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Thursday Final Ratings: ‘Scandal’ Series Finale Helps ABC Win the 10 p.m. Hour

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, April 19:

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.928 million viewers
– 4.7/9 HH
– 1.7/7 A18-49 (2.4/10 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 1.1/7 A18-34 (1.7/9 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
– 2.1/7 A25-54 (3.0/10 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

Station 19 (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.413 million viewers
– 3.6/6 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (2.1/6 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Scandal (F) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 5.462 million viewers
– 3.8/8 HH
– 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.8/7 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.8/5 A18-34 (1.1/6 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.7/6 A25-54 (2.3/8 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

ABC’s series finale of Scandal shot to the top of its hour with Adults 18-49 (1.3/5), beating NBC’s Chicago Fire by 30% (1.0/4) and CBS’ S.W.A.T. by 44% (0.9/4). It was also the most watched show overall in the time slot (5.4 million). 
 
·         Scandal grew for the third week in a row with Total Viewers (+29% – 5.4 million vs. 4.2 million) and advanced 44% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 0.9/4), scoring its highest numbers in 2-1/2 months – since 2/1/18. 
 
·         Scandal topped its year–ago season closer (5.2 million and 1.2/5 on 5/18/17) by 4% in Total Viewers and 8% in Adults 18-49. 

(Source: ABC)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 12.907 million viewers
– 7.7/15 HH
– 2.4/11 A18-49 (2.8/12 F18-49, 2.1/10 M18-49)
– 1.2/7 A18-34 (1.5/9 F18-34, 1.0/6 M18-34)
– 3.7/14 A25-54 (4.2/15 F25-54, 3.3/13 M25-54)

Young Sheldon (CBS, 8:31 PM, 30 min.)
– 11.665 million viewers
– 6.9/13 HH
– 1.9/8 A18-49 (2.1/9 F18-49, 1.7/7 M18-49)
– 0.9/5 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.8/5 M18-34)
– 3.1/11 A25-54 (3.5/11 F25-54, 2.7/10 M25-54)

Mom (CBS, 9:01 PM, 29 min.)
– 8.823 million viewers
– 5.4/10 HH
– 1.4/6 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 1.2/5 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
– 2.3/8 A25-54 (2.8/9 F25-54, 1.9/6 M25-54)

Life in Pieces (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 6.292 million viewers
– 3.9/7 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.7/5 A25-54 (2.0/6 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.315 million viewers
– 3.4/7 HH
– 0.8/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

Superstore (NBC, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 2.759 million viewers
– 1.8/3 HH
– 0.8/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 1.0/4 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 0.9/4 M25-54)

A.P. Bio (NBC, 8:31 PM, 29 min.)
– 1.829 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

Will & Grace (R) (NBC, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.688 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

Champions (NBC, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.637 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.389 million viewers
– 3.5/7 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.3/5 A25-54 (1.6/5 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

Gotham (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.182 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Showtime at the Apollo (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.435 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/2 A25-54 (0.8/2 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Supernatural (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.384 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Arrow (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.957 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.588 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/3 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.947 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.613 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:02 PM, 58 min.)
– 1.592 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.370 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

El Principe (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.226 million viewers
– 0.1/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.173 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.451 million viewers
– 0.2/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.260 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.996 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.254 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Enemigo Intimo (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.641 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49
– 0.5/3 A18-34

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, April 19 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    First 48 Mini (A&E, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.797 million viewers (#39)
    – 0.53 HH (#38)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#37)
    – 0.19 A18-34 (#32)
    – 0.29 A25-54 (#36)

    Marcia Clark Investigates (A&E, 9:00 PM, 123 min.)
    – 0.700 million viewers (#46)
    – 0.48 HH (#45)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#55)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#84)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#46)

    Southern Charm (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.290 million viewers (#15)
    – 0.92 HH (#15)
    – 0.46 A18-49 (#9)
    – 0.26 A18-34 (#18)
    – 0.60 A25-54 (#7)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.044 million viewers (#27)
    – 0.74 HH (#22)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#49)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#100)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.115 million viewers (#21)
    – 0.77 HH (#19)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#99)
    – 0.32 A25-54 (#32)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.998 million viewers (#29)
    – 0.69 HH (#25)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#95)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

    Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.063 million viewers (#24)
    – 0.68 HH (#26)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#21)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#17)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.585 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.70 HH (#6)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#34)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#95)
    – 0.44 A25-54 (#14)

    Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.525 million viewers (#2)
    – 2.29 HH (#2)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#72)
    – 0.61 A25-54 (#6)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.890 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.95 HH (#5)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#34)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#95)
    – 0.50 A25-54 (#13)

    Siren (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.692 million viewers (#51)
    – 0.43 HH (#49)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#34)
    – 0.27 A18-34 (#17)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#43)

    Atlanta (FX, 10:00 PM, 39 min.)
    – 0.595 million viewers (#61)
    – 0.41 HH (#54)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#23)
    – 0.26 A18-34 (#18)
    – 0.29 A25-54 (#36)

    Flip or Flop Vegas (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.080 million viewers (#22)
    – 0.72 HH (#24)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#40)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.475 million viewers (#12)
    – 0.95 HH (#13)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.37 A25-54 (#24)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.460 million viewers (#14)
    – 0.98 HH (#11)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#25)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.38 A25-54 (#23)

    Swamp People (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 1.887 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.11 HH (#9)
    – 0.38 A18-49 (#14)
    – 0.28 A18-34 (#15)
    – 0.58 A25-54 (#8)

    Truck Night in America (HIST, 10:03 PM, 61 min.)
    – 1.057 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.66 HH (#27)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#17)

    Murder Calls (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.061 million viewers (#25)
    – 0.77 HH (#19)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#78)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#34)

    Diabolical (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.250 million viewers (#17)
    – 0.88 HH (#16)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#66)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#19)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.931 million viewers (#8)
    – 1.35 HH (#8)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#90)
    – 0.32 A25-54 (#32)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.417 million viewers (#3)
    – 2.28 HH (#3)
    – 0.36 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
    – 0.56 A25-54 (#9)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.499 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.70 HH (#6)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#95)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#16)

    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.738 million viewers (#10)
    – 1.00 HH (#10)
    – 1.01 A18-49 (#3)
    – 1.24 A18-34 (#2)
    – 0.89 A25-54 (#3)

    Ex on the Beach MTV (MTV, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.935 million viewers (#31)
    – 0.56 HH (#36)
    – 0.52 A18-49 (#6)
    – 0.68 A18-34 (#4)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#19)

    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation After Show (MTV, 10:02 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.745 million viewers (#44)
    – 0.49 HH (#43)
    – 0.41 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.52 A18-34 (#7)
    – 0.34 A25-54 (#29)

    NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Western Conference Game 3: Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans (NBATV, 9:00 PM, 153 min.)
    – 0.320 million viewers (#92)
    – 0.19 HH (#94)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#93)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#84)
    – 0.14 A25-54 (#90)

    NHL Quarterfinals Eastern Conference Game 4: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (NBCSN, 6:57 PM, 173 min.)
    – 0.563 million viewers (#65)
    – 0.36 HH (#65)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#49)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#52)

    NHL Live Post Quarterfinals (NBCSN, 9:50 PM, 10 min.)
    – 0.458 million viewers (#75)
    – 0.28 HH (#77)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#57)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
    – 0.21 A25-54 (#58)

    Paramount Network Movie Bad Teacher (2011) (PAR, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.356 million viewers (#85)
    – 0.23 HH (#84)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#66)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#58)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#70)

    NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Eastern Conference Game 3: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat (TNT, 7:09 PM, 161 min.)
    – 3.157 million viewers (#4)
    – 2.02 HH (#4)
    – 1.24 A18-49 (#2)
    – 1.14 A18-34 (#3)
    – 1.28 A25-54 (#2)

    NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Western Conference Game 3: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs (TNT, 9:50 PM, 140 min.)
    – 3.822 million viewers (#1)
    – 2.43 HH (#1)
    – 1.52 A18-49 (#1)
    – 1.41 A18-34 (#1)
    – 1.55 A25-54 (#1)

    Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.416 million viewers (#80)
    – 0.26 HH (#80)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#57)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#47)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#72)

    NHL Quarterfinals Eastern Conference Game 4: Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets (USA, 7:30 PM, 162 min.)
    – 0.539 million viewers (#68)
    – 0.33 HH (#71)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#49)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.23 A25-54 (#49)

    NHL Live Post Quarterfinals (USA, 10:12 PM, 18 min.)
    – 0.387 million viewers (#82)
    – 0.21 HH (#89)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#68)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#78)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#72)

    RuPaul’s Drag Race 10 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 90 min.)
    – 0.692 million viewers (#51)
    – 0.39 HH (#56)
    – 0.39 A18-49 (#12)
    – 0.40 A18-34 (#9)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#27)

    Untucked 9 (VH1, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.545 million viewers (#67)
    – 0.30 HH (#73)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.33 A18-34 (#12)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

    Braxton Family Values (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.848 million viewers (#35)
    – 0.60 HH (#33)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#35)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#27)

    Hustle & Soul (WETV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.510 million viewers (#72)
    – 0.37 HH (#62)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#68)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#72)
    – 0.20 A25-54 (#60)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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