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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ Season-Enders Lead ABC to Thursday Victory

'MasterChef' on Fox and 'Supernatural' on The CW Also Conclude for the Season

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 4.5/ 8, CBS: 3.2/ 6, NBC: 2.9/ 5, Fox: 2.5/ 4, CW: 1.1/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +19, ABC: +10, NBC: no change, CW: – 8, CBS: -22

-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC led this final Thursday of the traditional TV season in the household overnights with its season-ending combination of “Grey’s Anatomy” (#1 for the evening: 5.6 rating/10 at 8 p.m.) and a two-hour edition of “Scandal” (#1: 4.0/ 7 from 9-11 p.m.). As announced earlier this week at ABC’s upfront presentation, “Scandal” will be concluding next season.

There two three other season-finales last night: NBC’s “The Blacklist” (#2: 3.2/ 6 at 10 p.m.), which moves to Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET (into “Law & Order: SVU”) next season, a two-hour edition of “MasterChef” on Fox (#4: 2.5/ 4 from 8-10 p.m.), and “Supernatural” on The CW (#5: 1.1/ 2 at 9 p.m.). An 8 p.m. edition of “Supernatural” scored an equivalent 1.1/ 2 at 8 p.m., while a 9 p.m. installment of “The Blacklist” averaged a second-place 3.3/ 6.

Next fall, “Supernatural” will lead into relocated “Arrow” in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, encore telecasts of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (#2: 4.8/ 9 at 8 p.m.) and canceled “The Great Indoors” (#2: 3.3/ 6) led into back to back installments of “The Amazing Race” (9 p.m.: #3, 3.0/ 5; 10 p.m., #3: 2.6/ 5), which will return in 2017-18 in midseason.

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, May 18:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (season finale): 5.6/10 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.8/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3t)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior” (season finale): 2.3/ 4 (#3t)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (season finale): 5.6/10 (#1)
CBS – “The Great Indoors” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior” (season finale): 2.5/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal” (season finale): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
NBC –“The Blacklist”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior” (season finale): 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (season finale): 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal” (season finale): 3.7/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC –“The Blacklist”: 3.2/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior” (season finale): 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (season finale): 1.1/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal” (season finale): 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal” (season finale): 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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