Friday, May 25, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'The Last Days of Michael Jackson' Leads to ABC Victory; 'Showtime at the Apollo' Finale Steady

On May 24, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.90 rating - followed by CBS (0.73), NBC (0.70), FOX (0.55) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 4.916 million viewers - followed by CBS (4.855), NBC (2.982), FOX (1.921) and The CW (0.696).

CBS and The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The Last Days of Michael Jackson and the repeat of Young Sheldon were adjusted up. The repeat of Life in Pieces was adjusted down.

ABC (0.90 Rating, 4.916 Million Viewers)
        THE LAST DAYS OF MICHAEL JACKSON (1.0)
        WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (0.8, +0.2)

CBS (0.73 Rating, 4.855 Million Viewers)
        THE BIG BANG THEORY (1.0) REPEAT
        YOUNG SHELDON (1.0) REPEAT
        MOM (0.8) REPEAT
        LIFE IN PIECES (0.6) REPEAT
        S.W.A.T. (0.5) REPEAT

NBC (0.70 Rating, 2.982 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.8)
        HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (0.8)
        RED NOSE DAY (0.5)

FOX (0.55 Rating, 1.921 Million Viewers)
        TERRENCE HOWARD'S FRIGHT CLUB (0.5)
        SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.6, +0.0) SEASON FINALE

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.696 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.2) REPEAT
        BLACK LIGHTNING (0.1) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Thursday, May 24 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
The Big Bang Theory - R
1.0
6.738

ABC
The Last Days of Michael Jackson (8-10)
1.0
5.581

NBC
American Ninja Warrior
0.8
3.675

FOX
Terrence Howard’s Fright Club
0.5
1.526

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.2
0.810
8:30 PM
CBS
Young Sheldon - R
1.0
6.219
9:00 PM
CBS
Mom - R
0.8
5.066

NBC
Hollywood Game Night
0.8
3.253

FOX
Showtime at the Apollo
0.6
2.312

The CW
Black Lightning - R
0.1
0.557
9:30 PM
CBS
Life in Pieces - R
0.6
3.845
10:00 PM
ABC
What Would You Do?
0.8
3.585

CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.5
3.545

NBC
Red Nose Day
0.5
2.042

Average Rating: 0.66
Average Viewership: 3.482


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.