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Thursday, May 14, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 5/13/15

ABC
8:00 The Middle
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
8:30 The Goldbergs
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Modern Family
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.7
9:30 Black-ish
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 Nashville
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

CBS
8:00 Survivor
Viewers: 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 CSI: Cyber
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 The Mysteries of Laura
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Law & Order: SVU
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Chicago PD
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

FOX
8:00 American Idol

Viewers: 8.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

Wednesday night had what used to be a major TV event: the season finale of American Idol. But now this has been all but ignored except for core viewers. It was up a mild 1.1 million viewers and three tenths in the demo to a 1.7 demo. Just two years ago, this would have been a disastrous series low for any episode, much less the finale which used to get over 30 million viewers. Just last year, the finale still got a 2.6. FOX made the right call in ending this after one final swan song next year. Over on NBC, the entire lineup was up from last week. At 8pm, The Mysteries of Laura was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Will it rebound at all in the fall in this same slot? At 9pm, Law & Order: SVU benefited from no Criminal Minds competition as it rose seven tenths in viewers and a strong four tenths in the demo. At 10pm, Chicago PD was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

On ABC, three of the five shows had season finales: the 8pm hour and Nashville. At 8pm, The Middle was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. The Goldbergs concluded a very successful first season on Wednesdays and was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. At 9pm, Modern Family was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo for its worst demo since Thanksgiving Eve in 2009, its first season. At 9:30pm, Black-ish was down eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Nashville ended its season down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. This entire lineup returns in tact next season. Finally on CBS, Survivor was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Two episodes of CSI: Cyber followed and were pretty unimpressive, registering the same 1.2 demo it did the last two weeks and on Tuesday. This show's upside seems awfully limited and Sundays at 10pm could be rough next season for CBS.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Survivor (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: CSI: Cyber (CBS)

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