Thursday TV Ratings: ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ With Anderson Cooper Scores

Anderson Cooper Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The Thursday, May 28 primetime broadcast schedule had a single winner in both the coveted 18-49 demo and total viewers via ABC’s revival of the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The episode featuring CNN’s Anderson Cooper grabbed a 0.9 rating and 6.06 million viewers for its latest original episode. The other ABC game shows — Holey Moley and To Tell the Truth also won their respective time slots in the 18-49 demo, with Truth also winning the 10 o’clock hour in total viewers, too.

Freshman drama Council of Dads couldn’t beat Millionaire or a rerun of CBS’s Young Sheldon but stayed on par with its May 14 airing (2.78 million) and came in third for the 8 o’clock hour.

Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, May 28, 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 6.06
Young Sheldon – R (CBS) 0.6 5.25
Council of Dads (NBC) 0.4 2.74
Celebrity Watch Party (Fox) 0.3 1.58
Burden of Truth (CW) 0.1 545,000
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.6 5.00
9:00 p.m. Holey Moley (ABC) 0.8 4.02
Mom – R (CBS) 0.6 4.64
Blindspot (NBC) 0.3 1.82
Labor of Love (Fox) 0.3 1.12
In The Dark (CW) 0.1 448,000
9:30 p.m. Broke (CBS) 0.6 4.46
10 p.m. To Tell The Truth (ABC) 0.7 3.65
SWAT – R (CBS) 0.4 2.99
Law & Order: SVU – R (NBC) 0.3 1.80