.2
67 ARCHER FX 10:00 PM 30 704 0.4
144 ARCHER FX 10:30 PM 30 349 0.2
66 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 716 0.1
52 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 796 0.2
46 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:00 PM 30 843 0.1
50 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:30 PM 30 802 0.1
86 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:00 PM 30 568 0.1
88 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 10:30 PM 30 553 0.1
154 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 323 0.1
146 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 343 0.1
166 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:00 PM 30 304 0.1
129 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 402 0.1
108 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 476 0.2
83 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 579 0.2
35 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 949 0.3
30 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1007 0.3
18 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1215 0.3
17 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1358 0.4
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1801 0.4
9 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1773 0.5
54 ALONE AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 790 0.2
11 ALONE HIST 9:00 PM 63 1751 0.5
8 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:03 PM 60 1779 0.4
170 NANCY GRACE HLN 8:00 PM 60 297 0.1
180 FORENSIC FILES HLN 9:00 PM 30 267 0.0
136 FORENSIC FILES HLN 9:30 PM 30 376 0.1
123 FORENSIC FILES HLN 10:00 PM 30 421 0.1
134 FORENSIC FILES HLN 10:30 PM 30 387 0.1
42 48 HOURS ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 877 0.2
33 48 HOURS ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 955 0.2
60 LAS VEGAS LAW ID 10:00 PM 60 765 0.2
132 BONANZA INSP 8:00 PM 60 390 0.0
135 JAG INSP 9:00 PM 60 383 0.0
98 WALKER,TEXAS RANGER INSP 10:00 PM 60 507 0.1
72 MOVIE: TAKEN LIF 8:00 PM 122 659 0.1
107 MOVIE: THE STEPFATHER LIF 10:02 PM 120 486 0.1
97 MOVIE: I DIDN’T KILL MY SISTER LMN 8:00 PM 120 513 0.1
118 MOVIE: ACCIDENTAL OBSESSION LMN 10:00 PM 120 451 0.1
191 SHOWCASE GAME: WAS AT NYM/ATL AT PIT MLBN 7:00 PM 204 244 0.1
57 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 773 0.1
23 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1119 0.2
39 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 923 0.1
150 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN5 MTV 8:00 PM 30 339 0.1
130 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7 MTV 8:30 PM 30 401 0.2
158 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN5 MTV 9:00 PM 30 317 0.1
164 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7 MTV 9:30 PM 30 308 0.1
137 REAL WORLD GO BIG GO HOME MTV 10:00 PM 61 372 0.2
16 NICK AT NITE MOVIE: MARMADUKE NAN 8:00 PM 120 1368 0.3
31 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 986 0.3
40 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 899 0.3
167 NHL LIVE PRE CONF FINALS NBCSN 8:00 PM 68 300 0.1
22 NHL CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 3: ST. LOUIS / SAN JOSE (0.69 HH) NBCSN 9:08 PM 153 1150 0.5
92 LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 8:00 PM 60 530 0.1
19 LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 9:00 PM 60 1195 0.2
105 PRIMAL SURVIVOR NGC 10:00 PM 60 490 0.1
101 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 501 0.1
87 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 554 0.1
76 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 632 0.1
78 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 617 0.1
116 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 454 0.1
125 DORA AND FRIENDS NKJR 10:23 PM 24 413 0.1
159 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:47 PM 24 314 0.0
148 SPIKE TV MOVIE: SNITCH SPIKE 6:30 PM 150 341 0.1
128 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 406 0.2
114 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 460 0.2
44 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:00 PM 32 857 0.4
82 LIP SYNC BATTLE SPIKE 10:32 PM 30 589 0.3
91 SYFY MOVIE: JOHN CARTER (2012) SYFY 6:00 PM 180 531 0.2
126 SYFY MOVIE: RESIDENT EVIL SYFY 9:00 PM 120 412 0.1
80 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:00 PM 30 594 0.3
67 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 8:30 PM 30 704 0.3
14 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1389 0.5
10 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1754 0.6
28 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1013 0.4
45 2 BROKE GIRLS TBS 10:30 PM 30 851 0.3
72 MY 600 LB. LIFE TLC 8:00 PM 60 659 0.2
53 EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS TLC 9:00 PM 120 795 0.3
63 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN TNT 8:00 PM 180 731 0.2
142 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAV 8:00 PM 60 357 0.1
77 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAV 9:00 PM 60 623 0.2
79 MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM TRAV 10:00 PM 60 599 0.1
122 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 428 0.2
94 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 526 0.2
94 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 526 0.2
85 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 571 0.2
62 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 743 0.3
154 COMEDY KNOCKOUT TRU 10:30 PM 31 323 0.1
70 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 7:36 PM 36 684 0.1
75 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:12 PM 36 637 0.1
58 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:48 PM 36 771 0.1
51 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 798 0.1
99 GEORGE LOPEZ TVL 10:00 PM 30 505 0.1
116 GEORGE LOPEZ TVL 10:30 PM 30 454 0.1
103 FUTBOL LIGA MX: LEON VS. PACHUCA 5/19 (0.29 HH) UNVSO 9:00 PM 127 498 0.2
3 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.39 HH) USA 8:00 PM 120 2295 0.7
37 MOVIE: FAST FIVE USA 10:00 PM 180 928 0.4
140 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 8:00 PM 60 365 0.1
46 BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 9:00 PM 60 843 0.4
105 MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN WETV 10:00 PM 60 490 0.2

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • Ryan Wallis

    Sorry for the late (early) requests, Prom ran late.

    Could I please just have:
    -“Millenials: Growing Up in the 21st Century” (Ovation)?

    Thank you!

    • The Millenials (Ovation, 5/19 7-8 p.m.) 39,000 viewers; 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

  • rtz4567

    If possible, half-hour breakdown for ”The Catch” would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!

    • THE CATCH (ABC, 5/19) in total viewers (adults 18-49 rating/share)

      9:00 4.243M (0.9/3)
      9:30 3.873M (0.8/3)
      10:00 4.062M (0.8/3)
      10:30 3.972M (0.8/3)

  • jfmjr

    Go Grey’s Anatomy!!

  • Sarah

    @SonOfTheBronx:disqus
    Hey, do you happen to have Bones’ Live+3 demo and viewer numbers for Thursday? Thanks!

    • Bones (Fox, 5/19 8:00-9:00 p.m.) 5.76 million L+3 viewers; 1.30 L+3 adults 18-49 rating

      • Sarah

        Thanks so much. 🙂

      • Sarah

        Hey, do you happen to have Bones’ Live+7 demo and viewer numbers for Thursday, the 19th? Thanks!

        • Bones (Fox, 5/19 8:00-9:00 p.m.) 6.249 million L+7 viewers; 1.4 adults 18-49 L+7 rating

          • Sarah

            Thanks so much. 🙂

  • Eric N

    Game Shakers and Thundermans 7-8pm?

    • Game Shakers (Nickelodeon, 5/19 7:00-7:30 p.m.) 1.226 million viewers; 0.24 adults 18-49 rating

      Thundermans (Nickelodeon, 5/19 7:30-8:00 p.m.) 1.266 million viewers; 0.24 adults 18-49 rating