Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Hauls in 14 Million Viewers as CBS Tops Another Thursday

“Grey’s Anatomy” slips week over week, but ABC is still runner-up


“The Big Bang Theory” is a beast, even in its 270th episode.

CBS topped primetime ratings on Thursday, when “Big Bang” landed 14 million total viewers. The only other show that came even semi-close to “BBT’s” gaudy Nielsen numbers was spinoff and lead-out sitcom “Young Sheldon.”

ABC finished second on the night, and “Grey’s Anatomy” slipped a bit from last week. NBC was in third place again, and Fox’s lineup of reruns didn’t even put up a fight. As a matter of fact, Univision beat Fox (and The CW and Telemundo) in primetime.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “BBT” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.6 rating/12 share in the key demo. “Young Sheldon” at 8:30 earned a 2.0/9 and 12.1 million viewers. “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” at 9 had a 1.1/5 and 4.8 million viewers. At 10, “S.W.A.T.” got a 0.8/4 and 5 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 4.9 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 received a 1.5/7 and 6.8 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” at 9 had a 1.0/4 and 5.3 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” got away with a 0.6/3 and 2.7 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “The Titan Games” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” got a 0.9/4 and 3 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9:30 received a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 10 closed primetime with a 0.8/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.56 million.

Fox, The CW and Telemundo all tied for fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2. Fox was fifth in total viewers with 1.55 million, CW was sixth with 14 million and Telemundo was seventh with 1.2 million.

For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Legacies” got a 0.4/2 and 1.2 million viewers.