Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Finale Grows Enough to Tie ABC With CBS

With “Big Bang Theory” in repeats, Disney broadcaster gained ground

Last Updated: May 20, 2016 @ 9:47 AM

Good thing you’ve got “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, because “The Catch” just can’t cut it.

With both Shondaland dramas airing their season finales last night, ABC was able to match CBS in the key 18-49 demographic’s ratings. That said, the Disney broadcaster was certainly aided in its efforts by “Big Bang Theory” being in reruns this week.

CBS still managed to finish first among total viewers, airing the season finale for “Mom.” ABC was runner-up in overall eyeballs, with “Grey’s” hitting 14-week highs in both main Nielsen metrics.

Last night’s episode was longterm cast member Sara Ramirez’s final turn at the hospital.

CBS and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 6.3 million, according to preliminary numbers — ABC was second with 5.4 million.

For CBS, following a repeat, “The Odd Couple” at 8:30 had a 1.5/6 and 7.2 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 got a 1.7/6 and 8 million viewers. Another “Odd Couple” at 9:30 received a 1.4/5 and 6.1 million viewers. “Rush Hour” at 10 brought in a 0.9/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

For ABC, “Grey’s” at 8 rose to a 2.3/9 and 8.1 million viewers. At 9, a two-hour “The Catch” put up a 0.9/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4.2 million. “Strong” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 2.5 million viewers. The “Blacklist” season finale at 9 got a 1.3/4 and 6.7 million viewers. At 10, “Game of Silence” received a 0.7/2 and 3.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Bones” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 4.2 million viewers. “American Grit” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 2 million viewers.

Univision, the CW and Telemundo all tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.6/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.62 million, the CW was sixth with 1.59 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.4 million.

For CW, the “Legends of Tomorrow” season finale at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 1.9 million viewers. The season finale for “The 100” got a 0.5/2 and 1.3 million viewers.

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