Sluggish Season-Finale for ‘Superstore’ on NBC

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2017
Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.9/ 8, ABC: 3.8/ 7, NBC: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.9/ 2
-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +11, CBS: no change, CW: -10, Fox: -15, ABC: -17
-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS scored a typical Thursday overnight victory, besting No. 2 ABC by 29 percent in households. “The Big Bang Theory” topped the night, of course, with an 8.4 rating/15 share in the 8 p.m. half-hour. Next was an encore of “Big Bang” at a 5.6/10 at 8:30 p.m. (#2), followed by “Mom” (#1: 5.4/ 9), “Life in Pieces” (#2: 4.0/ 7) and “The Amazing Race” (#2: 2.8/ 5) from 9-11 p.m.
In season-finale news, NBC sitcom “Superstore,” which might benefit next season if the network decided to utilize returning “Will & Grace” as its lead-in, scored a modest (and fourth-place) 2.0/ 3 at 8:30 p.m. “Chicago Med” perked up to a 4.2/ 7 in the household overnights from 9-10 p.m., building by a considerable 110 percent. And a 3.3/ 6 for deteriorating “The Blacklist” at 10 p.m. was enough to win the hour opposite “The Amazing Race” on CBS (2.8/ 5) and “The Catch” on ABC (2.3/ 4), which are both waiting to see if they will be picked-up for next season.
Earlier in the evening on NBC was an encore of “Superstore” at a 1.6/ 3 (#4) in the 8 p.m. half-hour.
Elsewhere, veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC remained consistent at a solid 5.2/ 9 (#2) at 8 p.m., leading into a third-place 3.9/ 7 for “Scandal” at 9 p.m. Fox populated the evening with “MasterChef Junior” (#3: 2.3/ 4 at 8 p.m.) into two repeat episodes of sitcom “The Mick” (9 p.m.: #4: 1.1/ 2; 9:30 p.m.: #4, 1.0/ 2). And The CW closed the night with “Supernatural” (#5: 1.1/ 2), which heads into season 13 in 2017-18, and freshman “Riverdale” (#5: 0.7/ 1), which owes its second season renewal to the strength of social media.
What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, May 4:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 8.4/15 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.1/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.6/10 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (season finale): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal”: 4.0/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC –“Chicago Med”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The Mick” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC –“Chicago Med”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Riverdale”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Catch”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.4/ 6 (#1)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Catch”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.2/ 6 (#1)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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