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Preliminary Ratings: Thursday 05/10/2018

Lead by the season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, CBS sweeps the Thursday night ratings. The veteran sitcom, drew 15 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in Adults 18-49, the most viewers since the first two episodes of 2018 and the best A18-49 demographic ratings since early February. Freshman comedy, YOUNG SHELDON closed out its first season, with 12.2 million viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, holding on to about 75 to 80 percent of its BIG BANG lead in. MOMN's one hour finale averaged 8.5 million viewers and a 1.4 demo, in the 9 PM hour. SWAT was second in the 10 PM hour to the second hour of the CHICAGO FIRE finale.

ABC did tie CBS in the younger, A18-34 demographic, mainly on the strength of GREY'S ANATOMY. STATION 19 and QUANTICO both ranked third in their respective hours.

The two hour season finale of CHICAGO FIRE pushed NBC past FOX for third on the night. The veteran drama averaged 5.9 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in Adults 18-49.

GOTHAM barely beat SUPERNATURAL for 4th place in the 8 PM hour, edging the CW series by a tenth of a point in the A18-49 and A25-54 demographics. But, both shows posted identical 0.4 rating in the younger A18-34 demo. ARROW and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO also tied in the younger demo, with 0.3 ratings each.


Preliminary L+SD Network Averages:

Total viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
ABC 4.60 million 0.8 1.1 1.3
CBS 9.20 million 0.8 1.6 2.5
CW 1.70 million 0.4 0.5 0.6
FOX 2.30 million 0.4 0.7 0.8
NBC 4.80 million 0.5 0.8 1.1
UNI 1.00 million -- 0.4 --
TEL 1.20 million -- 0.5 --

Time Net Program P2* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 7.26 1.3 1.8 2.2
9:00 ABC Station 19  4.51 0.7 0.9 1.2
10:00 ABC Quantico 2.05 0.3 0.5 0.6
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 15.00 1.5 2.8 4.2
8:30 CBS Young Sheldon 12.20 1.1 2.1 3.2
9:00 CBS Mom 9.10 0.7 1.5 2.5
9:30 CBS Mom 7.90 0.6 1.3 2.1
10:00 CBS SWAT 5.60 0.4 0.9 1.4
8:00 CW Supernatural  1.90 0.4 0.6 0.7
9:00 CW Arrow  1.40 0.3 0.4 0.5
8:00 FOX Gotham 2.20 0.4 0.7 0.8
9:00 FOX Showtime at the Apollo 2.30 0.3 0.6 0.8
8:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU [R] 2.70 0.3 0.5 0.7
9:00 NBC Chicago Fire 5.40 0.6 0.9 1.3
10:00 NBC Chicago Fire 6.30 0.6 1.1 1.4
* - viewers in millions



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