Once Upon Time Finale

Ratings: Shades of Blue Hits 9-Week Highs; Once, NCIS: LA Up With Finales

NBC’s Shades of Blue this Sunday drew 4.7 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, rising 15 percent and two tenths to mark 9-week highs.

Opening the Peacock’s night, Little Big Shots (7.2 mil/1.3) and bubble drama Chicago Justice (5.6 mil/1.1) each ticked up a tenth.

Over on ABC, Once Upon a Time‘s two-hour season/chapter ender averaged 2.9 mil and a 0.9, up a tenth week to week (and earning an average grade of “B+” from TVLine readers). Match Game (2.6 mil/0.6) dropped 25 and 20 percent.

CBS’ NCIS: LA (9.4 mil/1.1, TVLine reader grade “A-“) ticked up with its season finale, while Madam Secretary (7.8 mil/0.7) and newly renewed Elementary (4.5 mil/0.6) were steady.

Fox’s Miss USA coverage plunged 33 percent from last year, to 2.9 mil and a 0.8.

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15 Comments
  1. Cosmin says:

    i’m glad for chicago justice and shade of blue.
    please NBC renew chicago justice

  2. Wrstlgirl says:

    Shades of Blue keeps getting better and better. I’ve really grown to like this one. And that was a strong “season” finale’ of Chicago Justice.

  3. kmw says:

    Ok FOX do you still think Steve Harvey can get good numbers for you? Wow not good , but good for OUAT and Shades and NCIS LA for going up

  4. Paul says:

    If a massive episode like this can only muster a 0.9, what kind of ratings does ABC expects for Once Upon A Time with six cast members, including the lead, leaving and only three remaining?

    • Saynay says:

      Agreed! This should have been canceled. Last night’s episode felt more like a series finale than anything. Let it go out on a high note.

  5. Shaun says:

    They should have Sam take over Hettys position soon,time to open up new stories and characters.

  6. Morgan says:

    I really like Chicago Justice and would like to see it renewed. NBC brass says schedule is full and no time for it but yet they renew lower rated dramas like Blindspot, Taken, Blacklist, etc. Won’t add Shades because we all know that was to appease J Lopez. I know that money is the bottom line and the absolute sole reason for renewal. So why would those shows make more money?

  7. Ron says:

    Yes, I’m going to be that person. Why are beauty pageants still a thing? Or, at bare minimum, why are we still televising beauty pageants?

    • Lily says:

      Totally back you up on this! Women parading in swimsuits for others to rank according to the shape of their body ;-( And don’t give me the whole scholarships awarded answer . . .

  8. Diane says:

    I will be horrified if Chicago Justice and Shades of Blue aren’t renewed. I have enjoyed them and the actors in the shows tremendously!

    • Donna C says:

      Justice is great renew all 4 Chicago shows my favs. You have already cancelled too many decent entertaining shows like Code Black and then it was decided to reinstate Timeless oh give me a break.
      Also renew shades of blue great acting by Woz. Good stories and have him knock off Stahl.

    • elizam91 says:

      Shades was already renewed

  9. C.Dewald says:

    Loved the NCIS LA episodes with the return of A.J. Chegwidden. Would love to see them make him a regular …. perhaps filling Owen Grainger’s position.