TV Ratings: Simpsons, Supergirl Tick Up With Finales; Idol Audience Surges

TV Ratings Simpsons

In the latest TV ratings, Fox’s The Simpsons closed Season 31 with 1.9 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating, rising to its best audience since Feb. 16 while ticking up a tenth in the demo from last week’s series low.

Duncanville (1.2 mil/0.4) and Bob’s Burgers (1.3 mil/0.5) similarly ticked up with their finales, while Family Guy (1.5 mil/0.5) was flat.

Elsewhere….

ABC | Leading out of AFV@Home (4.6 mil/0.7), American Idol’s Season 18 finale drew 7.3 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, rising 17 percent to its largest audience since March 29 while steady in the demo; read recap and weigh in on the winner. The Taylor Swift concert special then did 3.6 mil/0.5.

THE CW | Batwoman added some eyeballs (752K) with its freshman finale while posting a 0.2 rating for a ninth straight week; TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of “A-,” while Season 1 earned a “B+” (read post mortem). Supergirl (627K/0.2) rose a tenth in the demo from last week’s series low; TVLine readers gave the finale an average grade of “B+,” while Season 5 earned a “B-.”

CBS | Whichever Mission Impossible movie that was posted the lowest “Sunday Night at the Movies” numbers yet (3.6 mil/0.4).

NBC | Little Big Shots, the dog show and The Wall each did 2 mil and a 0.3.

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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