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Updated Thursday Ratings: Soft Start for ‘Station 19’ on ABC

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Thursday, March 22. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.05 million, ABC: 6.11, NBC: 5.64, Fox: 2.40, CW: 788,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 2.4 rating/10 share, ABC: 1.4/ 6, NBC: 1.1/ 5, Fox: 0.6/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.56 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 8 (#1)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 6.38 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 8 (#2)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 3.88 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 2.57 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.03 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.41 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 8 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 8.95 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/11 (#1)

NBC – A.P. Bio
Viewers: 2.87 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 2.30 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 909,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Station 19 (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.91 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 9.18 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/10 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.30 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

Fox – Showtime at the Apollo
Viewers: 2.15 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 616,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Station 19 (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.51 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 7.76 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/ 9 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2t)

Fox – Showtime at the Apollo
Viewers: 2.58 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Arrow (R)
Viewers: 601,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Station 19 (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.20 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 8.76 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/11 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 7.17 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Station 19 (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.04 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 7.26 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/10 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.93 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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