Thursday TV Ratings: CBS’ Just-Canceled ‘Tommy’ Wins Big With Finale

Edie Falco in Tommy
Patrick Harbron/CBS

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
Blindspot  (NBC) 0.3 2.14
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: SVUR (NBC)  0.3 2.26