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Thursday Overnights: CBS Leads Despite Airing Encores from 8-9 p.m. ET

The Remaining Networks at Typical Overnight Levels

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.6/ 8, ABC: 3.7/ 7, NBC: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 2.1/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 1

Note: Comparisons to the year-ago evening are excluded because NBC aired the Winter Olympics.

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped the evening in the household overnights despite opening with encore telecasts of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.” Proof of the strength of “Mom” was a dominant 5.4 rating/9 share in the 9 p.m. half-hour and household growth of eight percent out of the “Young Sheldon” repeat (#1t: 5.0/ 9 at 8:30 p.m.). “Mom,” now in season six, was recently renewed for two additional seasons. Recently introduced lead-out “Fam,” however, dipped to a 3.8/ 7 (#1) at 9:30 p.m., which was a loss out of “Mom” of 31 percent.

CBS remained in the overnight winners circle at 10 p.m. care of sophomore “S.W.A.T.” (4.0/ 8), which bested competing “Law & Order: SVU” on NBC (#2: 3.0/ 6) and “How to Get Away With Murder” on ABC (#3: 2.1/ 4) by 33 percent and 90 percent, respectively.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were typical overnight levels for veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” (#2: 5.1/ 9 at 8 p.m.) and recently relocated “A Million Little Things” (#2: 3.9/ 7 at 9 p.m.). NBC also had nothing unusual to report with its 8-10 p.m. combination of “The Titan Games” (#3: 2.8/ 5) and sitcoms “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.7/ 3) and “Will & Grace” (#3t: 2.8/ 4). The network would be wise to flip the time periods for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Will & Grace.”

Elsewhere, Fox featured the final season of “Gotham” (#4: 1.9. 3 at 8 p.m.) and sophomore “The Orville” (#3: 2.3/ 4 at 9 p.m.). And The CW was in repeats.

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households for Thursday, February 14, 2019:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.4/10 (#1)
NBC – “The Titan Games”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Top 14 Valentines Day Programs of All Time” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.0/ 9 (#1t)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 5.0/ 9 (#1t)
NBC – “The Titan Games”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Top 14 Valentines Day Programs of All Time” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “A Million Little Things”: 4.0. 7 (#2)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
Fox – “The Orville”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CW – “Legacies” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “A Million Little Things”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Fam”: 3.8/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Will & Grace”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The Orville” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Legacies” (R): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.9/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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