Ratings: J Lo’s ‘Shades of Blue’ Ends With a Hush, Though Series Finale Ties Season High

CBS wins fairly quiet Sunday

Last Updated: August 20, 2018 @ 5:03 PM

Jennifer Lopez’s “Shades of Blue” aired its series finale on Sunday, when it managed to tie a season high in Nielsen ratings. Unfortunately, that season high was still pretty low.

CBS ended up winning a pretty unspectacular Sunday night outright, thanks to the older-skewing “60 Minutes” and younger-skewing “Big Brother.”

ABC came in second place in terms of primetime averages, NBC was third.

CBS was first in ratings with a 0.8 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., “60 Minutes” had a 0.6/3 and 6.2 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 8 put up a 1.6/7 and 5.8 million viewers. Reruns followed.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4.3 million. After repeats, “The $100,000 Pyramid” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 4.5 million viewers. At 10, “To Tell the Truth” received a 0.6/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Dateline” at 7 had a 0.5/3 and 4.1 million viewers. From 8-10, coverage of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships averaged a 0.6/3 and 3.1 million viewers. “Shades of Blue” at 10 got a 0.6/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.2 million. A golf overrun met up with a lineup of repeats early in primetime.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fourth in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 870,000.

The CW does not currently nationally program Sunday nights.