TV Ratings for Thursday, April 30: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion


Parks and Recreation, your reunion was a rainbow-infused space unicorn.

NBC’s pandemic-themed, fundraising A Parks and Recreation Special drew 3.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating, dominating Thursday night in the demo, even besting Young Sheldon‘s season finale.

TVLine readers gave the exactly-what-we-needed-right-now but over-too-quickly special an average grade of “A+.”

The money raised by the special ($2.8 million as of Friday morning, and growing) will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which enables food banks to provide food and resources to “the most vulnerable members of the community” during the pandemic. NBCUniversal, the Parks and Rec cast and sponsors State Farm and Subaru of America matched donations up to $500,000.

MUCH MORE TO COME….

The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our daily-ish ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increases in delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms. These Live+Same Day numbers instead are used to illustrate any trends or high/low superlatives. Happy Fun Ball may stick to certain types of skin.

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