NBC’s Last Comic Standing on Thursday night closed Season 8 with 4.9 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, surging 40 percent week-to-week to deliver a best-since-premiere audience and hit a nine-week demo high.
Versus its previous finale circa 2010 (3.9 mil/1.5), the already renewed LCS was up in audience and off just a tenth in the demo.
Elsewhere on Thursday:
ABC | Pending preseason NFL-related adjustments, The Quest (2.8 mil/0.6) and NY Med’s finale (5.5 mil/0.9) each added some eyeballs while flat in the demo; Rookie Blue (5.1 mil/1.0) is currently looking at gains of 11 percent and two tenths.
CBS | Big Brother (6.4 mil/2.2) dipped a tenth in the demo yet led the night in that measure; a Big Bang rerun drew Thursday’s biggest audience: 7.7 mil.
FOX | Gang Related‘s season finale (2.4 mil/0.7) was up 20 and 17 percent.