It was also a night for farewells, as several shows that closed their seasons have been consigned to the cancellation dustbin.
In the 8 PM slot, Last Man Standing drew an 0.8/5 and 4.67 million total audience, dominating the competition. Unfortunately, its strong pull couldn’t help its followers, as the season finales of The Cool Kids (O.6/4 and 3.43 million) and legal drama Proven Innocent (0.4/2 and 1.74 million) marked the end for both series, which received pink slips from the network this week.
At NBC, a new episode of The Blacklist (0.6/4 and 3.95 million) continued performing, matching its season high and holding an 0.6 audience share for its new broadcasts. The two-hour NBC Dateline is benefiting from that lead-in, checking in as the top news magazine of the evening and continuing to build momentum, particularly among adults 25-54, which clocks in at an 0.8 in that demo.
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ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had an 0.4/3 and 2.34 million total audience for its sixth season premiere. The network touted it as a gain in total viewers from the May finale and the largest audience since January 2018, but the bow was fourth in the time slot. ABC’s 20/20 had an 0.5/3 and 2.68 million for its two-hour broadcast.
At CBS, which renewed all of its strong scripted drama lineup, the season finale of MacGyver had an 0.6/4 and a 5.43 million audience, followed by veteran Hawaii Five-0 (0.7/4 and 6.64 million) and Blue Bloods with 0.8/4 and 8.42, the latter by far the night’s largest total audience.
The CW saw Dynasty with an 0.1/1 and 0.45 million, followed by a back-to-back rerun of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which came in at an 0.1 and slighly grew its total audience for the second half-hour.
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