Ratings: ‘Superstore’ Season Finale Grows in Total Viewers, NBC Still Finishes 3rd

“Big Bang Theory” rerun drops ABC’s “TGIT” lineup to second place

“Superstore” had a tornado of total viewers Thursday in its season finale, adding 181,000 additional overall audience members above last week‘s sum. Even so, NBC settled for third.

CBS finished first outright by substituting a “Big Bang Theory” rerun for an original “Great Indoors.” That switcheroo was enough for the so-called Tiffany broadcaster to claim the key 18-49 demographic across its 8-11 p.m. average. ABC’s “TGIT” lineup placed the Disney-owned channel runner-up in the primetime daypart.

Leslie Moonves’ network was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 2.4/10 and 11.9 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Mom” at 9 had a 1.5/6 and 8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” got a 1.2/4 and 6 million viewers. “The Amazing Race” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 5 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 posted a 1.7/7 and 6.9 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” landed a 1.3/5 and 5.2 million viewers. “The Catch” at 10 settled for a 0.6/2 and 3 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. After a repeat, the “Superstore” season finale at 8:30 had a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Med” got a 1.1/4 and 6.1 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4.8 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “MasterChef Junior” at 8 whipped up a 0.9/4 and 3.2 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Riverdale” got a 0.4/1 and 995,000 viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 889,000.