Ratings: Big Bang's Biggest Finale Ever, Idol Rises, Big Grey's Goodbye Gets Tiny Bump

Big Bang Theory Most Watched FinaleCBS’ The Big Bang Theory this Thursday night drew 16.7 million total viewers and a 4.9 demo rating, rising 13 and 29 percent week-to-week to deliver its most watched season finale ever.

Versus its previous closer (15.5 mil/4.8), Big Bang was up a tenth in the demo.

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The Millers‘ finale went on to deliver 9.9 million viewers and a 2.3 rating, up 10 and 22 percent. Leading out of Men repeat, Bad Teacher (5.5 mil/1.4) ticked up a tenth, while Elementary‘s season ender (7.3 mil/1.4) slipped a tenth (and is off 19 and 30 percent from its freshman finale).


ABC | Grey’s Anatomy‘s season-ending send-off for Sandra Oh drew 8.9 mil and a 2.6, adding a few eyeballs plus a tenth in the demo; versus its previous finale, it was down 4 and 16 percent. (Season to date, ABC notes that Grey’s is up 10 and 5 percent, drawing its best numbers in four and three years, respectively.) Black Box (4.2 mil/1.1) dipped a tenth.

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FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (4.8 mil/1.7) rose two tenths, while American Idol (8.6 mil/2.0) grew 19 and 25 percent week-to-week.

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NBC | The conclusion of Rosemary’s Baby did 3.3 mil and a 1.0, down 11 percent and a tenth from Sunday’s Part 1.

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THE CW | The Vampire Diaries finale (1.61 mil/0.8) was up a tenth versus last week but down 27 percent from its previous closer. Reign‘s finale (1.24 mil/0.4) slipped a tenth.

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