‘Big Bang Theory’ Ratings Pulse Steady As End Draws Near

The Big Bang Theory
CBS

The Big Bang Theory (1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, 12.25 million viewers) was tops on Thursday night in all measures, winning its half-hour by 1.25 million viewers over its combined Big 4 competition. In its second-to-last week, Big Bang inched up a tenth in the demo compared with the previous week’s early numbers.

The rest of the CBS lineup was steady week to week, including the Season 6 finale of Mom (1.1, 8.19M), which matched its high since a 1.2 on March 7. Young Sheldon (1.5, 10.35M) finished first in its half-hour in both metrics and was the night’s second biggest performer in both metrics.

No surprise that ABC dropped after last week’s Grey’s Anatomy/Station 19 crossover. Grey’s (1.3, 629M) slipped a tenth to equal its series demo low. Station 19 (0.9, 5.06M) predictably took the bigger hit, tumbling three tenths in the demo. (Both shows, along with Shondaland sibling How to Get Away With Murder, as expected scored season renewals today).

At 10 PM, the freshly canceled For the People (0.4, 2.34M) lost a tenth, sliding to series low.

NBC’s 9 PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine (0.6, 1.87M) ticked up to match its best demo rating since February 28, with the help of a second Superstore at 8:30 PM (0.7, 2.52M). But Abby’s (0.4, 1.43M) did not budge at 9:30 PM.

Lots of vacancies for the launch of Fox’s Paradise Hotel reboot (0.5, 1.44M), which debuted with Fox’s weakest all-original Thursday of the season.

The CW’s results are likely inflated by a New York baseball preemption, so we won’t know until official nationals come in whether Week 2 of iZombie (0.2, 1.00M) will indeed maintain last week’s demo, or whether In the Dark (0.2, 2.34M) inched out of the previous week’s demo ratings hole.

CBS (1.1, 7.78M) topped Thursday in both metrics. ABC (0.9, 4.56M) was No. 2. NBC (0.7, 2.67M) finished third, followed by Fox (0.5, 1.44M) and CW (0.2, 919,000).

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2019/05/big-bang-theory-wins-thursday-penultimate-episode-tv-ratings-1202611816/