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TV Ratings 5/25/17: Red Nose Day Slightly Up, Beat Shazam Wins Night, Love Connection Makes a Connection with Viewers (UPDATED)

Thursday night was the first night of Summer for broadcast TV. It definitely showed in the ratings, with the #1 series at a 1.2. That program would be Fox's Beat Shazam, which has a strong start that translated into a win for Fox for the night. Also having a strong start was Love Connection, which was just a tenth lower than Beat Shazam and tied for #2. NBC had their annual Red Nose Day special, which was up a tenth year-to-year. They also aired two Red Nose Day-related programs: Celebrity Ninja Warrior and Running Wild. Both were solid improvements on last year's time slot occupants. ABC and the CW were both in repeat mode, as was CBS for most of the night. CBS aired one original program, The Amazing Race, which sank to an ugly new low.

Finals Update: Running Wild with Bear Grylls (+0.1) adjusted up.
Time
Show
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMBeat Shazam (Series Premiere)1.2/63.64Fox

Celebrity Ninja Warrior1.1/54.31NBC

The Big Bang Theory (R)0.9/56.43CBS

The Goldbergs (R)0.6/32.56ABC

Supernatural (R)0.2/10.76The CW
8:30 PMSuperior Donuts (R)0.6/34.38CBS

American Housewife (R)0.5/32.20ABC
9 PMLove Connection (Series P)1.1/43.29Fox

Running Wild with Bear Grylls1.0/44.06NBC

Modern Family (R)0.6/32.47ABC

Mom (R)0.6/33.92CBS

Supernatural (R)0.2/10.67The CW
9:30 PMModern Family (R)0.7/32.70ABC

Life in Pieces (R)0.6/33.42CBS
10 PMRed Nose Day0.7/32.71NBC

The Amazing Race0.6/33.63CBS

Blackish (R)0.6/32.41ABC
10:30 PMSpeechless (R)0.5/22.03ABC