This was a strange Thursday night – mid-April, not even Easter and already the prime time schedule was crowded with season finales. Wrapping things up a little early this year, aren’t we guys?
Judging by the Nielsen numbers, the audience may have already checked out.
Thursday is usually dominated by CBS. And even with all but a half-hour of its night devoted to reruns, the network still had the most viewers. The one fresh offering, The Crazy Ones at 9:30 p.m., hit a low note in its series finale, down a full 24 percent in the 18-49 year old demographic from the previous week. Guess KYW anchor Ukee Washington wasn't much of a casting stunt. Bye-bye, Robin Williams.
It wasn’t the only series to bottom out last night. Maybe America was watching hockey? Fox’s Surviving Jack, NBC’s Parks and Recreation, the CW’s Vampire Diaries and Reign all hit ratings nadirs.