Ratings: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Champions’ Is a Loser Following ‘Will & Grace’ Repeat

CBS wins Thursday outright with “Big Bang Theory”/”Young Sheldon” combo

'Champions' - NBC

In case you haven’t heard, Mindy Kaling’s “Champions” isn’t exactly a ratings winner for NBC. Instead, Thursday’s victor (with the spoils) was CBS, which rode “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” to an outright win.

Sorry ABC, this “T.G.I.T.” lineup just ain’t what it used to be. Still, the broadcast net finished second in primetime last night, when NBC and Fox ended up tied in a distant third place among adults 18-49.

Following a “Will & Grace” rerun, “Champions” at 9:30 p.m. struggled to a 0.4 rating/2 share and 1.7 million viewers.

To be fair to the NBC sitcom, “Champions” wasn’t the only show that had a tough second-Thursday-in-April: At the moment, CBS’ “BBT” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” also just experienced series lows in the key demo. In theory, all of these numbers could round up when final Nielsen figures are released later today.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4/6 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Bang” at 8 scored a 2.3/11 and 12.5 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” earned a 1.9/8 and 11.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 landed a 1.4/6 and 9 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” had a 1.1/4 and 6.5 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 got a 0.8/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 5.6 million. “Grey’s” at 8 put up a 1.6/7 and 6.9 million viewers. “Station 19” at 9 received a 1.0/4 and 5.6 million viewers. At 10, “Scandal” had a 0.9/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 3.4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.5 million.

For NBC, “Superstore’ at 8 saw a 0.8/4 and 3.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “A.P. Bio” managed a 0.6/3 and 2.1 million viewers. Following the “Will & Grace” repeat and rough “Champions” half-hour, “Chicago Fire” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 5.5 million viewers.

For Fox, “Gotham” at 8 received a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Showtime at the Apollo” matched its lead-in’s rating/share, and rose to 2.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.

For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers.