NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 on Thursday night drew 4.6 million total viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, improving upon the fast nationals for Monday’s Game 4 (4 mil/1.3).
Over on Fox, American Grit‘s two-hour finale averaged 2.15 mil and a 0.7, ticking up week-to-week.
The CW’s Beauty and the Beast (760K/0.2) dropped a few eyeballs from its season opener yet was steady in the demo…. CBS’ Big Bang Theory rerun drew Thursday’s largest audience (6.6 million).
In late-night news, President Barack Obama’s visit to The Tonight Show (punctuated by a Madonna performance) gave the NBC talker its best metered-market numbers for a Thursday telecast in more than two years, since Feb. 20, 2014 (when First Lady Michelle Obama partook in Jimmy Fallon’s debut week).