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[04/10/20 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Finale Tops Demos 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 (4/9/20):

ABC (5.932 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to a new "Station 19" (7.510 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.314 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and a new "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.972 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (5.703 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the silver draw with a repeat of "Young Sheldon" (6.872 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) followed by new episodes of "Man with a Plan" (6.031 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), another "Man with a Plan" (5.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Broke" (5.220 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Tommy" (5.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.495 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a new "Last Man Standing" (4.066 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) alongside repeats of "Last Man Standing" (2.610 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Mental Samurai" (1.651 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up a repeat "Superstore" (2.661 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.121 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Will & Grace" (2.673 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Indebted" (1.409 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.653 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, special encores of "Arrow" (0.579 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.471 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.525 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+18.18% - Station 19
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Indebted
-11.11% - Man with a Plan
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Will & Grace (vs. 3/19/20)
-22.22% - Broke

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
+50.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
+20.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. For the People)
0.00% - Tommy (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
0.00% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - Broke (vs. Fam)
-13.33% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-20.00% - Man with a Plan - 8:30 (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-22.22% - Man with a Plan - 9:00 (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-25.00% - Indebted (vs. Abby's)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/11/19):

ABC (5.083 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Thursday thanks to originals from "Grey's Anatomy" (6.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Station 19" (5.388 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "For the People" (3.121 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

CBS (5.430 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then had to settle for second with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (6.761 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), another "The Big Bang Theory" (6.131 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), the season finale of "Fam" (4.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and a repeat "SWAT" (3.875 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was NBC (2.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its new lineup of "Superstore" (3.391 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "AP Bio" (2.097 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.923 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Abby's" (1.650 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.904 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.897 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up a repeat "Gotham" (1.229 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and a new "The Orville" (2.565 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supernatural" (1.498 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.776 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (1.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Supernatural
+14.29% - Fam
+12.50% - Superstore
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - The Orville (vs. 3/21/19)
0.00% - AP Bio
0.00% - In the Dark
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 3/21/19)
-12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - For the People
-20.00% - Abby's

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Will & Grace (Repeat))
+12.50% - Superstore
0.00% - Abby's (vs. Champions)
-6.25% - Grey's Anatomy
-10.00% - Station 19
-14.29% - The Orville (vs. Showtime at the Apollo)
-16.67% - AP Bio
-20.00% - Supernatural
-27.27% - Fam (vs. Life in Pieces)
-30.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-44.44% - For the People (vs. Scandal)
-50.00% - In the Dark (vs. Arrow)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/5 with an encore delayed by a Masters golf report; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by a Masters report; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/4 with an encore delayed by a Masters report. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore delayed by a Masters report.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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