Thursday TV Ratings: CBS’ Just-Canceled ‘Tommy’ Wins Big With Finale
A quiz show revival ruled on Thursday night in primetime broadcast television as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? continued to perform well in an episode featuring actress Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) and comedian/actor Hannibal Buress, dominated the night in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.9 rating.
With total viewers, a rerun of CBS’s Young Sheldon edged out the Jimmy Kimmel quiz show with 6.50 million viewers (Millionaire nabbed 6.20 million so it was close).
In the 9 o’clock hour, ABC’s Station 19 was tops in both the 18-49 demo and total viewers but in the 10 o’clock hour, the just-canceled CBS procedural Tommy was easily the leader in total viewers and tied with the penultimate episode of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, both grabbing a 0.5 rating.
Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, May 7, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating||Total Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (ABC)||0.9||6.20|
|Young Sheldon – R (CBS)||0.7||6.50|
|Council of Dads (NBC)||0.4||3.02|
|Celebrity Watch Party (Fox)||0.4||1.78|
|Katy Keene (CW)||0.1||471,000|
|8:30 p.m.||Man with a Plan (CBS)||0.7||6.08|
|9:00 p.m.||Station 19 (ABC)||0.8||5.52|
|Mom – R (CBS)||0.6||5.19|
|Mental Samurai – R (Fox)||0.3||1.48|
|In The Dark (CW)||0.1||340,000|
|9:30 p.m.||Broke (CBS)||0.6||4.79|
|10 p.m.||Tommy (CBS)||0.5||5.37|
|How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)||0.5||2.77|
|Law & Order: SVU – R (NBC)||0.3||2.26|