Thursday TV Ratings 5/16/24: Young Sheldon Soars for Series Finale, So Help Me Todd Also Jumps in Final Episode, Organized Crime and Law & Order Finales Also Rise [+ Analysis]

Ratings Analysis: CBS's Young Sheldon ended its seven-season run in monumental fashion. The long-running sitcom posted a monstrous 0.71 rating at 8 p.m. and then climbed to a 0.76 for its final ever episode at 8:30. One would have to go back to January 2022 to find an episode with a higher Adults 18-49 rating than this series finale. In terms of total viewership, both episodes of Young Sheldon cleared the 9-million mark, a feat it has not accomplished since April 2020! But Sheldon was not the only series finale of the night, as canceled drama So Help Me Todd (0.35, +0.08) aired its series finale right after the boy genius's antics came to a close. However, Todd retained less than half of its monstrous lead-in and was not even able to set a new season high. At 10, Elsbeth (0.26, +0.04) also rose but not nearly as much as the others. On NBC, Law & Order (0.35, +0.05) and Organized Crime (0.33, +0.04) were up for their respective finales, but SVU (0.41, -0.01) ticked down. 9-1-1 (0.44, -0.06), Grey's Anatomy (0.35, -0.04), and Station 19 (0.21, -0.05) all slipped on ABC. Fox's I Can See Your Voice (0.17) was significantly weaker than Next Level Chef in its return, and the Farmer Wants a Wife finale (0.19, -0.04) suffered as a result. Patti Stanger (0.03, -0.02) dipped on the CW, while Lovers and Liars posted its third-straight 0.03. 



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMYoung Sheldon0.7199.15CBS


Law & Order (F)0.3543.68NBC

I Can See Your Voice0.1721.08Fox

Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker0.0300.24CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (Series Finale)0.7699.32CBS
9 PMLaw & Order: SVU (F)0.4154.14NBC

So Help Me Todd (Series Finale)0.3544.40CBS

Grey's Anatomy0.3542.75ABC

Farmer Wants a Wife (F)0.1921.74Fox

Lovers and Liars0.0300.16CW
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime (F)0.3342.90NBC


Station 190.2121.93ABC
(F) = finale

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