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[02/14/20 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy," "Young Sheldon" Lead Demo Race
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 (2/13/20):

ABC (5.075 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held the demo line on Thursday thanks to its trio of "Station 19" (5.979 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (5.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.698 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (5.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.835 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "The Unicorn" (6.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Mom" (6.255 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.867 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Tommy" (4.408 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Next up was FOX (3.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "Last Man Standing" (3.682 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Outmatched" (2.174 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Deputy" (3.384 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.377 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up new episodes of "Superstore" (2.342 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.790 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Will & Grace" (1.957 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Indebted" (1.527 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.324 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

And finally, week two of "Katy Keene" (0.557 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) and a new "Legacies" (0.623 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) closed out the evening on The CW (0.590 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Carol's Second Act
+16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+14.29% - Mom
+14.29% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Legacies
-9.09% - Grey's Anatomy
-14.29% - A Million Little Things
-14.29% - Superstore (vs. 1/30/20)
-16.67% - Deputy
-16.67% - Outmatched
-20.00% - Will & Grace
-25.00% - Last Man Standing
-25.00% - Indebted
-50.00% - Katy Keene

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Legacies (vs. Legacies (Repeat))
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. A Million Little Things)
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham)
-12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-16.67% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham)
-25.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-27.27% - Mom
-27.27% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-28.57% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-35.71% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-45.45% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-50.00% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. The Top Greatest Valentine Movies of All Time)
-54.55% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Titan Games)
-55.56% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-57.14% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/14/19):

CBS (6.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Thursday with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.239 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Young Sheldon" (7.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by originals from "Mom" (7.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Fam" (5.473 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "SWAT" (5.561 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

ABC (4.695 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.538 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "A Million Little Things" (4.975 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.573 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Next up was NBC (3.750 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "The Titan Games" (4.321 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.585 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Will & Grace" (2.962 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.156 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.704 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "Gotham" (2.323 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "The Orville" (3.085 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.657 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with the special "The Top Greatest Valentine Movies of All Time" (0.803 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and a repeat "Legacies" (0.512 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - SWAT
+10.00% - The Titan Games
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - The Orville
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-6.67% - Grey's Anatomy
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-12.50% - Will & Grace
-14.29% - Gotham
-15.38% - Mom (vs. 1/31/19)
-20.00% - Fam (vs. 1/31/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
+100.00% - Gotham (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+75.00% - The Orville (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+50.00% - SWAT (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
+42.86% - A Million Little Things (vs. The Bachelor Winter Games)
+10.00% - Mom (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
0.00% - Fam (vs. Mom (Repeat))
-25.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. 20/20: Roseanne - The Return)
-33.33% - The Top Greatest Valentine Movies of All Time (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))
-71.79% - The Titan Games (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-79.49% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-79.49% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-82.05% - 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," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," 0.2/2.

· 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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