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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.7/ 7, NBC: 1.9/ 3, ABC: 1.8/ 3, Fox: 1.2/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +12, ABC and NBC: -10 each, CW: -44, Fox: -54

-Ratings Scorecard:
There was only one hour of original programming on the broadcast nets in primetime, “Big Brother” on CBS, which topped the evening at a 4.2/ 8 from 9-10 p.m. To choose whom you think will win next Wednesday, based on the final three – Tyler, Kaycee and J.C. – click here

The remainder of the evening was all repeats. Don’t fret – the start of the 2018-19 TV season is this Monday.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, September 20 broken out by half-hour.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Originals” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Originals” (R): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “How To Get Away With Murder” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 2.2/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “How To Get Away With Murder” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T. (R): 2.2/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 2.3/ 5 (#1)

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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