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[05/23/14 - 02:25 PM]
Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Last Comic Standing" Tops Originals in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for thursday, may 22, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 40 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Last Comic Standing (9:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
5.417 million viewers, #1; 2.133 million adults 18-49 (1.68 rating), #1

Hell's Kitchen (8:00) - FOX
4.345 million viewers, #2; 1.985 million adults 18-49 (1.56 rating), #2

Bad Teacher (9:30) - CBS
4.336 million viewers, #3; 1.364 million adults 18-49 (1.07 rating), #3

Hollywood Game Night (8:00) - NBC
3.876 million viewers, #4; 1.358 million adults 18-49 (1.07 rating), #4

Black Box (10:00) - ABC
3.795 million viewers, #5; 1.070 million adults 18-49 (0.84 rating), #8

Pawn Stars (9:00) - History
3.706 million viewers, #6; 1.180 million adults 18-49 (0.93 rating), #5

Pawn Stars (9:30) - History
3.621 million viewers, #7; 1.165 million adults 18-49 (0.92 rating), #6

Gang Related (9:00) - FOX
2.935 million viewers, #8; 1.163 million adults 18-49 (0.92 rating), #7

Big Rig Bounty Hunters (10:00) - History
1.823 million viewers, #9; 0.561 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #14

House Hunters (10:00) - HGTV
1.725 million viewers, #10; 0.429 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #23

House Hunters International (10:30) - HGTV
1.650 million viewers, #11; 0.517 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #18

Life Below Zero (9:00) - NGC
1.638 million viewers, #12; 0.782 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #10

Big Rig Bounty Hunters (10:30) - History
1.634 million viewers, #13; 0.529 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #17

Labyrinth, Part 1 (8:00) - CW
1.314 million viewers, #14; 0.460 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #20

The Killer Speaks (10:00) - A&E
1.245 million viewers, #15; 0.559 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #15

Impractical Jokers (9:30) - truTV
1.217 million viewers, #16; 0.742 million adults 18-49 (0.58 rating), #11

After the First 48 (9:00) - A&E
1.206 million viewers, #17; 0.592 million adults 18-49 (0.47 rating), #13

NHL Playoffs: Canadiens at Rangers - NHL
1.183 million viewers, #18; 0.453 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #21

The Challenge: Free Agents (10:00) - MTV
1.143 million viewers, #19; 0.854 million adults 18-49 (0.67 rating), #9

The Carbonaro Effect (10:00) - truTV
1.130 million viewers, #20; 0.699 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #12

Impact Wrestling (9:00) - Spike TV
1.067 million viewers, #21; 0.438 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #22

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (9:00) - TLC
0.934 million viewers, #22; 0.547 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #16

Food Court Wars (10:00) - Food
0.832 million viewers, #23; 0.481 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #19

Chopped Canada (9:00) - Food
0.749 million viewers, #24; 0.299 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #25

LA Hair (9:00) - WE tv
0.733 million viewers, #25; 0.398 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #24

Karma's a Bitch (8:00)* - ID
0.722 million viewers, #26; 0.210 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #27

Dates from Hell (9:00)* - ID
0.722 million viewers, #27; 0.210 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #28

Blood Relatives (10:00)* - ID
0.722 million viewers, #28; 0.210 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #29

Reality Ex Wives (8:00) - E!
0.624 million viewers, #29; 0.294 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #26

Devoured: Man-Eating Super Snake (8:00) - Animal Planet
0.512 million viewers, #30; 0.184 million adults 18-49 (0.15 rating), #30

The American Bible Challenge (8:00)* - GSN
0.512 million viewers, #31; 0.099 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #37

The American Bible Challenge (9:00)* - GSN
0.512 million viewers, #32; 0.099 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #38

Greatest Mysteries: Louvre (9:00)* - Travel
0.372 million viewers, #33; 0.126 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #31

How It's Made (9:00)* - Science
0.327 million viewers, #34; 0.118 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #33

How Do They Do It? (9:30)* - Science
0.327 million viewers, #35; 0.118 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #34

CMT Inside Fame: Florida Georgia Line (10:00)* - CMT
0.266 million viewers, #36; 0.124 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #32

Hidden History in Your House (9:00)* - H2
0.253 million viewers, #37; 0.066 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #40

Maron (10:00)* - IFC
0.230 million viewers, #38; 0.109 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #35

Comedy Bang! Bang! (10:30)* - IFC
0.230 million viewers, #39; 0.109 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #36

The Rickey Smiley Show (10:00)* - TV One
0.179 million viewers, #40; 0.093 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #39

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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