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Updated Thursday Ratings: ABC Tops Night with Michael Jackson Special

Fox's 'Showtime at the Apollo' Concludes for the Season

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Thursday, May 24. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 4.92 million, CBS: 4.85, NBC: 2.98, Fox: 1.92, CW: 696,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 0.9 rating/4 share, CBS and NBC: 0.7/ 3 each, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Last Days of Michael Jackson
Viewers: 5.28 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 6.71 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 5 (#1)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 3.63 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

Fox – Terrence Howard’s Fright Club
Viewers: 1.61 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 846,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Last Days of Michael Jackson
Viewers: 5.55 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Young Sheldon (R)
Viewers: 6.17 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 5 (#1t)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 3.66 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1t)

Fox – Terrence Howard’s Fright Club
Viewers: 1.47 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 829,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)
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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Last Days of Michael Jackson
Viewers: 5.78 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 5.09 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2t)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.38 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

Fox – Showtime at the Apollo (season finale)
Viewers: 2.11 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#4)

CW – Black Lightning (R)
Viewers: 575,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Last Days of Michael Jackson
Viewers: 5.63 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

CBS – Life in Pieces (R)
Viewers: 3.93 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.11 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox – Showtime at the Apollo (season finale)
Viewers: 2.49 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#4)

CW – Black Lightning (R)
Viewers: 535,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.94 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#1)

CBS – SWAT (R)
Viewers: 3.65 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – Red Nose Day
Viewers: 2.19 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.31 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1)

CBS – SWAT (R)
Viewers: 3.58 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Red Nose Day
Viewers: 1.92 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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. FROM NBC

    NBC RATINGS NOTES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24

    n From 8-11 p.m., NBC tied for 2nd among the Big 4 in 18-49 (0.7/3) and drew 2.98 million viewers overall.

    n From 8-11 p.m., NBC presented special Red Nose Day-themed programming. Red Nose Day raises money for children both in the U.S. and around the world. This year’s campaign, including money pledged last night during NBC’s programming, has raised more than $42 million.

    n From 8-9 p.m., “Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” drew a 0.8/4 in 18-49 and 3.64 million viewers overall.

    n The telecast increased from the first half-hour to the second half-hour in 18-49 (0.8 à 0.9) and also saw an uptick in total viewers (3.62 million à 3.66 million).

    n “Ninja” was tied for #1 in 18-49 in the second half-hour.

    n From 9-10 p.m., “Hollywood Game Night” drew a 0.8/3 in 18-49, second best in the hour. It also drew 3.24 million viewers overall.

    n The telecast remained even in 18-49 throughout both half-hours.

    n From 10-11 p.m., “The Red Nose Day Special” tied for 2nd in 18-49 with a 0.5/2 and 2.05 million viewers overall.