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Thursday Overnights: The Return of ‘Paradise Hotel’ on Fox Left at the Starting Gate

Solid Season-Ending Household Performance for Sitcom 'Mom' on CBS

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.5/10, ABC: 3.5/ 6, NBC: 1.9/ 3, Fox: 1.2/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: + 3, CBS: -11, Fox: -33, NBC and CW: -44 each

Ratings Breakdown:
The return of Fox relationship/reality competition “Paradise Hotel,” hosted by Kristin Cavallari, after an 11-year absence warranted minimal interest, It scored a fourth-place 1.2 rating/2 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was 33 percent, on average, below the year-ago pairing of drama “Gotham” and music series “Showtime at the Apollo.”

In season finale news, CBS sitcom “Mom,” which is confirmed for two more seasons, concluded with a dominant 5.7/10 in households in the 9 p.m. half-hour. Comparably, this was 21 percent below lead-in “Young Sheldon” (#1: 7.2/12 at 8:30 p.m.) and it led into a 3.9/ 7 (#1) for on-the-fence “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 p.m.

Tops for the night, of course, was the eye net’s soon-to-conclude “The Big Bang Theory” at a dominant 8.9/16 at 8 p.m. And CBS capped off the evening with just renewed “S.W.A.T.” at a first-place 3.7/ 7 in the 10 p.m. hour. Comparably, that bested competing “Law & Order: SVU” on NBC (#2: 2.7/ 6) and ABC’s just canceled “For the People” (#3: 1.9/ 4) by 37 percent and 95 percent, respectively.

Elsewhere, The CW’s pairing of dramas ‘iZombie” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “In the Dark” (#5: 0.4/ 1 at 9 p.m.) remained off the overnight charts. And the 8-10 p.m. programming blocks on ABC and NBC were at typical household overnight levels as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.0/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 8.9/16 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Paradise Hotel” (season premiere): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 7.2/12 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Paradise Hotel” (season premiere): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Mom” (season finale): 5.7/10 (#1)
NBC – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.3/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “Paradise Hotel” (season premiere): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “In the Dark”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Abby’s”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “Paradise Hotel” (season premiere): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “In the Dark”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “For the People”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 2.6/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “For the People”: 1.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.6/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 2.8/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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