Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 15, 2014.
"The Big Bang Theory" had its most-watched season finale to-date, far above last year's finale which went against an "American Idol" send-off, and led CBS to easy Thursday wins in all measures.
As usual, primetime results were mixed.
On the positive side, "American Idol" continued its pre-finale rise with big week-to-week gains, with "Hell's Kitchen" also getting a bump for FOX.
On the negative side, "Rosemary's Baby" continued to be a major disappointment for NBC, though the second part of the high-profile miniseries was steady from Sunday's dismal second hour.
Then there are the mixed results.
Some observers will rave that "Grey's Anatomy" got a big week-to-week bump for Cristina's departure. This is technically true, but "Grey's Anatomy" was down steeply last week, so this week's gains still put the finale below the numbers from two weeks ago, which isn't such an impressive bump at all.
Similarly, "The Vampire Diaries" finale was up a hair from last week in the key demo, but down significantly from last year's finale and, in fact, "TVD" was down from last week in total viewers.
On to the numbers...