TV Ratings: 'Gang Related' premieres low, 'Last Comic Standing' solid

gang-related-labyrinth-tv-premieres.jpgFast National Ratings for Thursday, May 23, 2014

With major fall season finales out of the way, the summer 2014 TV season swung into gear on May 23. The night saw the premieres of FOX's "Gang Related" and the first part of The CW's event series "Labyrinth." Those numbers didn't come close to reruns of CBS's fan-favorite comedies though, as "The Big Bang Theory" earned the highest points of the night.

"Gang Related" premiered low for FOX with a 3 million viewers and a 2.0/3 rating per household. "Labyrinth," meanwhile, performed fairly well for The CW with an average of 1.3 million viewers and an average 0.9/1.5 households. "Last Comic Standing" premiered its summer season strong for NBC, earning top ratings for its two-hour premiere but still down from its previous season.

For the overall ratings of the night, CBS won with 5.8 million viewers and a 3.9/7 rating per household. NBC followed with 4.9 million viewers (3.2/6), then FOX with 3.6 million viewers (2/3/4), ABC with 3.05 million viewers (2.2/4) and The CW with 1.3 million viewers (0.9/2). NBC garnered the most adults in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating, largely thanks to "Last Comic Standing."

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8.9 million viewers, 5.9/11 households)/"The Millers" rerun (6.0 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (4.2 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (3.9 million, 2.6/5)
ABC: "The Bachelorette" rerun (2.7 million, 2.0/4)
The CW: "Labyrinth" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.2)

9 p.m.

NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "Two and a Half Men" rerun (5.7 million, 3.9/7)/"Bad Teacher" (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Gang Related" (3.0 million, 2.0/3)
ABC: "The Bachelorette" rerun (2.7 million, 2.1/4)/"Modern Family" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Labyrinth"  (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.6)

10 p.m.

NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
CBS:
 "Elementary" rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: "Black Box" (3.7 million, 2.6/5)

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
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