You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Ratings: Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’ Ends on Strong Note

Fox’s “Wayward Pines” ended its season on a high Thursday, standing as the night’s — and most likely the week’s — top-rated scripted original in the key young-adults demo. Also of note on Thursday was another season high for ABC’s “Rookie Blue,” even while skedmates “The Astronaut Wives Club” and “Mistresses” slid.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, Fox’s “Wayward Pines” averaged a 1.2 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour, matching its high in the demo. “Wayward” was already summer’s top-rated scripted program in adults 18-49 with a 1.92 rating in “live+3,” and its finale should also stand as the full week’s No. 1 scripted original in “live plus same-day.” There’s been no word regarding a possible second season of the M. Night Shyamalan drama starring Matt Dillon.

Elsewhere, CBS won Thursday behind “Big Brother” (1.8/7 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall), which was down a little from last week but remained the night’s top show in 18-49. Repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” (1.5/7 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) and “Mom” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall) also won their timeslots, and 10 p.m. drama “Under the Dome” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) edged up from its low of last week and tied for the English-language broadcast lead in its hour among adults 18-49.

At ABC, “The Astronaut Wives Club” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) inexplicably fell 34% week to week (0.95 to 0.63) to its low, tying in the 8 o’clock hour with Fox’s “Boom” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall). It was followed by “Mistresses” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall), which also saw a surprising drop, falling 20% from last week’s summer-high score (from 0.86 to 0.69). Given those declines, the latest gain for 10 p.m. drama “Rookie Blue” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) was especially impressive. After kicking off its sixth season with a series low 0.63 rating in 18-49, the Canadian cop drama has built with each week: 0.63, 0.66, 0.70, 0.74 and now a preliminary 0.79.

NBC’s “Food Fighters” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) was down a tick from last week, and “Dateline” held steady (1.0/4 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall), edging ahead of CBS’ “Under the Dome” for the broadcast lead at 10:30 p.m in both 18-49 (1.1/4) and 25-54 (1.6/5).

CW had another low-rated night of originals with “Beauty and the Beast” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall) and British import comedy “Dates,” which again managed a mere 0.1 in the demo and about 500,000 viewers overall.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 1.4/6; NBC and Fox, 0.9/4; Univision, 0.8/3; ABC and Telemundo, 0.7/3; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 5.6 million; NBC, 4.6 million; ABC, 3.5 million; Fox, 3.0 million; Univision, 1.9 million; Telemundo, 1.7 million; CW, 0.8 million.

TV Ratings Thursday, July 24, 2015
18-49 ratings/share
  1. 1.

    Big Brother

    (8:00 CBS)

    5.8 Million Viewers
  2. 2.

    The Big Bang Theory-r

    (8:00 CBS)

    7.3 Million Viewers
  3. 3.


    (8:30 CBS)

    5.7 Million Viewers
  4. 4.

    Wayward Pines

    (9:00 Fox)

    3.9 Million Viewers
  5. 5.

    Under the Dome

    (10:00 ABC)

    4.6 Million Viewers

More TV

  • Michael Portillo Making ‘The Trouble With

    Michael Portillo Making ‘The Trouble With the Tory Party’ For Viacom’s Channel 5

    On the day that British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation plans, a prominent former politician has unveiled a two-part documentary about the troubles faced by her Conservative party. Michael Portillo is a former senior Conservative politician and leadership candidate. As the starting gun is sounded on a fresh leadership race, his documentary “Portillo: [...]

  • Nickelodeon, Starzplay, Globo-Warner Bros., BBC And

    International TV Newswire: Nick News, Apple Adds Starzplay, Globo Keeps Warner Bros.

    This week’s International TV Newswire sees Nickelodeon’s influence grow in Mexico, Navratilova host a trans-athlete debate for the BBC, Globo and Warner Bros. extend in Brazil, Apple pick up Starzplay and HBO profile a polemical Spanish soccer legend. Nickelodeon Signs Mexican Influencer Nickelodeon Latin America has signed an exclusive global representation deal with popular Mexican [...]

  • Singer Adam Levine performs with Maroon

    Adam Levine Leaves 'The Voice' After 16 Seasons

    After 16 seasons on “The Voice,” Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine will not be returning to a coach’s chair when the NBC singing competition series begins its 17th edition in the fall. Levine has been a coach on the show since its inception in 2011. He will be replaced next season by Gwen Stefani. “Voice” [...]

  • Vis-a-Vis Mediapro

    Fox's Hit Spanish Drama 'Locked Up' Gets Spinoff, Launching 2020

    Fox Network Groups in Spain and Globomedia, the Barcelona-based parent company of production house The Mediapro Studio, have announced a spinoff to Mediapro’s flagship Catalan series “Vis a Vis” (“Locked Up”). Set to air on Fox networks in 2020, “Vis a Vis: El Oasis” will close the circle on narratives from the original series, bringing [...]

  • ‘Peaky Blinders’ Scribe Bringing SAS Special

    ‘Peaky Blinders’ Scribe Bringing Special Forces Story ‘SAS: Rogue Heroes’ to TV

    Steven Knight is adapting “SAS: Rogue Heroes,” bringing the story of the elite British special forces unit to TV. Knight has enjoyed enormous success with his series “Peaky Blinders,” and also penned “Taboo” and the feature films “Locke” and “Eastern Promises.” His SAS series will be based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling non-fiction book “SAS: Rogue [...]

  • ‘Riviera’ Renewed for Season 3 at

    ‘Riviera’ With Julia Stiles Renewed for Season 3 at Sky

    Sky has ordered a third season of “Riviera” with filming starting this fall. Julia Stiles will return as Georgina Clios and the action is set to move from France’s Cote d’Azur to an international stage. Stiles will also exec produce the new season, which was announced soon after season two launched on U.K. pay-TV platform [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content