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Thursday Final Ratings: TNT Easily Wins First Prime Time of Summer TV Season

From 8-11 p.m. ET, TNT led all networks in total viewers (6.7 million), adults 18-49 (approx. 2.6 rating), adults 18-34 (approx. 2.2 rating), and adults 25-54 (approx. 2.8 rating) as well as all other male and female demos.

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, May 24:

    The Last Days of Michael Jackson (S) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 5.581 million viewers
    – 3.8/7 HH
    – 1.0/5 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.7/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.4/5 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    What Would You Do? (S) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.585 million viewers
    – 2.4/5 HH
    – 0.8/3 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.5/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.3/5 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    The Big Bang Theory (R) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
    – 6.738 million viewers
    – 4.2/9 HH
    – 1.0/5 A18-49 (1.2/6 F18-49, 0.9/5 M18-49)
    – 0.5/4 A18-34 (0.5/4 F18-34, 0.5/4 M18-34)
    – 1.6/7 A25-54 (1.8/7 F25-54, 1.3/6 M25-54)

    Young Sheldon (R) (CBS, 8:31 PM, 30 min.)
    – 6.219 million viewers
    – 3.9/8 HH
    – 1.0/5 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.5/6 A25-54 (1.8/7 F25-54, 1.2/5 M25-54)

    Mom (R) (CBS, 9:01 PM, 29 min.)
    – 5.066 million viewers
    – 3.3/6 HH
    – 0.8/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.3/5 A25-54 (1.6/6 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

    Life In Pieces (R) (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 3.845 million viewers
    – 2.5/5 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
    – 1.0/4 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    S.W.A.T. (R) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.545 million viewers
    – 2.4/5 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/4 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

    American Ninja Warrior (S) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.675 million viewers
    – 2.3/5 HH
    – 0.8/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.7/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.2/5 F25-54, 0.9/4 M25-54)

    Hollywood Game Night (S) (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.253 million viewers
    – 2.0/4 HH
    – 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.0/4 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Red Nose Day (S) (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.042 million viewers
    – 1.3/3 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

    Terrence Howard’s Fright Club (S) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.526 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    Showtime at the Apollo (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.312 million viewers
    – 1.5/3 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    Supernatural (R) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.810 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
    – 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
    – 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.3/1 M25-54)

    Black Lightning (RP) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.557 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
    – 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
    – 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

    La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.381 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.4/3 A18-49

    El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.586 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.248 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.467 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Sanson y Dalila (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.344 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49

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

    Sanson y Dalila (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.794 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.513 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

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

    Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.863 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.3/2 A18-49
    – 0.2/2 A18-34

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

    El Señor de Los Cielos V (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.742 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.8/3 A18-49
    – 0.6/4 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, May 24 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.858 million viewers (#33)
    – 0.53 HH (#36)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.22 A18-34 (#15)
    – 0.32 A25-54 (#24)

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 9:30 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.923 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.57 HH (#30)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#13)
    – 0.21 A18-34 (#19)
    – 0.36 A25-54 (#18)

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 10:01 PM, 31 min.)
    – 0.936 million viewers (#27)
    – 0.59 HH (#28)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#23)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#19)

    Live PD: Police Patrol (A&E, 10:32 PM, 32 min.)
    – 0.847 million viewers (#34)
    – 0.54 HH (#34)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#28)
    – 0.21 A18-34 (#19)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    Southern Charm (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.319 million viewers (#15)
    – 0.94 HH (#12)
    – 0.46 A18-49 (#7)
    – 0.27 A18-34 (#10)
    – 0.63 A25-54 (#4)

    Imposters (BRAVO, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.469 million viewers (#76)
    – 0.31 HH (#79)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#75)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#92)
    – 0.19 A25-54 (#66)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.972 million viewers (#25)
    – 0.70 HH (#23)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#85)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#43)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.798 million viewers (#39)
    – 0.57 HH (#30)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#75)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#96)
    – 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.840 million viewers (#36)
    – 0.59 HH (#28)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#55)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#85)
    – 0.25 A25-54 (#47)

    College Softball Super Regionals Texas A&M vs. Florida (ESPN, 7:45 PM, 75 min.)
    – 0.463 million viewers (#79)
    – 0.33 HH (#73)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#66)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#68)

    Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.919 million viewers (#29)
    – 0.60 HH (#27)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.22 A18-34 (#15)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#20)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.633 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.80 HH (#4)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#71)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#8)

    Hannity Special (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.938 million viewers (#2)
    – 1.99 HH (#2)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#13)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.50 A25-54 (#6)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.419 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.69 HH (#5)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#71)
    – 0.42 A25-54 (#12)

    Siren (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.658 million viewers (#52)
    – 0.42 HH (#49)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#23)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#43)

    Avatar (HBO, 8:00 PM, 162 min.)
    – 0.531 million viewers (#72)
    – 0.33 HH (#73)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#49)

    Flip or Flop Vegas (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.084 million viewers (#22)
    – 0.73 HH (#21)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#28)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#20)

    Flip or Flop Vegas (HGTV, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.273 million viewers (#16)
    – 0.87 HH (#15)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#41)
    – 0.38 A25-54 (#16)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.649 million viewers (#10)
    – 1.12 HH (#10)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#33)
    – 0.39 A25-54 (#14)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.672 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.15 HH (#8)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#12)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#33)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#8)

    Swamp People (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 1.600 million viewers (#12)
    – 0.92 HH (#13)
    – 0.32 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.23 A18-34 (#14)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#8)

    Murder Calls (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.959 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.67 HH (#25)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#53)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#90)
    – 0.29 A25-54 (#33)

    Extreme Measures (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.186 million viewers (#18)
    – 0.82 HH (#18)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#28)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#85)
    – 0.39 A25-54 (#14)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.750 million viewers (#8)
    – 1.23 HH (#7)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#96)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#29)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.666 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.83 HH (#3)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#13)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#64)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#8)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.053 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.46 HH (#6)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#90)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#29)

    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV, 8:00 PM, 62 min.)
    – 1.641 million viewers (#11)
    – 0.99 HH (#11)
    – 0.98 A18-49 (#2)
    – 1.11 A18-34 (#2)
    – 0.95 A25-54 (#2)

    Ex on the Beach (MTV, 9:02 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.686 million viewers (#48)
    – 0.43 HH (#46)
    – 0.39 A18-49 (#8)
    – 0.50 A18-34 (#6)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    My 600 Lb. Life: Where Are They Now?: Supersized (TLC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.515 million viewers (#73)
    – 0.37 HH (#64)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#92)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#92)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#72)

    Skin Tight: Transformed (TLC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.469 million viewers (#76)
    – 0.34 HH (#68)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#92)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#100)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#72)

    NBA Playoffs Pre-Game (TNT, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.760 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.14 HH (#9)
    – 0.60 A18-49 (#4)
    – 0.45 A18-34 (#7)
    – 0.69 A25-54 (#3)

    NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals Western Conference Game 5: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets (TNT, 9:00 PM, 156 min.)
    – 9.236 million viewers (#1)
    – 5.59 HH (#1)
    – 3.55 A18-49 (#1)
    – 3.11 A18-34 (#1)
    – 3.81 A25-54 (#1)

    The Carbonaro Effect (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.374 million viewers (#88)
    – 0.22 HH (#88)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#75)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#78)
    – 0.15 A25-54 (#82)

    RuPaul’s Drag Race 10 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 90 min.)
    – 0.715 million viewers (#46)
    – 0.44 HH (#44)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#9)
    – 0.26 A18-34 (#12)
    – 0.38 A25-54 (#16)

    Untucked 9 (VH1, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.558 million viewers (#66)
    – 0.33 HH (#73)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.22 A18-34 (#15)
    – 0.28 A25-54 (#37)

    Growing Up Hip Hop (WETV, 9:00 PM, 70 min.)
    – 0.467 million viewers (#78)
    – 0.31 HH (#79)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#59)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#71)
    – 0.21 A25-54 (#56)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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