Thursday TV Ratings: ‘Millionaire,’ ‘Celebrity Escape Room’ & ‘Holey Moley’ Tie

Celebrity Escape Room on NBC - Courteney Cox, Ben Stiller, Lisa Kudrow

With most scripted fare in reruns on Thursday’s primetime broadcast schedule, reality game shows took over the night, as well as NBC’s annual Red Nose Day celebration. In total viewers, ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? took the lead with nearly 6 million viewers thanks to a rerun of CBS’ Young Sheldon close behind with 5.46 million viewers.

However, in the 18-49 demographic, a .8 rating went to Millionaire, NBC’s Red Nose Day special Celebrity Escape Room, and the season premiere of ABC’s Holey Moley for a three way tie. In the 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s To Tell The Truth won the hour in both the demo and total viewers.

Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, May 21, 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) 0.8 5.97
Celebrity Escape Room (NBC) 0.8 3.80
Young Sheldon  – R (CBS) 0.6 5.46
Celebrity Watch Party  (Fox) 0.3 1.40
Burden of Truth  (CW)  0.1 619,000
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan  (CBS) 0.6 5.35
9:00 p.m. Holey Moley – P (ABC) 0.8 4.43
Mom – R  (CBS) 0.6 4.83
Red Nose Day Special (NBC) 0.4 1.94
Labor of Love (Fox) 0.2 909,000
In The Dark  (CW) 0.1 535,000
9:30 p.m. Broke  (CBS) 0.5 4.31
10 p.m. To Tell The Truth (ABC) 0.7 3.76
SWAT – R (CBS) 0.4 3.17