Thank goodness it was Thursday, right ABC execs?
The Disney-owned broadcaster cashed in with a pair of “TGIT” season finales last night, easily topping the evening outright.
In addition to the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” season-ending episodes, “MasterChef Junior,” “Supernatural” and “The Blacklist” also concluded their current runs last night.
ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. scored a 1.9/9 and 7.7 million viewers. A two-hour “Scandal” at 9 posted a 1.2/5 and 5.3 million viewers.
CBS and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.9/4. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.8 million. Fox, which gave its entire primetime to “MasterChef Junior,” was fourth with 3.4 million.
For CBS, following reruns, Hour 1 of “The Amazing Race” at 9 had a 0.9/3 and 4.3 million viewers. Its second 60 minutes got a 0.7/3 and 3.8 million viewers.
NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 4.4 million. After a rerun, the penultimate episode of “The Blacklist” at 9 received a 0.9/4 and 4.8 million viewers. The actual season finale at 10 was flat in rating/share, but ticked up to 4.9 million viewers.
The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million. A regular “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 1.7 million viewers. At 9, the show’s season finale slipped to a 2 in share, but rounded to the same number everywhere else.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.
Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 955,000.