Monday, June 1, 2020

TV Ratings: Thursday May 28, 2020

Thursday was a busy night on broadcast with a number of shows airing new episodes. ABC had the top three airings of the night with 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' (0.90 in 18-49, 6.07 million viewers), 'Holey Moley' (0.78, 3.99 million) and 'To Tell the Truth (0.69, 3.68 million) all bringing in decent summer numbers. CBS had new episodes of 'Man with a Plan' (0.63, 5.06 million) and 'Broke' (0.60, 4.45 million) sandwiched between reruns of other programs and NBC had new episodes of 'Council of Dads' (0.42, 2.74 million) and 'Blindspot' (0.29, 1.81 million) in fractional territory. Over at FOX, ill-conceived 'Celebrity Watch Party' (0.36, 1.6 million) somehow found an audience and most stuck around to watch 'Labor of Love' (0.25, 1.1 million). Finally, the CW had 'Burden of Truth' (0.09, 509,000) and 'In the Dark' (0.09, 457,000) both of which were invisible.

Over on cable, 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' (0.42 in 18-49, 814,000 viewers), on MTV, was the top airing of the day in the key demo as well as in adults 18-34 (0.4 rating), and females 12-34 (0.44). 'Real Housewives of NYC' (0.41, 1.33 million) was down a hundredth in the demo, but edged out 'Shore' in women 18-49 (0.58 v. 0.54). Lead-out 'Top Chef' (0.29, 901,000) was also strong in that demo, notching a 0.34. E!'s 'Total Bellas' (0.21, 447,000) ranked third in F12-34 (0.21) behind both 'Shore' and 'Housewives' (0.23). 

'Tucker Carlson Tonight' (0.65 in 25-54, 4.14 million) again led cable news followed closely by 'Hannity' (0.63, 3.97 million). 'CNN Tonight' (0.47, 1.77 million) and 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (0.43, 3.03 million) were also strong. 

Other programs of note include:
-The Misery Index (TBS): 0.28/865,000
-Restaurant Impossible (Food Network): 0.24/1.17 million
-House Hunters International (HGTV): 0.20/1.25 million
-Growing Up Hip Hop (WEtv): 0.19/572,000
-The First 48 (A&E): 0.19/662,000
-Who Killed the Co-Ed (ID): 0.14/784,000
-Portals to Hell (Travel): 0.13/497,000
-Questlove's Potluck (Food Network): 0.13/478,000
-Siren (Freeform): 0.11/368,000
-Mysteries of Abandoned (Science): 0.11/512,000
-Bringing Up Bates (UP): 0.09/353,000
-For My Man (TV One): 0.07/257,000
-Ricky Zoom (Nick Jr.): 0.06/292,000
-Ocean Fight Night (Nat Geo Wild): 0.06/233,000
-Master Minds (GSN): 0.05/476,000
-Vagrant Queen (Syfy): 0.04/229,000
-Desus & Mero (Showtime): 0.03/65,000
-The Split (Sundance TV): 0.02/150,000

Source: Nielsen Media Research via ShowBuzzDaily

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