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‘Idol’ Wins Again as ‘Lost’ Goes Out on High Note

May 14, 2009 11:38 AM

“American Idol” helped Fox easily take Wednesday night, while the two-hour season finale of “Lost” on ABC posted a bump over recent episodes but slipped from its season finale last year.


“American Idol” scored an 8.4 rating/21 share among adults 18-49 and 24 million viewers. While last night’s episode increased a slight 1% over last week, “Idol” posted a 9% decrease from the comparable night last year. Among total viewers, last night’s episode was down only 4% from last year. At 8 p.m., the season finale of “Lie to Me” posted a 2.6/7 (8.4 million), down 4% from its performance last week and its season-to-date average.

ABC kicked off the night with the special clip episode “Lost: A Journey in Time” (2.4/7, 6.3 million). The “Lost” two-hour season finale pulled a 4.3/11 (9.3 million), scoring an 8% increase from last week and pulling ahead of its season-to-date average by 2%. Last night’s finale, however, was down 12% compared with the season finale last year.

The season finale of The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” (1.8/6, 4.2 million) increased 6% over last week to match the show’s season-to-date average. Last night’s episode also marked the show’s second largest audience this season. At 9 p.m., the network aired a repeat of “90210” for an average 2.2/6 among women 18-34 for the night.

CBS’ “Criminal Minds” (3.4/8, 13 million) was up one-tenth of a point from last week, while “CSI: NY” (3.2/8, 12.2 million) was down by as much. Both were on par with their season-to-date averages. In the 8 p.m. hour, the network aired a special “Rules of Engagement” (1.9/6, 6.4 million) and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (2.0/6, 6.5 million).

NBC aired a new-to-broadcast “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (1.2/4, 5.5 million), followed by a “Law & Order: SVU” repeat at 9 p.m. A new “Law & Order” (2.2/6, 7.8 million) was down one-tenth of a point from last week in the 10 p.m. hour.

For the night: Fox (5.5/15, 16.2 million) finished first, followed by ABC (3.7/10, 8.3 million), CBS (2.8/8, 10.6 million), NBC (1.5/4, 5.9 million) and The CW (1.2/3, 2.6 million).

Final Nationals update, 5 p.m.: Both the "Lost" special clips episode (2.5/8) and the season finale (4.4/11) rose by one-tenth of a point. "American Idol" received a larger boost to a 8.7/22 and 24.7 million viewers, off by only 200,000 viewers from the same episode last year. "America's Next Top Model" (1.9/6) also increased by one-tenth of a point, while "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (1.1/3) decreased by as much. As for network averages, both Fox (5.7/16) and CBS (2.9/8) increased their averages.

‘Loser’ Looks Huge in Finale, but ‘Idol’ Wins Night

May 13, 2009 10:55 AM

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” soared for its season finale Tuesday, giving the network its best non-Olympics Tuesday night in three and a half years. However, Fox won the night thanks to “American Idol.”

American Idol

The three-hour season finale of “Biggest Loser” on NBC averaged a 4.7 rating/12 share among adults 18-49 and 11.8 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. Overall, last night’s episode was the No. 2 show of the night (right behind “Idol”), but it won both the 9 and 10 p.m. hours (scoring a 5.1/13 and a 5.4/14, respectively) in direct competition with the Fox juggernaut.

The “Loser” finale also gave the network its best Tuesday night rating since early December 2005 (excluding Olympics). Tuesday night’s finale also posted gains compared with the spring 2008 finale (up 7%) and the fall 2008 finale (up 2%).

Fox’s “American Idol” scored a 7.7/22 (21.8 million viewers) in the 8 p.m. hour. Last night’s episode was down 7% from last week, although that number will get smaller once final national figures are released (which predict “Idol” reaching an 8.1 or 8.2 rating). “Idol’s “ four-minute overrun also will affect figures for the “Fringe” season finale, which currently stands at 4.5/11 (11.2 million), up 18% from last week; final projections come in at about a 4.1, which is still an increase over last week.

A “Dancing With the Stars” results show on ABC scored a 3.1/8 (13.8 million), down slightly from last week (3%). At 10 p.m., “Cupid” (1.6/4, 5.5 million) was in line with its season-to-date average, coming in flat with last week. The network kicked off the night with back-to-back episodes of “According to Jim” (1.0/3, 3.9 million, and 1.1/3, 3.9 million).

Going up against NBC’s and Fox’s heavy hitters, CBS’ “NCIS” (3.2/9, 15.8 million) and “The Mentalist” (3.3/8, 16.1 million) both posted weekly declines, coming in 14% and 11% below their season-to-date averages. “Without a Trace” (2.8/7, 13.4 million) was up 8% from last week to finish in second place for the hour.

The CW’s “Reaper” (0.9/3, 2 million) increased 13% over last week and was in line with recent performances, while “90210” (1.1/3, 2.1 million) posted a 22% gain from last week and scored its best performance of the season in the 9 p.m. hour. The network averaged a 1.8/5 among women 18-34.

For the night: Fox (6.1/16, 16.5 million) was first, followed by NBC (4.7/12, 11.8 million), CBS (3.1/8, 15.1 million), ABC (1.9/5, 7.7 million) and The CW (1.0/3, 2 million)

'House' Wins Monday With Season Finale

May 12, 2009 11:19 AM

Monday night shows took some major hits, with power hitters such as ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” dipping by double digits. Fox’s “House” managed to remain flat for its season finale, while The CW’s crack at a “Gossip Girl” spinoff showed some gains.

Gossip Girl

CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” scored a 4.4 rating/11 share among adults 18-49 and 12.9 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. Last night’s episode was the lowest-rated of the season, down 12% from last week’s performance and down 14% from its season-to-date average. “Rules of Engagement” (3.6/9, 10.1 million) posted a 12% decrease from last week. The network’s programs in the 8 p.m. hour fared a bit better, with the season finale of “The Big Bang Theory” (3.6/11, 9.8 million) posting a 6% week-to-week increase, while “How I Met Your Mother” (3.6/10, 8.7 million) remained flat. “CSI: Miami” (3.9/11, 13.4 million) was almost in line with recent telecasts.

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” (4.1/11, 18.3 million) fell 15% from its performance telecast last week and ranked as the lowest Monday telecast of the season. That decrease carried over to the season finale of “Castle” (2.5/7, 10.6 million), which posted an 11% loss from last week but matched its overall average for the season.

The season finale of “House” (4.6/13, 12.3 million) on Fox was last night’s top-rated program and remained flat with its performance last week. Similarly, “24” (3.3/8, 10 million) showed no changes from last week.

NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” (1.0/3, 4.2 million) posted a 17% decrease from its already weak return last week, hitting a new series low. The first of two episodes of “Medium” 1.9/5, 6.3 million) also posted a new series low, while the second episode (2.3/6, 7.3 million) increased on its lead-in by 21% and was in line with previous episodes. As a two-hour block, “Medium” posted a 5% decrease from its same two-hour time period last week.

The CW’s “Gossip Girl” (1.2/3, 2.3 million) was one of only two shows to post gains for the night (the other was “The Big Bang Theory”). Last night’s episode, a back-door pilot for the potential 1980s prequel spinoff series, was up 9% over last week. At 9 p.m., “One Tree Hill” (1.1/3, 2.3 million) remained flat from last week, giving the network an average 2.3/7 among women 18-34.

For the night: CBS (3.9/10, 11.4 million) and Fox (3.9/11, 11.2 million) tied for first in the demo, while ABC (3.6/10, 15.7 million) won among total viewers. NBC (1.8/5, 5.9 million) finished fourth, followed by The CW (1.1/3, 2.3 million).

Final Nationals update (3 p.m.): Among the shows that posted slight gains in the final Nielsen numbers were "The Big Bang Theory" (3.7/11), "Dancing With the Stars" (4.2/11), "Deal or No Deal" (1.1/3), "House" (4.7/14), the 9 p.m. "Medium" (2.0/5) and "Two and a Half Men" (4.5/12). Show that dipped were "Castle" (2.4/7) and "24" (3.2/8), while the rest remained flat. At the network level, only The CW posted a change (up to a 1.2/3), while all others remained as is for their nightly average.

ABC Wins Sunday Ratings With ‘Housewives’

May 11, 2009 12:53 PM

On a night dominated by season finales across the networks, ABC won Sunday, while NBC's “Celebrity Apprentice” helped the network finish in second place.

Desperate Housewives

(Note: Viewership among adults 18-49 hit 33.6%, the lowest Sunday night this season, probably due to the Mothers’ Day holiday.)

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” scored a 4.1 rating/11 share among adults 18-49 and pulled in 12.1 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. Last night’s episode was the No. 1 show of the night, even though it posted a 7% decrease over last week and scored a new series low.

“Housewives’” performance did not help the season finale of “Brothers & Sisters” (3.0/8, 8.8 million), which remained flat over last week and dipped 14% below the previous season-to-date average. At 7 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.9/7, 7 million) slipped 17% over last week, while “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (2.6/8, 8.2 million) scored its lowest original rating for the season at 8 p.m.

NBC kicked off the night with a new “Dateline” (0.9/3, 4 million), followed by the three-hour season finale of “Celebrity Apprentice” (3.1/9, 8.7 million). Last night’s finale was on par with last week’s performance and flat form the show’s season-to-date average. It dipped 31% over 2008’s “Apprentice” finale (Thurs., March 27). During the final hour, “Celebrity” edged out season finales on the other networks to win the 10 p.m. slot.

CBS aired season finales against “Celebrity Apprentice” as well, to mixed results. While “The Unit” (2.4/7, 9.7 million) remained flat over last week in the 10 p.m. hour, both “The Amazing Race” (3.0/9, 10.4 million) and “Cold Case” (2.6/7, 11.8 million) decreased from last week (6% and 10%, respectively). Additionally, “Race” posted slight decreases compared with recent season finales. CBS aired “60 Minutes” (1.5/6, 10 million) at 7 p.m.

Fox’s “Sit Down, Shut Up” (0.7/3, 1.6 million) continued on its downward trend, descending to its lowest rating to date and posting a 13% drop over last week’s episode in its new, earlier 7 p.m. time slot. At 7:30 p.m., “American Dad” was a repeat. “The Simpsons” (2.5/8, 5.2 million) and “King of the Hill” (1.8/5, 4.1 million) took the biggest hits among the network’s programs for the night compared with last week, as “Simpsons” dipped 22% and “Hill” fell 28%. “Family Guy” (3.2/9, 6.5 million) was down 9% over last week, while an original “American Dad” decreased 14%.

The CW aired an encore of “Jericho” from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by the film “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

For the night: ABC (2.9/9, 9 million) claimed its fourth consecutive Sunday night win, followed by NBC (2.5/8, 7.6 million), CBS (2.4/7, 10.5 million), Fox (1.9/6, 4.4 million) and The CW (0.3/1, 1 million).

100th ‘Grey’s’ Wins Thursday

May 8, 2009 12:52 PM

ABC claimed its third consecutive Thursday night win during the current sweeps period with programming including the 100th episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” and a special with Michael J. Fox.

Grey's Anatomy

ABC’s “Grey’s” scored a 5.3 rating/14 share among adults 18-49 and 15.3 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen figures, which are now caught up after a week of delays. Last night’s episode, which marked the series’ 100th, posted slight gains over recent episodes and edged out its nearest competitor for the night (CBS’ “Survivor: Tocantins”) by 39% to take the top spot. “Grey’s” served as a solid lead-in for the special “Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” (3.3/10, 10.6 million), which was flat from the season finale of “Private Practice” in the timeslot last week. “Optimist” is expected to dip a bit in final numbers later today due to a slight “Grey’s” overrun into the 10 p.m. hour. At 8 p.m., “Ugly Betty” (2.1/7, 7.5 million) increased by one-tenth of a rating point over its return from hiatus last week.

New episodes of “Survivor: Tocantins” (3.8/12, 12 million) and “CSI” (3.5/9, 14.6 million) performed to mixed results. “Survivor” posted a 6% increase over last week and won its hour. It tied with NBC’s “The Office” as the No. 2 show of the night behind “Grey’s.” “CSI,” however, dipped one-tenth of a point from last week, continuing a trend of declines since William Petersen left the series earlier this year. Last night’s episode was down 29% from its season-to-date average. At 10 p.m., “CSI” was a repeat.

Last night’s “Bones” (2.3/7, 8.6 million) was flat from last week, even with a special appearance by “Family Guy’s” Stewie Griffin. “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.7/7, 6.5 million) posted a 10% decline for its second-to-last episode of the season.

NBC’s “My Name Is Earl” (1.7/6, 4.4 million) saw its lowest-rated original episode ever, down 32% from its season-to-date average. “Parks & Recreation” (2.0/6, 4.6 million) built on its lead-in by 18% but took a 9% tumble week-over-week. “The Office” (3.8/11, 7.7 million) was up one-tenth of a point over last week, while “30 Rock” (2.9/8, 6.2 million) was flat. “At 10 p.m., “Southland” (2.0/6, 6.5 million) remained flat with last week as well.

The CW’s “Smallville” (1.5/5, 3.4 million) delivered a slight gain over last week, while “Supernatural” (1.2/3, 2.9 million) declined one-tenth of a point. Overall the network averaged a 1.2/4 among women 18-34.

For the night: ABC (3.5/10, 11.1 million) won, followed by CBS (3.2/9, 12.1 million), Fox (2.5/7, 7.6 million), NBC (2.4/7, 6 million) and The CW (1.3/4, 3.1 milion).

Final National updates (4 p.m.): After factoring in some overrun, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" picked up to a 5.4/14, while the Michael J. Fox special dipped to a 3.1/9. CBS' "CSI" increased to a 3.6/10. NBC's "Parks & Recreation" (2.1/6) and "The Office" (3.9/11) both increased by one-tenth of a point. At the network level, ABC remained on top with an increase to a 3.6/10 average, while CBS held on to second with a bump to 3.3/10.

‘Scrubs’ Season Finale Not Too Bubbly

May 8, 2009 11:47 AM

Fox’s “Lie to Me” and “American Idol” on Wednesday both posted gains from the previous week, while the “Scrubs” finale on ABC was not a big ratings draw.


Fox’s “Lie” scored a 2.7 rating/8 share among adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers, according to final Nielsen figures. Wednesday night’s episode posted a 17% gain from last week and won the 8 p.m. hour with its best performance since mid-March. “American Idol” (8.3/20, 23.6 million) remained flat from its performance two weeks ago, but posted an 8% gain from last week after President Barack Obama’s press conference (which Fox did not air). “Idol” also won its hour.

ABC kicked off Wednesday night with the one-hour season (series?) finale of “Scrubs” (2.1/6, 5.1 million). Wednesday’s episode was in line with the show’s average for the night, up 11% from its most recent Wednesday telecast two weeks ago. At 9 p.m., “Lost” (4.0/10, 8.7 million) was down only one-tenth of a point, while “The Unusuals” (1.6/4, 4.6 million) in the 10 p.m. hour was up by as much.

CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (1.9/6, 6.5 million) and “Gary Unmarried” (2.0/6, 6.7 million) were both about par with their season-to-date averages, while “Criminal Minds” (3.3/8, 14.1 million) was flat from last week and “CSI: NY” (3.3/9, 13.4 million) posted a 3% increase and won the 10 p.m. hour.

A new-to-broadcast episode of “Law & Order: CI” (1.3/4, 5.7 million) gave the network its best rating in the time period since mid-March. After a “Law & Order SVU” repeat in the 9 p.m. hour, an original “Law & Order” (2.3/6, 8.1 million) pulled in the series’ best performance since early February and increased one-tenth of a rating point over last week.

The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” (1.7/5, 3.8 million) was off only one-tenth of a point from last week, when it went up against President Obama’s press conference. A “90210” repeat aired at 9 p.m., giving the network an overall 2.1/6 average among women 18-34.

For the night: Fox (5.5/15, 16.2 million) was first, followed by CBS (2.9/8, 11.4 million), ABC (2.6/7, 6.2 million), NBC (1.6/4, 6.1 million) and The CW (1.1/3, 2.5 million).

‘Idol’ Posts Gains to Take Tuesday Night

May 7, 2009 3:28 PM

Fox’s “American Idol” easily took the top ratings spot Tuesday, May 5, showing a slight gain over the previous week. American Idol

Fox’s “Idol” posted an 8.3 rating/23 share among adults 18-49 and scored 23.4 million viewers, according to final live-plus-same-day figures from Nielsen. Tuesday night’s episode, which featured performances from the final four contestants, gained 3% over the previous week and only dipped one-tenth of a point over its comparable night last year. In total viewers, Tuesday night’s episode was up 7% over this time last year. “Idol’s” bump, however, did not help “Fringe,” which scored a 3.8/10 (9.2 million) in the 9 p.m. hour—down 5% over last week. In the demo, “Idol” and “Fringe” were the top two shows of the night.

CBS dramas “NCIS” (3.6/10, 16.7 million), “The Mentalist” (3.6/9, 16.7 million) and “Without a Trace” (2.6/7, 11.8 million) were all in line with recent telecasts—the first two dipped just one-tenth of a rating point while the last increased by one-tenth. Both “Mentalist” and “Trace” also won their hours among total viewers.

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (3.6/10, 9.1 million) remained flat over last week but continued to post season-to-date gains over last year, up 13% for the same comparable period. At 10 p.m. “Law & Order: SVU” (3.7/10, 9.8 million) dipped 5% over last week but won the hour in the demo.

Special episodes of “Scrubs” (1.5/4, 3.7 million) and “Better Off Ted” (1.2/3, 3.1 million) in the 8 p.m. hour improved ABC’s performance in the time period by 40% over last week when the network aired back to back episodes of “According to Jim.” Both “Scrubs” and “Ted,” however, slipped from their most recent original telecasts in their regular Wednesday time slots two weeks, posting 21% and 29% decreases, respectively. A results episode of “Dancing With the Stars” (3.2/8, 14.6 million) was off one-tenth of a point over last week, while “Cupid” (1.6/4, 5.1 million) remained flat.

The CW’s “Reaper” (0.8/2, 1.9 million) was up slightly over last week, while “90210” (0.9/2, 1.8 million) remained flat. The network averaged a 1.4/4 among women 18-34.

For the night: Fox (6.2/17, 16.6 million) finished first, followed by NBC (3.9/10, 9.4 million), CBS (3.2/9, 15.1 million), ABC (2.0/6, 7.8 million) and The CW (0.9/2, 1.9 million).

‘Deal’ Is Low, ABC Comes Out High

May 7, 2009 11:08 AM

NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” returned for a summer run with its lowest Monday night rating ever, while ABC’s “Castle” posted a gain.


NBC’s “Deal” scored a 1.2 rating/3 share among adults 18-49 and pulled in 4.4 million viewers, according to final figures from Nielsen. The show posted gains from its first half hour to second (1.1 to 1.3), but averaged its lowest-rated Monday night ever. “Deal” also failed to improve on the preceding time-period average posted by “Chuck” in the hour. "Deal" scored a 50% decrease from last week’s finale and the show’s season average. At 9 p.m., a two-hour “Medium” (2.2/6, 7.2 million) matched its previous series low and remained flat over last week.

Without a “Surviving Suburbia” lead-in, ABC’s “Castle” (2.8/7, 10 million) posted a 40% increase from its performance last week against regular competition in the hour. From 8-10 p.m., “Dancing With the Stars” (4.8/13, 20.3 million) was about par with its previous season-to-date average and posted a 12% increase over last week in the demo. “Dancing” also ranked as the top show of the night in total viewers.

CBS had the top show of the night with “Two and a Half Men” (5.0/12, 14.2 million), while “Rules of Engagement” (4.1/10, 11.3 million) had a slight bump over last week. In the 8 p.m. hour, “The Big Bang Theory” (3.4/10, 9.2 million) and “How I Met Your Mother” (3.6/9, 8.9 million) were in line with recent performances. “CSI: Miami” (4.0/11, 13.7 million) showed a hefty 21% increase over last week’s performance.

A new episode of Fox’s “House” (4.6/13, 12 million) was flat over last week, while “24” (3.3/8, 10.1 million) was only down one-tenth of a point.

On The CW, “Gossip Girl” (1.1/3, 2.2 million) increased 10% over last week, while “One Tree Hill” (1.1/3, 2.2 million) remained flat. For the night, the network averaged a 2.7/7 among women 18-34.

For the night: ABC (4.2/11, 17 million) edged out the others for a win in the demo and its 10th consecutive Monday-night win in total viewers. CBS (4.0/11, 11.8 million) and Fox (4.0/10, 11.1 million) tied for second, followed by NBC (1.9/5, 6.3 million) and The CW (1.1/3, 2.2 million).

‘Sit Down’ Shift Fails to Boost Ratings as ‘Desperate’ Wins Sunday

May 6, 2009 3:24 PM

Fox’s shuffle of “Sit Down, Shut Up” to an earlier timeslot failed to improve either the show’s rating or its time-period performance on Sunday, while ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” ranked as the top show of the night with a new record low.

Desperate Housewives

Fox moved “Sit Down, Shut Up” to an earlier 7 p.m. time period after it posted weak numbers in its 8:30 p.m. timeslot. The half-hour animated comedy scored a 0.8 rating/3 share among adults 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers, according to final Nationals figures from Nielsen Media Research. “Sit Down” plummeted 62% from its previous average in the later time period, but took a much smaller 11% dip from last week’s repeat of “American Dad” in the same half-hour. A special “American Dad” (1.1/4, 2.5 million) aired at 7:30 p.m.

“The Simpsons” (3.2/10, 6.7 million) posted a 7% increase over last week, while “King of the Hill” (2.5/7, 5.1 million) in “Sit Down’s” prior slot held on to 78% of its lead-in; “Sit Down” retained only 63% of its lead-in last week. “King” also posted a 79% increase from its performance last week at 7:30 p.m. In the 9 p.m. hour, “Family Guy” (3.5/9, 6.6 million) and “American Dad” (2.8/7, 5.4 million) both posted slight gains over last week.

ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” (4.4/11, 13.5 million) was the top-rated show of the night, despite hitting a new series low. Sunday night’s episode was down 7% from last week’s episode and off 30% from its year-ago performance. “Desperate’s” dip also led “Brothers & Sisters” (3.0/8, 9.1 million) to a 3% decrease from last week, marking its lowest-rated episode since January. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (2.3/8, 8 million) and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (2.7/8, 9.2 million) both were flat.

CBS’ “Cold Case” (2.9/8, 12.5 million) posted a hefty 38% increase over last week and provided a stronger lead-in for “The Unit” (2.4/6, 10 million), which increased 20% from last week. “60 Minutes” (2.0/7, 12.3 million) was up by one-third over its performance last week, while “The Amazing Race” (3.2/9, 10.8 million) remained flat.

NBC’s “Dateline” (1.2/4, 5.1 million) increased 20% over last week, while “Celebrity Apprentice” (3.1/8, 8.7 million) remained flat but drew its biggest audience since its season premiere in early March.

The CW aired a repeat of “Jericho” (0.2/1, 0.7 million) from 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a presentation of the film “Be Cool” (0.4/1, 1.2 million).

For the night: ABC (3.1/9, 10 million) came out on top in the demo, while CBS (2.6/8, 11.4 million) won in total viewers. Fox (2.3/7, 4.7 million) followed in third, then NBC (2.2/6, 6.7 million) and The CW (0.3/1, 1.1 million).

Nielsen Ratings Delay Continues for May 5

May 6, 2009 12:17 PM

Overnights ratings information from Nielsen continues to be delayed.

TV networks are not very pleased, as they are waiting for ratings information in the days leading to their upfront presentations. The New York Times explores the topic more here.

While Rating Chart Attack crunches Sunday night’s preliminary numbers, check out the epitome of New York class and grace in this clip from last night’s season finale of “Real Housewives of New York.”