Thursday TV Ratings 5/18/23: Organized Crime Jumps as SVU Slips for Crossover Finale, So Help Me Todd and CSI: Vegas Finales Sink, Young Sheldon Leads (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: CBS's 'Young Sheldon' (0.60/0.57) finished the season strong with a one-hour finale that rated higher than any episode since late March in the Adults 18-49 demographic. But even though 'Sheldon' topped the night altogether, it was unable to keep 'So Help Me Todd' (0.31, -0.11) afloat on finale night. 'Todd' lost more than a full tenth on a week-to-week basis, even though its lead-in was only half a point lower than the May 11th 'Ghosts' closer (0.62). The news was even more grim in the 10 p.m. hour as 'CSI: Vegas' (0.19, -0.13) crashed to a new series low at the worst time imaginable. ABC had better luck as a whole for its Thursday finale night as both 'Station 19' (0.46, +0.04) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.43, +0.05) picked up a couple ticks. 'Law & Order' (0.34, +0.01) and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.41, +0.05) gained a bit of momentum on NBC for their respective finales. In the middle, 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.44, -0.01) shed a single hundredth. The Fox network chugged along with reruns of 'Alert: Missing Persons Unit' (0.13) and 'Animal Control' (0.12/0.13). The CW went even lower than that with an encore of 'Walker' (0.02) and '100 Days to Indy' (0.02).

Finals Update: 'Station 19' (+0.1) and the 8:30 episode of 'Young Sheldon' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMYoung Sheldon0.606.66.89CBS

Station 19 (F)0.464.83.72ABC

Law & Order (F)0.343.63.96NBC

Alert: Missing Persons Unit (R)

Walker (R) CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (F)0.575.76.97CBS
9 PMLaw & Order: SVU (F)0.444.14.37NBC

Grey's Anatomy (F)0.434.03.02ABC

So Help Me Todd (F)0.312.94.41CBS

Animal Control (R)

100 Days to Indy0.020.20.14The CW
9:30 PMAnimal Control (R)
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime (F)0.414.04.00NBC

CSI: Vegas (F)
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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