Broadcast Finale Ratings: How ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and CW Shows Stack Up

Plus, find out which shows are returning for an additional season

From left, "Abbott Elementary," "NCIS," and "Night Court." (ABC, NBC, CBS)

As the 2023-24 TV season comes to a close to make room for the broadcast networks’ summer slates, the networks sent out their finales with the hope of nabbing big ratings numbers so they can charge equally big advertising rates.

ABC scored the top finale of the season with its “American Idol” finale nabbing a rating of 0.83 while No. 2 went to CBS with “Survivor’s” Season 44 finale scoring a 0.69 rating. The third highest-rated finale went to CBS’ “Ghosts,” which earned a 0.62 rating, while ABC’s “Jeopardy! Masters” finale secured fourth place with a 0.61 rating. 

For the full rundown on how each season — or series — finale fared ratings-wise per network — and if each show was renewed for another season or not — see below.

ABC Finale Ratings

Winner: “American Idol” Season 21 Finale – 0.83