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Wednesday Final Ratings: Cavaliers-Celtics NBA Eastern Finals Game 5 on ESPN Edges Past ‘Survivor’ Season Finale on CBS for Night’s Most-Watched Telecast

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Wednesday, May 23:

    Toy Story 3 (RS) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 121 min.)
    – 2.717 million viewers
    – 1.6/3 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

    Lights, Camera, Summer! (S) (ABC, 10:01 PM, 59 min.)
    – 2.266 million viewers
    – 1.5/3 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

    Survivor: Ghost Island (F) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 151 min.)
    – 7.311 million viewers
    – 4.3/8 HH
    – 1.4/6 A18-49 (1.7/7 F18-49, 1.2/6 M18-49)
    – 0.9/5 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.8/5 M18-34)
    – 2.1/7 A25-54 (2.4/8 F25-54, 1.7/6 M25-54)

    Survivor Reunion (S) (CBS, 10:31 PM, 29 min.)
    – 4.616 million viewers
    – 2.9/6 HH
    – 0.8/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

    Law and Order: SVU (RS) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.846 million viewers
    – 2.6/5 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.8/4 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

    Law and Order: SVU (NBC, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 6.119 million viewers
    – 4.1/8 HH
    – 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.6/7 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.5/5 A25-54 (2.0/7 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

    Empire (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.296 million viewers
    – 3.5/7 HH
    – 1.7/8 A18-49 (2.2/10 F18-49, 1.2/6 M18-49)
    – 1.2/7 A18-34 (1.6/9 F18-34, 0.8/5 M18-34)
    – 2.1/8 A25-54 (2.7/10 F25-54, 1.5/6 M25-54)

    Star (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.948 million viewers
    – 2.6/5 HH
    – 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.7/7 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.9/5 A18-34 (1.3/7 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
    – 1.5/5 A25-54 (2.0/7 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

    Supergirl (RP) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.633 million viewers
    – 0.4/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
    – 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
    – 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

    The Originals (R) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.467 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/0 M18-49)
    – 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
    – 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.1/0 M25-54)

    La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.696 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/3 A18-49

    El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.676 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.426 million viewers
    – 0.8/1 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.450 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Sanson y Dalila (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.354 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.1/0 A18-49

    El Chavo (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.211 million viewers
    – 0.1/0 HH
    – 0.1/0 A18-49

    Sanson y Dalila (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.786 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.514 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.306 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.3/2 A18-49
    – 0.2/2 A18-34

    Mi Familia Perfecta (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.986 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.3/2 A18-49
    – 0.3/2 A18-34

    Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.159 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49
    – 0.3/2 A18-34

    El Señor de Los Cielos V (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.605 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49
    – 0.6/4 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Wednesday, May 23 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.225 million viewers (#19)
    – 0.91 HH (#15)
    – 0.43 A18-49 (#10)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#15)
    – 0.57 A25-54 (#7)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.827 million viewers (#33)
    – 0.60 HH (#27)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.03 A18-34 (#99)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#46)

    CNN Nancy Pelosi Town Hall (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.742 million viewers (#37)
    – 0.51 HH (#37)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#94)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#65)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.810 million viewers (#35)
    – 0.55 HH (#32)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#89)
    – 0.20 A25-54 (#56)

    Misfit Garage (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.902 million viewers (#29)
    – 0.55 HH (#32)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#48)
    – 0.37 A25-54 (#18)

    Sticker Shock (DISC, 10:01 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.578 million viewers (#62)
    – 0.38 HH (#61)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#89)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#46)

    Botched (E!, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.724 million viewers (#40)
    – 0.46 HH (#41)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#22)
    – 0.28 A25-54 (#29)

    NBA Pre-Game (ESPN, 7:30 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.265 million viewers (#16)
    – 0.85 HH (#17)
    – 0.50 A18-49 (#8)
    – 0.44 A18-34 (#6)
    – 0.53 A25-54 (#10)

    NBA Playoffs-Conference Finals Eastern Conference Game 5: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (ESPN, 8:30 PM, 159 min.)
    – 7.346 million viewers (#1)
    – 4.51 HH (#1)
    – 2.74 A18-49 (#1)
    – 2.49 A18-34 (#1)
    – 2.95 A25-54 (#1)

    Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.657 million viewers (#50)
    – 0.43 HH (#45)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#36)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#26)
    – 0.25 A25-54 (#34)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.543 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.73 HH (#4)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#83)
    – 0.40 A25-54 (#16)

    Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.249 million viewers (#2)
    – 2.18 HH (#2)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#15)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#83)
    – 0.51 A25-54 (#11)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.720 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.85 HH (#3)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#89)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#13)

    Famous in Love (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.300 million viewers (#90)
    – 0.19 HH (#91)
    – 0.11 A18-49 (#94)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#54)
    – 0.11 A25-54 (#93)

    The Americans (FX, 10:00 PM, 72 min.)
    – 0.730 million viewers (#38)
    – 0.49 HH (#38)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.23 A25-54 (#40)

    Archer (FXX, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.328 million viewers (#87)
    – 0.21 HH (#87)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#58)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#71)

    Brother vs. Brother (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.610 million viewers (#10)
    – 1.12 HH (#8)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#26)
    – 0.38 A25-54 (#17)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.482 million viewers (#13)
    – 1.01 HH (#12)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#25)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.412 million viewers (#14)
    – 0.98 HH (#13)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#22)

    American Pickers: Best of (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 0.998 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.60 HH (#27)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#36)

    See No Evil (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.181 million viewers (#21)
    – 0.82 HH (#18)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#42)
    – 0.36 A25-54 (#20)

    Murder Chose Me (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.062 million viewers (#25)
    – 0.75 HH (#24)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#54)
    – 0.34 A25-54 (#21)

    Little Women L.A. (LIF, 9:00 PM, 67 min.)
    – 0.639 million viewers (#54)
    – 0.45 HH (#42)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#58)
    – 0.23 A25-54 (#40)

    Little Women L.A. Unfiltered (LIF, 10:07 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.418 million viewers (#78)
    – 0.29 HH (#77)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#90)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#78)
    – 0.15 A25-54 (#76)

    Little Women L.A. First Look (LIF, 10:37 PM, 10 min.)
    – 0.442 million viewers (#75)
    – 0.30 HH (#74)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#84)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#78)
    – 0.16 A25-54 (#73)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.519 million viewers (#11)
    – 1.07 HH (#10)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#54)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#94)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#36)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.461 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.68 HH (#5)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#83)
    – 0.37 A25-54 (#18)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.782 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.26 HH (#7)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#89)
    – 0.28 A25-54 (#29)

    NHL Conference Finals Eastern Conference Game 7: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning (NBCSN, 8:03 PM, 176 min.)
    – 2.577 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.50 HH (#6)
    – 0.91 A18-49 (#2)
    – 0.76 A18-34 (#2)
    – 1.11 A25-54 (#2)

    The Expanse (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.625 million viewers (#56)
    – 0.41 HH (#51)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#47)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#36)

    Krypton (SYFY, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.557 million viewers (#64)
    – 0.39 HH (#58)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.19 A25-54 (#60)

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.880 million viewers (#32)
    – 0.58 HH (#30)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#14)
    – 0.24 A18-34 (#16)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#15)

    My 600-Lb. Life: Where Are They Now? (TLC, 8:00 PM, 124 min.)
    – 0.912 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.62 HH (#26)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#18)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#37)
    – 0.33 A25-54 (#22)

    Skin Tight (TLC, 10:04 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.506 million viewers (#69)
    – 0.37 HH (#64)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.18 A25-54 (#65)

    Expedition Unknown Popups (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.670 million viewers (#47)
    – 0.40 HH (#53)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#63)
    – 0.04 A18-34 (#96)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#46)

    Legendary Locations (TRAV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.625 million viewers (#56)
    – 0.40 HH (#53)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#54)
    – 0.03 A18-34 (#99)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#36)

    Colony (USA, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.698 million viewers (#43)
    – 0.45 HH (#42)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#47)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#69)
    – 0.23 A25-54 (#40)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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    1. Hi!

      If still possible, half hours for NBC’s ”L&O:SVU,” please.

      As always, THANKS in advance.

      • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 5/23/18) in total viewers (adults 18-49 rating/share)

        9:00 p.m. 5.504 million (1.1/4)
        9:30 p.m. 6.024 million (1.2/5)
        10:00 p.m. 6.492 million (1.3/5)
        10:30 p.m. 6.456 million (1.3/5)