You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV Ratings: ‘Better Late Than Never’ Finale Hits Season High

In a night of season finales, “Better Late Than Never” on NBC managed to climb to a season high in the key demo, according to Nielsen overnight data.

Airing at 9 p.m., “Better Late Than Never” drew a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers. That narrowly edges out the previous demo high set by the show’s season premiere, which drew a 1.05. That is also up by over 20 compared to the episode of the show that aired last week. Earlier on NBC, “The Wall” (1.5, 6.7 million) had its highest-rated episode since February of last year.

Later on NBC, the special “The Best of the US: 2018 Winter Olympics” drew a 0.6 and 2.6 million viewers.

On CBS, comedies “Kevin Can Wait” (1.2, 6.9 million), “Man with a Plan” (1.0, 6.4 million), and “Superior Donuts” (1.0, 5.6 million) were all even. The season finale of “9JKL” (0.8, 4.9 million) dipped in the demo. “Scorpion” (0.7,  5.5 million) tied it season low in the demo.

On ABC, “The Bachelor” (1.8, 6.8 million) stayed even and was again the top-rated show of the night. “The Good Doctor” (1.7, 9.5 million) returned even.

For Fox, “Lucifer” (1.0, 3.7 million) and “The Resident” (1.0, 4.8 million) were both up in the demo.

On The CW, “Supergirl” (0.6, 2.1 million) was even.

ABC won the night with a 1.7 and 7.7 million viewers. NBC and Fox tied for second in the demo with a 1.0. NBC was third in total viewers with 4.9 million. Fox was fourth with 4.3 million. CBS was fourth in the demo with a 0.9 but second in viewers with 5.8 million. The CW averaged a 0.4 and 1.6 million.

More TV

  • ITV Studios Strikes International Deals for

    ITV Studios Strikes International Deals for Barcroft Shows (EXCLUSIVE)

    Discovery and Seven Network are among the international buyers for Barcroft Media series after ITV Studios’s sales arm brokered a raft of deals for the shows. Barcroft runs a suite of YouTube and digital channels and has short and mid-form content on platforms including Facebook Watch. It has had success repurposing these shorter shows into [...]

  • HBO Asia and Catchplay Team up

    HBO Asia and Catchplay Team up for ‘The World Between Us’

    Pan-regional pay-TV group HBO Asia and Taiwan-based streaming video company Catchplay are to jointly distribute Taiwanese crime drama “The World Between Us.” The 10-part series will air from March. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lin Chun-Yang (“The Soul If Bread”) and written by the Lu Shih-Yuan (“Dear Ex”), “World” plunges into the aftermath of a mass [...]

  • BTF Media, Vince Gerardis Pact Sign

    NATPE: BTF Media, Vince Gerardis Pact for Six Projects (EXCLUSIVE)

    MIAMI — BTF Media, producer of breakout series “Hasta Que te Conocí” and “El Secreto de Selena,” is teaming with Vince Gerardis, a co-executive producer with George Martin on “Game of Thrones,” on a six-project co-production alliance. Spearheaded at BTF Media by founder-partner Ricardo Coeto, the agreement takes in the development and co-production of the [...]

  • First Look at SAG Awards' Cuban

    First Look at SAG Awards' Cuban-Inspired After-Party (EXCLUSIVE)

    Celebrities at this year’s SAG Awards won’t have to go far for some tropical fun. Sunday’s annual post-show gala, hosted by People magazine for the 23rd year, is set to feature a Cuban-themed party space adjacent to the Shrine Auditorium. “We’re kind of going back to more of a thematic element. I have some close [...]

  • Young Tony Soprano in 'Sopranos' Movie:

    James Gandolfini's Son Michael Gandolfini Cast as Tony Soprano in 'Sopranos' Movie

    Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini, will play the young Tony Soprano in “The Many Saints of Newark,” the  prequel movie to the television series “The Sopranos.” “It’s a profound honor to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” Gandolfini said. “I’m thrilled that I am [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content