American Idol once again dominated the 8pm hour for Fox with a whopping 15.8 million viewers and an impressive 4.2 18-49 rating. The only show to come close to that 18-49 rating was a repeat of The Big Bang Theory on CBS which had a 2.4 rating with 8.3 million viewers. The comedy was followed by the season finale of Rules of Engagement which had 7.2 million viewers with a 2.1 rating. The series finale of Missing – it was cancelled – on ABC had 6.4 million viewers with a 1.3 rating. NBC’s Community also had a 1.3 rating but had a lower 2.9 million viewers while the season finale of Tina Fey comedy 30 Rock drew 2.8 million viewers with a 1.3 18-49 rating.
The 8th season finale of Grey’s Anatomy won the hour for ABC at 9pm. The medical drama drew its biggest audience for several weeks with 11.1 million viewers and a 3.9 18-49 rating. CBS’s Person of Interest had more viewers with 13.3 million viewers but had a 2.5 18-49 rating. Touch on Fox attracted 6.3 million viewers with a 1.8 rating while Community on NBC had 2.6 million viewers with a 1.3 rating followed by the season finale with 2.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating. A repeat of supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries on The CW mustered 710,000 viewers with just a 0.2 rating.
At 10pm CBS’s The Mentalist reached its season finale with 12.9 million viewers with a 2.5 18-49 rating. Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal hit a new high for its season finale with 7.5 million viewers and a 2.4 18-49 rating.