A healed-up Stephen Curry was back in top form last night to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers in overtime in Game 4 of the NBA playoffs on TNT, following the Miami Heat’s overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors in the East. We mention this to you non-basketball fans because the games may have pulled a bit of ratings action off the Big 4 on what was a fairly steady night in Monday’s primetime.
It wasn’t fairly steady though for CBS’ Mike & Molly and Person Of Interest (1.0/4), which debuted in its regular Monday slot last night. For the soon-to-end comedy, a double dose proved ratings juice among adults 18-49: The 8 PM episode (1.6/6) rose 23% in the key demo from last week, while the 8:30 PM episode (1.7/6) was up 21%. Behind an even The Voice (2.1/7) and a Dancing With The Stars (1.7/6) that was a down a tenth, the 8:30 PM Mike & Molly was the night’s third-highest-rated show. It also matched a season demo high and, with 7.94 million watching, was the biggest audience the comedy has had during its sixth and final season that comes to an end next week.
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Having premiered its 13-episode fifth and final season on May 3 — a Tuesday — Person Of Interest moved into its regular 10 PM slot last night. It was, to put it mildly, not a smooth move demo-wise. With a new and even The Odd Couple (1.3/4) as a lead-in instead of the more sturdy NCIS: New Orleans, the crime drama took a 16% stumble to a demo low in early numbers.
With 10 PM slot winner Blindspot (1.4/5) rising a tenth from its May 2 episode, NBC won the night in the demo with a 1.9/6 rating, up 6% from last week. As the penultimate Castle (1.1/4) rose a tenth too in the demo, ABC took the top spot among viewers thanks to the 11.18 million tuning in for DWTS. Castle also had a good night viewership-wise with a season-best 6.9 million watching.
Fox’s Gotham (1.2/4) was even with last week, while newbie Houdini & Doyle (0.6/2) was down a tenth in its second week. Reign (0.3/1) and Jane The Virgin (0.3/1) were also even with their May 2 episodes.
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