Friday, May 22, 2020

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Labor of Love' Debuts Low; 'Holey Moley' and 'Burden of Truth' Return Steady; 'Man With a Plan' Dips

On May 21, 2020, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.77 rating - followed by CBS (0.52), NBC (0.47), FOX (0.25) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 4.725 million viewers - followed by CBS (4.349), NBC (2.527), FOX (1.129) and The CW (0.553).




UPDATE - The Red Nose Day Special was adjusted down.

ABC (0.77 Rating, 4.725 Million Viewers)
        WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (0.8, -0.1)
        HOLEY MOLEY (0.8) SEASON PREMIERE
        TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.7) SEASON PREMIERE

CBS (0.52 Rating, 4.349 Million Viewers)
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.6) REPEAT
        MAN WITH A PLAN (0.6, -0.1)
        MOM (0.4) REPEAT
        BROKE (0.5, -0.1)
        S.W.A.T. (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.47 Rating, 2.527 Million Viewers)
        CELEBRITY ESCAPE ROOM (0.8)
        THE RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL (0.3)

FOX (0.25 Rating, 1.129 Million Viewers)
        CELEBRITY WATCH PARTY (0.3, -0.1)
        LABOR OF LOVE (0.2) SERIES PREMIERE

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.553 Million Viewers)
        BURDEN OF TRUTH (0.1) SEASON PREMIERE
        IN THE DARK (0.1, +0.0)


                                            The Final Ratings for Thursday, May 21 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
0.8
5.966

NBC
Celebrity Escape Room
0.8
3.789

CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.6
5.462

FOX
Celebrity Watch Party
0.3
1.367

The CW
Burden of Truth
0.1
0.566
8:30 PM
CBS
Man With a Plan
0.6
5.421
9:00 PM
ABC
Holey Moley
0.8
4.441

CBS
Mom - R
0.6
4.835

NBC
The Red Nose Day Special (9-11)
0.3
1.896

FOX
Labor of Love
0.2
0.890

The CW
In the Dark
0.1
0.540
9:30 PM
CBS
Broke
0.5
4.306
10:00 PM
ABC
To Tell the Truth
0.7
3.768

CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.4
3.036

Average Rating: 0.49
Average Viewership: 3.306


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. 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.