TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Steady as End Approaches

THE BIG BANG THEORY - The Maternal Conclusion -Christine Baranski-Johnny Galecki)- Publicity-H 2019
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The Big Bang Theory led Thursday's broadcast ratings across the board, holding fairly steady a week ahead of its series finale. Fox's Paradise Hotel reboot, meanwhile, came out flat, and Grey's Anatomy tied a series low in adults 18-49.

The penultimate Big Bang Theory scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 — up slightly from last week's early numbers and even with the finals — and 12.25 million viewers (vs. 12.48 million a week ago), leading both measures by significant margin. Young Sheldon (1.5, 10.35 million) finished second in both adults 18-49 and viewers.

CBS closed the night with the Mom season finale (1.1 in 18-49), Life in Pieces (0.8) and SWAT (0.7), all of which were even with their ratings from a week ago.

Viewers were not that interested in the Kristin Cavallari-hosted Paradise Hotel, a reboot of a reality show that aired on Fox in 2003. It managed just a 0.5 in the 18-49 demographic and 1.44 million viewers. Fox has the show scheduled for multiple weekly airings as it heads into its summer schedule. 

Grey's Anatomy drew a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo for ABC, tying its season low set two weeks ago. Station 19 (0.9) came down from last week's crossover-fueled 1.2 but is ahead of its last regular outing. Canceled legal drama For the People hit a low at 0.4. 

A pair of Superstore episodes went 0.8/0.7 on NBC, and the somewhat better lead-in helped Brooklyn Nine-Nine tick up to 0.6. Abby's stayed at 0.4, and Law & Order: SVU retreated slightly with a 0.7.

The CW's iZombie and In the Dark are both currently at 0.2 in adults 18-49, though that may change as they were pre-empted for baseball in New York City.

CBS topped the night with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, beating out ABC's 0.9. NBC finished third at 0.7, followed by Fox, 0.5, and The CW, 0.2. 

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