Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins With Potent ‘Big Bang’

CBS finished on top in Thursday prime ratings, The Big Bang Theory leading the network to a 1.1 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. In second was ABC at 1.0/5.

Big Bang Theory, which concludes May 16, went up 6% to 1.8 and Young Sheldon was a flat 1.4. Mom got a 1.1 and Life in Pieces a 0.8, then SEAL Team a 0.7. The latter three were level with last week.

On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy grew 17% to 1.4 and Station 19 went up 33% to 1.2, both enjoying a crossover, then For the People did a flat 0.5.

Fox got a 0.7/3 and NBC a 0.6/3.

On Fox, it was 2019 Miss USA across prime. The pageant improved from its 0.6 last year.

On NBC, Superstore grew 29% to 0.9 and AP Bio escalated 25% to 0.5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a flat 0.5 and Abby’s went north 33% to 0.4. Law & Order: SVU increased 14% to 0.8.

Telemundo scored a 0.5/3, with La Reina del Sur at 0.7. Univision rated a 0.4/2.

The CW did a 0.2/1, with the premiere of iZombie at 0.2 and In the Dark off a tenth of a point at 0.1.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.