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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?

  2. What are the ratings for Nick at Nite movie Legally Blonde aired Nick at Nite 8PM-10PM please?