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Thursday Overnights: Easy Victory for ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Ignited CBS

NBC Sitcoms 'A.P. Bio' and 'Champions' Exit with a Whimper

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.5/10, ABC: 3.4/ 6, NBC: 2.3/ 4, Fox: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.9/ 2

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, May 3 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 8.8/16 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (season finale): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.0/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 7.6/13 (#1)
NBC – “A.P. Bio” (season or series finale): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “Gotham”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.7/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Will & Grace” (R):n1.4/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “Showtime at the Apollo”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 4.2/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Champions” (season or series finale): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “Showtime at the Apollo”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Chicago Fire”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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. I just don’t know any show that can compete with Big Bang. A shame Supernatural is on the same time. I love that show too. Mom is a great show and Chicago Fire. Young Sheldon is hilarious.

    • Says a lot when a show that is WAY past its prime and is no longer a real hit can’t find any competition, doesn’t it?

      BBT is no longer very good, or even good. It’s poorly shot on video now with barely passable scripts that elicit maybe a couple of chuckles per episode (and the characters are now devoid of any coherence), yet it’s still most watched on a dismal night…

  2. Hopefully, this is the series finale for both AP Bio and Champions they really collapsed Thursdays for NBC. NBC is airing another Chicago Fire movie next Thursday so their Thursday should improve next week. Hopefully, NBC cleans house on Thursdays with their schedule for the fall coming out next weekend.

  3. Superstore was so funny last night, at one point I couldn’t breathe. Don’t they know it’s dangerous for their audience to be that funny???