The NBA didn’t have any playoff games last night and the upfronts are over, but it certainly was finale face-off as Grey’s Anatomy (1.9/8), Arrow (0.5/2), S.W.A.T., Station 19 (1.0/4), Life in Pieces (0.9/4), Supernatural (0.5/2) and Gotham (0.6/3) all wrapped up their current seasons.
With a big wedding and all the TGIT drama you would expect, the inhabitants of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital was the big winner on Thursday with 6% uptick from last week to claim the top spot of the night. While No. 1 among adults 18-49 and viewers with 7.54 million tuning in, the Season 14 ender for Grey’s was down just a tenth from its Season 13 finale of May 18, 2017.
Coming off Grey’s big end, Station 19’s first season finale was up 11% over its May 10 show and the season premiere of hidden camera series What Would You Do? (0.6/3) staggered ABC’s night to the end. An end, it is worth noting that still saw the Disney-owned net winning the night in the key demo with a 1.2/5. An encore heavy CBS was tops in viewers with an audience of 6.14 million.
Combating a lot of corporate drama off-screen this week, the House of Moonves saw a double shot of the recently renewed Life in Pieces down 9% and 18% from its last original of a fortnight ago. Also down 18% from its Season 2 ender of last year, last night’s 9:30 PM LiP Season 3 finale is the worst conclusion the sitcom has ever had. CBS can take some relief that the Season 1 finish of the S.W.A.T. reboot went up from last week to the tune of a tenth and won its 10 PM slot.
The CW was all finales as Supernatural ended its thirteenth season and Arrow hit the last target of its sixth season. The Emerald Archer series shot up 66% in the demo from its May 10 show to its best numbers since January. Compared to the Wednesday broadcast Season 5 finale, last night didn’t disappoint too much either with a decline of just a tenth. A showdown-fueled Supernatural was up by a tenth from last week, but down 17% from its Season 11 ender of May 18, 2017.
For Batman backstory series Gotham, the conclusion of its penultimate season took a downward swing of a tenth from its May 10 show and 40% demo drop from its Season 3 finale of June 5, 2017, which was a Monday. The rest of Fox’s night saw Showtime at the Apollo (0.6/3) even with last week.
NBC stepped out of the finale game last night and instead had two-hour American Ninja Warriors: All-Stars Special (0.8/3)
The NBA playoffs are back this weekend with the Boston Celtics leading Eastern Conference tomorrow and the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets tied Western Conference is on Sunday. Game on!