Ratings: Nashville Ends (ABC) Run on Up Note, Draws 10-Week Audience High

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ABC’s Nashville ended Season 4 — and likely at least its ABC run — with 4.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating (per finals), rising 12 percent and a tenth week-to-week to hit 10- and 6-week highs.

TVLine readers gave the season(/series?) finale, which opted at the last minute for a cliffhanger ending, an average grade of “C+.”

Opening ABC’s last night of May Sweeps, a Finding Nemo broadcast reeled in 4.2 mil and a 1.3 rating.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

FOX | With Empire gone, Rosewood (3.5 mil/0.8) dropped 27 and 43 percent to season lows. Wayward Pines opened Season 2 with 3.1 mil/0.9, down from its freshman premiere and Season 1 average (both of which were 3.8 mil/1.0), as well as its finale (4 mil/1.2); readers gave the return an average grade of “B-.”

THE CW | Arrow (2.2 mil/0.8, average grade “C+”) was up 13 percent and a tenth with its finale, hitting a 4-week high in audience; versus its Season 3 finale, it was down 20 percent. Supernatural (1.8 mil/0.7, average grade “B+”) rose 13 percent and a tenth, drawing its best audience since Feb. 24; versus its previous finale, it was steady.

NBC | Heartbeat (4.2 mil/0.7) and the Chicago PD finale (6.9 mil/1.4, average grade “A-“) were steady. Law & Order: SVU‘s finale (7.2 mil/1.6) surged 24 and 23 percent to hit/equal its best numbers since Feb. 17/March 2.

CBS | The Price Is Right‘s final primetime edition (6.7 mil/1.2) delivered its biggest audience of the three, with its demo landing right in the middle. The renewed Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders closed its freshman run with 5.7 mil/1.0 and 5.2 mil/1.0, down 10 percent and a tenth from its previous double pump average.

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