ratings may 31 2013 TV ratings: 'Hannibal' and 'Rookie Blue' hold steady; CBS wins viewers on rerunsFast National ratings for Thursday, May 30, 2013

In the wake of a 13-episode Season 2 pickup, “Hannibal” stayed in line with its typical ratings — it also is a show boosted considerably by viewers who watch within three or seven days of the show airing.

Elsewhere, “Rookie Blue” and “Motive” each lost less than 200,000 viewers from their premieres a week ago, while NBC’s “Save Me” dipped from 3 million viewers for its premiere last week to 2.6 million.

Reruns and the “Mike & Molly” finale won the night for CBS, which earned 6.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households. ABC was second at 5.3 million, 3.5/6, followed by FOX at 3.8 million, 2.4/4, NBC at 2.3 million, 1.6/3 and the CW at 1.27 million, 0.8/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX’s reality shows won with a 1.5, followed by CBS at 1.4, ABC at 1.2, NBC at 0.8 and the CW at 0.4.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
“Big Bang Theory” rerun (9 million viewers, 5.9/11
households)/”Mike & Molly” finale (7.8 million, 5.1/9)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (4.99 million, 3.1/6)
ABC: “Wipeout” (4.5 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: “Save Me,” two episodes (2.6 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: “Big Bang Theory” rerun and “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.0)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (6.9 million, 4.6/7)
ABC: “Motive” (5.7 million, 3.8/6)
FOX:
“Does Someone Have to Go?” (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: “The Office” rerun (1.8 million, 1.3/2)/”Parks and Rec” rerun (1.7 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: “Person of Interest” (1.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: “Rookie Blue” (5.8 million, 4.0/7)
CBS: “Elementary” rerun (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Hannibal” (2.4 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: “Rookie Blue” (1.2)

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

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."