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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘American Idol’ Series Ender Draws Best Finale Ratings in Three Years

The 126-minute “American Idol” series farewell (for now) helped Fox rule Thursday night, by far, with an average of 13.3 million viewers and dominating all key demos.

It was the most-watched, highest-rated “American Idol” season finale in three years (14.13 million, 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, 5/16/2013) and the most-watched telecast of “American Idol” in two years (13.43 million, 2/05/2014).

Fox’s half-hours were, as follows:

‪8:00-8:30 ‬“American Idol”
Household rating/Share: 6.7/12
Viewers: 10.951 million
adults 18-34: 1.5 rating/ 7 share
adults 18-49: 2.4 rating/ 9 share
adults 25-54: 3.4 rating/11 share

‪8:30-9:00 ‬“American Idol”
Household rating/Share: 7.6/13
Viewers: 12.839 million
adults 18-34: 1.9 rating/ 8 share
adults 18-49: 2.9 rating/10 share
adults 25-54: 4.1 rating/12 share

‪9:00-9:30 ‬“American Idol”
Household rating/Share: 8.1/13
Viewers: 13.900 million
adults 18-34: 2.1 rating/ 9 share
adults 18-49: 3.2 rating/11 share
adults 25-54: 4.4 rating/12 share

‪9:30-10:00 ‬“American Idol”
Household rating/Share: 8.6/14
Viewers: 14.638 million
adults 18-34: 2.2 rating/ 9 share
adults 18-49: 3.4 rating/11 share
adults 25-54: 4.7 rating/13 share

‪10:00-10:06 ‬“American Idol”
Household rating/Share: 10.5/18
Viewers: 17.764 million
adults 18-34: 2.6 rating/11 share
adults 18-49: 4.1 rating/13 share
adults 25-54: 5.6 rating/13 share

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Programming Insider Thursday, April 7, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.2/7 6040 1.3/6 1.6/6 1.9/6
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 5.0/9 7350 1.9/9 2.1/8 2.4/7
9:00 Scandal 4.1/7 5877 1.3/5 1.7/6 2.0/5
10:00 The Catch 3.4/6 4892 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7332 0.9/4 1.6/5 2.3/7
8:00 Big Bang Theory 8.4/15 13502 1.9/9 3.1/12 4.5/14
8:31 The Odd Couple (p) 4.8/8 7627 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.3/7
9:01 Mom 4.6/8 7167 0.7/3 1.5/5 2.3/6
9:30 2 Broke Girls 3.8/6 5868 0.7/3 1.4/5 2.1/6
10:00 Rush Hour 3.0/6 4809 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/5 4946 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.3/4
8:00 Little Big Shots (r) 2.9/5 4589 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:00 The Blacklist 4.0/7 6415 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.7/5
10:01 Law & Order: SVU (r) 2.5/5 3790 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
FOX PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 7.9/13 13305 1.9/8 3.0/11 4.2/12
8:00 American Idol (f) (thru 10:06) 7.9/13 13305 1.9/8 3.0/11 4.2/12
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/2 1503 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.6/2
8:00 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 1.2/2 1880 0.6/3 0.7/3 0.8/2
9:00 The 100 0.7/1 1125 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1960 0.7/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1523 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1874 0.7/2
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2244 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1736 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 663 0.3/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.2/0 349 0.1/1
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.3/0 518 0.2/1
9:00 Lady La Vendedora de Rosas 0.3/1 725 0.3/1
10:02 La Viuda Negra 0.4/1 747 0.3/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 4/07/16

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.9/12
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 3.2/11
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Scandal” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.8/7
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.4/7
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Catch” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.2/9
Men 18-34: 1.6/9
Women 18-49: 3.4/12
Men 18-49: 2.8/11

The Odd Couple” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Mom” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Rush Hour” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The Blacklist” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

American Idol” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 2.6/10
Men 18-34: 1.3/6
Women 18-49: 3.9/12
Men 18-49: 2.2/8

D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The 100” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Vikings” (History)
Women 18-34: 0.37
Men 18-34: 0.39
Women 18-49: 0.60
Men 18-49: 0.72

Archer” (FX)
Women 18-34: 0.29
Men 18-34: 0.65
Women 18-49: 0.27
Men 18-49: 0.56

Cable Rankings – Thursday 4/07/16

What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Thursday, April 7:


  1. NBA Basketball: San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors” (TNT, ‪10:43 p.m.-1:08‬ a.m., 2.21 household rating): 3.437 million viewers (1.50 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 2.711 (0.23)

  3. WWE SmackDown” (USA, 8-10 p.m., 1.54 household rating): 2.444 million viewers (0.71 adults 18-49 rating)

  4. “Vikings” (History, 10-11:01 p.m.): 2.254 (0.66)

  5. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.101 (0.21)
  6. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.755 (0.88)

  7. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.731 (0.35)

  8. “60 Days In” (A&E, 10:01-11:02 p.m.): 1.719 (0.78)

  9. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 1.687 (0.21)

  10. WWE Hall of Fame” (USA, 10-11 p.m., 1.02 household rating): 1.677 million viewers (0.51 adults 18-49 rating)
  11. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.653 (0.34)

  12. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30-10:00 p.m.): 1.619 (0.61)

  13. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.599 (0.75)

  14. NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls @ Miami Heat” (TNT, ‪8:14-10:43 p.m., 1.07 household rating): 1.562 million viewers (0.60 adults 18-49 rating)

  15. “Life Below Zero” (NGC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.458 (0.24)
  16. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:00-9:30 p.m.): 1.375 (0.50)

  17. “Project Runway All-Stars” (Lifetime, 9-10:02 p.m.): 1.342 (0.32)

  18. “The First 48” (A&E, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.322 (0.54)

  19. “Bob’s Burgers” (Adult Swim, 9-9:30 p.m.): 1.314 (0.58)

  20. “The Cleveland Show” (Adult Swim, 9:30-10 p.m.): 1.308 (0.57)


  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.302 (0.18)

  • “Masters of Flip” (HGTV, 8-9 p.m.): 1.184 (0.28)

  • “Beat Bobby Flay” (Food Network, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.125 (0.38)

  • “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike, 10-10:32 p.m.): 1.096 (0.55)

  • “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” (MSNBC, 10-11 p.m.): 1.052 (0.16)

  • “Cooks vs. Cons” (Food Network, 9-10 p.m.): 0.979 (0.35)

  • Masters Golf Tournament First Round (repeat)” (ESPN, ‪8-11 p.m., 0.60 household rating): 0.983 million viewers (0.28 adults 18-49 rating)

  • NBA Pre-Game Show” (TNT, ‪8:00-8:14 p.m., 0.59 household rating): 0.893 million viewers (0.30 adults 18-49 rating)

  • “Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.871 (0.21)

  • “River Monsters” (Animal Planet, 9:01-10:02 p.m.): 0.856 (0.30)

  • “House of Horrors: Kidnapped” (ID, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.821 (0.25)

  • “River Monsters: Aftershow” (Animal Planet, 10:02-10:12 p.m.): 0.808 (0.26)

  • “Impractical Jokers” (truTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.789 (0.36)

  • “The Eighties” (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): 0.757 (0.16)

  • “Archer” (FX, 10-10:32 p.m.): 0.754 (0.41)

  • “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 10-11 p.m.): 0.745 (0.30)

  • “Primal Survivor” (NGC, 10-11 p.m.): 0.721 (0.15)

  • “River Monsters: Into the Ocean” (Animal Planet, 8:00-9:01 p.m.): 0.665 (0.24)

  • “My 600 Lb. Life-Extended” (TLC, 8-9 p.m.): 0.657 (0.22)

  • “Finding Bigfoot” (Animal Planet, 10:12-11:14 p.m.): 0.605 (0.20)

  • “Mary Mary” (WE-TV, 9-10 p.m.): 0.590 (0.23)

  • “Party Down South” (CMT, 9-10 p.m.): 0.518 (0.27)

  • “The Real World: Go Big or Go Home” (MTV, 10:00-11:02 p.m.): 0.497 (0.25)

  • “Party Down South” (CMT, 10-11 p.m.): 0.345 (0.19)

  • “Those Who Can’t” (truTV, 10:30-11:01 p.m.): 0.322 (0.16)


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Thanks for adding Unimas to the list. Is this an occasional thing or can we expect Unimas Final Nationals from now on?

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