A rescheduled season finale of CBS's "Mike & Molly" wasn't helped by a special timeslot on Thursday night, as the show dropped to a series low. "Hell's Kitchen," meanwhile, was hot enough to push Fox to a ratings win, despite a considerable drop for the network's new reality show "Does Someone Have to Go," according to preliminary numbers.
Fox took first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating/5 share and third place in total viewers with 3.8 million. "Hell's Kitchen" at 8 p.m., despite dropping 9 percent from last week, tied a repeat of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" for first place in the demo with a 2.0/7 and had 5 million total viewers. "Does Someone Have to Go" the following hour, meanwhile, dropped off 23 percent from last week's premiere, posting a 1.0/3 with 2.6 million total viewers.
CBS tied Univision for second place in ratings with a 1.4/4 and was first place outright in total viewers with 6.9 million. The "Big Bang Theory" repeat at 8 was the night's most-watched show with 9 million total viewers. The season finale of "Mike & Molly" at 8:30 slid 25 percent from its last original airing on May 13 at 9:30, posting a series low of 1.8/6 with 7.8 million total viewers. The finale was also down 47 percent in the demo from last year's finale. It was delayed after the Oklahoma tornadoes because a tornado figured into the plot.
The rest of the network's night was filled with repeats.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and second in total viewers with 5.3 million. "Wipeout" at 8 was down 8 percent for a 1.1/4 and had 4.5 million total viewers, while "Motive" the following hour was also down 8 percent, taking a 1.2/4 with 5.7 million total viewers. "Rookie Blue" at 10 ran even with last week for a 1.2/4 and had 5.8 million total viewers.
NBC took fifth in ratings and total viewers with a 0.8/3 and 2.3 million. The new Anne Heche series "Save Me" at 8 p.m. was even with last week's premiere for a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million total viewers, while a second episode at 8:30 dropped 14 percent for a 0.6/2 and had 2.4 million total viewers. Following repeats of "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," "Hannibal" ran flat with last week. It had a 1.0/3 and took 2.4 million total viewers.