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[03/13/20 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Continues Demo Reign for ABC
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 (3/12/20):

ABC (5.593 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the demo race on Thursday with its trio of "Station 19" (6.622 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (6.291 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.866 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (5.986 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) remained the silver draw with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.758 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), the season finale of "The Unicorn" (5.790 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Mom" (6.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), the season finale of "Carol's Second Act" (5.234 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Tommy" (4.894 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.179 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "Last Man Standing" (3.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Outmatched" (2.086 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Deputy" (3.503 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.238 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for a repeat "Superstore" (2.508 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) followed by new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.275 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Will & Grace" (2.309 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Indebted" (1.552 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.391 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Katy Keene" (0.601 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) and "Legacies" (0.511 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Indebted
+22.22% - Young Sheldon
+20.00% - Deputy
+16.67% - The Unicorn
+16.67% - Carol's Second Act
+14.29% - Mom
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 2/13/20)
0.00% - Katy Keene
-7.69% - Grey's Anatomy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
0.00% - Mom (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. For the People)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
-8.33% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-12.50% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-16.67% - Tommy (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-28.57% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-28.57% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-30.00% - The Unicorn (vs. Fam)
-33.33% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-33.33% - Legacies
-33.33% - Deputy (vs. 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards)
-33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards)
-44.44% - Outmatched (vs. 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards)
-75.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/14/19):

ABC (5.113 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and FOX (3.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) shared the demo crown on Thursday as the latter offered up the "2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards" (3.026 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

The Alphabet then served up originals from "Grey's Anatomy" (6.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "Station 19" (5.172 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "For the People" (3.427 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was CBS (5.375 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.909 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), a new "Fam" (6.096 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Young Sheldon" (5.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), a second new "Fam" (4.805 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "SWAT" (3.841 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.287 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Superstore" (3.645 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "AP Bio" (2.379 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.337 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10),"Will & Grace" (2.742 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.310 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.347 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with originals from "Supernatural" (1.579 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Legacies" (1.116 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Legacies
+25.00% - Superstore
+20.00% - AP Bio
+16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Fam - 8:30 (vs. 1/24/19)
0.00% - For the People
0.00% - Supernatural
-6.67% - Grey's Anatomy
-11.11% - Fam - 9:30
-11.11% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2/21/19)
-14.29% - Will & Grace
-20.00% - Station 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Supernatural (vs. Tough Mudder: Tougher Together)
+50.00% - 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards (vs. Gotham/Showtime at the Apollo)
+50.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
0.00% - Superstore
-14.29% - Will & Grace (vs. Champions)
-22.22% - Grey's Anatomy
-25.00% - AP Bio
-27.27% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-38.46% - Fam - 9:30 (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update)
-40.00% - For the People (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-41.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-50.00% - Fam - 8:30 (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament)

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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