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[02/21/20 - 09:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" Lead Demo Pack
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/20/20):

ABC (5.306 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) led the demo pack thanks to its trio of "Station 19" (6.265 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Grey's Anatomy" (5.994 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.660 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

CBS (5.908 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the most-watched broadcaster with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (9.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "The Unicorn" (6.003 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Mom" (6.292 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.744 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Tommy" (4.689 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Next up was FOX (3.070 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its lineup of "Last Man Standing" (3.616 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Outmatched" (2.062 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Deputy" (3.301 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.505 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) offered up originals from "Superstore" (2.678 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.919 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Will & Grace" (2.026 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Indebted" (1.555 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.425 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

And finally, a new "Katy Keene" (0.538 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and a rebroadcast of "Dogs of the Year" (0.536 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) closed out the night on The CW (0.537 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Carol's Second Act
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - Indebted
0.00% - Katy Keene

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
+16.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. A Million Little Things)
-16.67% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham)
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-28.57% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-33.33% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-36.36% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-41.18% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-42.86% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-45.45% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Titan Games)
-46.15% - Mom
-50.00% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-50.00% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Charmed (Repeat))
-56.52% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-61.11% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/21/19):

CBS (8.270 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its original lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.296 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Young Sheldon" (11.293 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Mom" (8.553 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Fam" (5.675 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "SWAT" (5.401 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

ABC (4.900 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the number two draw with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "A Million Little Things" (5.268 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.575 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Next up was NBC (3.601 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its mix of "The Titan Games" (4.276 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.420 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Will & Grace" (2.680 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.977 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.612 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Gotham" (2.186 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "The Orville" (3.038 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, a repeat "Charmed" (0.538 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and a new "Legacies" (0.707 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.43% - Grey's Anatomy
+18.18% - Mom
+12.50% - Fam
+12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+10.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - The Titan Games
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Orville
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - Gotham
-10.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. 2/7/19)
-11.11% - SWAT
-11.54% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 2/7/19)
-16.67% - How to Get Away with Murder
-50.00% - Legacies (vs. 2/7/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+112.50% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
+76.92% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+50.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
+50.00% - Gotham (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Orville (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+37.50% - A Million Little Things (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
+18.18% - Mom (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+14.29% - SWAT (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
0.00% - Fam (vs. Mom (Repeat))
0.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-16.67% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All)
-67.65% - The Titan Games (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-73.53% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-76.47% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-79.41% - Will & Grace (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.6/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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