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Friday, May 15, 2015

RATINGS RECAP: 5/14/15

ABC
8:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 8.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Scandal
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
10:00 American Crime
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers; 9.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
8:30 The Odd Couple
Viewers: 8.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9
9:30 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 7.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2

NBC
8:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Blacklist
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
10:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 Bones

Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 Wayward Pines
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

There is still a week left in the season but summer shows are starting to creep into the lineup. FOX got it started with the series premiere of Wayward Pines, which was announced years ago. It delivered a very mild 3.8 million viewers and 1.0 demo, but it did retain all of its lead-in. It could have been worse and it does still get to follow new episodes of Bones for a couple weeks, but this was not impressive for a well-promoted new show. Speaking of Bones, it was up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo from last week. On CBS, there was the season finales of The Odd Couple and Elementary surrounded by repeats of The Big Bang Theory. The Odd Couple was dead even with last week's 8:30 episode that had a new Big Bang lead-in. This was a positive result as the show heads into an uncertain future - renewed but with no slot on the fall schedule. At 10pm, Elementary was up a tenth in viewers and the demo for its finale.

Over on ABC, the Shondaland dramas got a small boost for their finales. Grey's Anatomy was up six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo while Scandal was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. They've had bigger spikes in the past. It'll be interesting to see if this lineup can come back stronger when TGIT is back in full force in the fall. At 10pm, the season finale of American Crime was dead even from last week. It will be back at some point next week with series stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton playing entirely different characters in a different setting. Finally on NBC, the season finale of The Blacklist was up six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. It has rebounded four tenths since its 1.2 demo two weeks ago so we'll see how it does when it has new shows surrounding it in the fall. At 10pm, Dateline NBC was up a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: The Odd Couple (CBS)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Wayward Pines (FOX)

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