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Updated Thursday Ratings: Football Rules; CBS and NBC Plummet in Adults 18-49

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate ratings for Thursday, September 26 broken out by network and by each half-hour. As a reminder, results for any live event are always approximate.

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 12.84 million, CBS: 5.91, ABC: 4.66, NBC: 2.43/ CW: 578,000

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 3.9 rating/18 share, ABC: 1.0/ 5, CBS: 0.8/ 4, NBC: 0.6/ 3, CW: 0.1/ 1

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.55 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Young Sheldon (season premiere)
Viewers: 8.06 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Superstore (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.88 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#4)

Fox – NFL (Green Bay vs. Philadelphia)
Viewers: 10.08 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/15 (#1)

CW – The Outpost
Viewers: 732,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 7 (#1)

CBS – The Unicorn (series premiere)
Viewers: 6.01 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Perfect Harmony (series premiere)
Viewers: 2.60 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

Fox – NFL (Green Bay vs. Philadelphia)
Viewers: 13.88 million (#1), A18-49: 4.1/19 (#1)

CW – The Outpost
Viewers: 571,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – A Million Little Things (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.30 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Mom (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.22 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Good Place (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.43 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – NFL (Green Bay vs. Philadelphia)
Viewers: 13.39 million (#1), A18-49: 4.1/18 (#1)

CW – The Outpost (season finale)
Viewers: 560,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – A Million Little Things (season premiere)
Viewers: 4.70 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Carol’s Second Act (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.96 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Sunnyside (series premiere)
Viewers: 2.43 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

Fox – NFL (Green Bay vs. Philadelphia)
Viewers: 14.23 million (#1), A18-49: 4.4/20 (#1)

CW – The Outpost (season finale)
Viewers: 511,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – How To Get Away with Murder (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.69 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Evil (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.89 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.77 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#1t)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – How To Get Away with Murder (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.36 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Evil (series premiere)
Viewers: 4.35 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: SVU (season premiere)
Viewers: 3.75 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. From ABC

    ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm – 4.7 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49): With the season premieres of Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things and How to Get Away with Murder, ABC ranked as the #1 non-sports network on premiere Thursday in Adults 18-49 (1.0/5), beating runner-up CBS by 25% (0.8/4) and dominating NBC by 67% (0.6/3). ABC claimed the night’s Top 2 TV series with Grey’s Anatomy (1.5/7) – #1 and A Million Little Things (1.1/5) – #2 among Adults 18-49.

    Grey’s Anatomy (8-9pm – 6.5 million and 1.5/7 in AD18-49): The 16th season premiere of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy spiked over its May finale by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.5/7 vs. 1.3/7 on 5/16/19) to top its final 4 episodes of the prior season and to match its highest-rated telecast since March – since 3/28/19. Grey’s was Thursday’s #1 TV series among Adults 18-49.

    A Million Little Things (9-10pm – 5.0 million and 1.1/5 in AD18-49): The season two premiere of ABC’s A Million Little Things tied its year-ago debut in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5) to match a series high. AMLT was the night’s #2 TV series with Adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The sophomore ABC drama was the #1 entertainment program in Thursday’s 9pm hour among Adults 18-49, dominating CBS’ comedy premieres by 38% (0.8/3) and more than doubling NBC’s comedy premieres (+120% – 0.5/2).

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