Ratings: ABC's Michael Jackson special places No. 2 behind Big Bang rerun

ABC’s The Last Days of Michael Jackson“news” special on the first night after May Sweeps delivered 5.6 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, placing No. 2 in both measures behind CBS’ Big Bang Theory rerun (which drew 6.7 mil and a 1.0).

Leading out of that, What Would You Do? did 3.6 mil/0.8.

Over on NBC, this year’s celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior drew 3.6 mil/0.8, followed by Hollywood Game Night‘s 3.2 mil/0.8. The actual Red Nose Day special closed out the Peacock’s night with 2.1 mil and a 0.5.

Fox’s Terrence Howard/prank show thing did 1.5 mil and a 0.5, leading into Showtime at the Apollo‘s season finale (2.3 mil/0.6).

Advisory: With summer nearing, ratings reports for the next few months will be intermittent (i.e. far from daily), though TVLine will make a point to cover the big premieres, finales and what not. (And as always, if you seek scoop on any summer or fall shows, email InsideLine@tvline.com!)

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Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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LOS ANGELES - MARCH 31: Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields attend the 53rd annual Academy Awards on March 31 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
Singer Michael Jackson and actress Brooke Shields. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - CIRCA 1984: Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields circa 1984 in New York City. (Photo by Images Press/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Singer Michael Jackson and actress Brooke Shields. (Photo by Robin Platzer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields holding Gary Coleman (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Brooke Shields, Michael Jackson, and Emmanuel Lewis (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Brooke Shields and singer Michael Jackson attend the 35th Annual Grammy Awards After Party Hosted by Sony Records on February 24, 1993 at Jimmy's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
150787 01: Michael Jackson and actor Brooke Shields hug at the Grammy Awards February 26, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA. Jackson was presented with the Legend Award for his continuing contributions and influence in the recording field. (Photo by John Barr/Liaison)
American actress and model Brooke Shields and singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer Michael Jackson, known as the 'King of Pop', attend the 14th annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Barry King/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
Brooke Shields and Michael Jackson (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Actress Brooke Shields speaks during the Michael Jackson public memorial service held at Staples Center on July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Jackson, the iconic pop star, died at the age of 50 at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark Terrill-Pool/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: In this handout provided by Harrison Funk and Kevin Mazur, actress Brooke Shields attends Michael Jackson's Public Memorial Service held at Staples Center on July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MJ Memorial/WireImage)
�2009 RAMEY PHOTO Brooke Shields hugs members of the Jackson family following the Jackson public memorial service held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. The 'King of Pop' died in Los Angeles on June 25 at age 50. POOL/PR (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
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