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[05/24/19 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with "This Is Farrah Fawcett" Special
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/23/19):

ABC (4.820 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) claimed top honors on Thursday with its two-hour special "This Is Farrah Fawcett" (5.780 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and a repeat of "Shark Tank" (2.900 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

CBS (4.664 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) then shared the demo crown with its lineup of "Young Sheldon" (5.249 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Young Sheldon" (5.347 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and "Mom" (4.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) plus a new "Life in Pieces" (4.459 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and the return of "Elementary" (4.095 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6).

Next up was NBC (2.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its annual "Red Nose Day Special" (2.245 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and a special "Hollywood Game Night" (2.007 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Paradise Hotel" (1.274 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and a second "Paradise Hotel" (1.201 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.673 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with originals from "iZombie" (0.751 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "In the Dark" (0.594 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00
+33.33% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00
0.00% - iZombie
0.00% - In the Dark
-25.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. 5/9/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - In the Dark (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
0.00% - Elementary (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-14.29% - Life in Pieces (vs. Life in Pieces (Repeat))
-20.00% - Paradise Hotel - 8:00 (vs. Terrence Howard's Fright Club)
-20.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. The Red Nose Day Special)
-22.22% - This Is Farrah Fawcett (vs. The Last Days of Michael Jackson)
-33.33% - Paradise Hotel - 9:00 (vs. Showtime at the Apollo)
-50.00% - Red Nose Day Special (vs. Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day/Hollywood Game Night)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/24/18):

ABC (4.916 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) got a boost on Thursday thanks to its two-hour special "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" (5.562 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) followed by a new "What Would You Do?" (3.624 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

CBS (4.855 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the number two draw with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.709 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Young Sheldon" (6.175 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Mom" (5.089 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Life in Pieces" (3.932 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and "SWAT" (3.613 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.982 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and its specials "Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day" (3.646 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Hollywood Game Night" (3.245 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "The Red Nose Day Special" (2.055 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.921 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its special "Terrence Howard's Fright Club" (1.540 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and the season finale of "Showtime at the Apollo" (2.302 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.838 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Black Lightning" (0.555 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.696 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - What Would You Do?
0.00% - Showtime at the Apollo

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Last Days of Michael Jackson (vs. Various (Repeats))
+45.45% - What Would You Do? (vs. Various (Repeats))
-11.11% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)
-27.27% - Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day
-28.57% - The Red Nose Day Special
-45.45% - Showtime at the Apollo (vs. Love Connection)
-58.33% - Terrence Howard's Fright Club (vs. Beat Shazam)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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