Ratings: Ellen Pompeo-Directed ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Leads ABC to Thursday Win

CBS tops total viewers on “Amazing Race” premiere night

Perhaps Ellen Pompeo should do a little more directing. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star’s directorial debut on the drama led ABC to a Thursday night TV ratings win in the key 18-49 demographic.

CBS topped total viewers across primetime averages, mostly thanks to “The Big Bang Theory.” “The Amazing Race” premiered last night on Leslie Moonves’ broadcast channel, winning the soft 10 o’clock hour but not exactly blowing the doors off over at Nielsen’s data collection center.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and second in total viewers with an average of 5.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.0/8 and 9.9 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” put up a 1.6/6 and 6 million viewers. “The Catch” at 10 had a 0.8/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and first in viewers with 6.9 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 2.5/11 and 12.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Great Indoors” got a 1.4/6 and 7.1 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 received a 1.3/5 and 7.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Life in Pieces” landed a 1.1/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “The Amazing Race” at 10 premiered to a 0.9/4 and 4.4 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 4.1 million, Fox was fourth with 2.7 million.

For NBC, “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Powerless” got a 0.6/2 and 2 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 received a 0.9/3 and 5.9 million viewers. At 10, “The Blacklist: Redemption” finished primetime with a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

For Fox, “MasterChef Junior” at 8 posted a 1.0/4 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “Kicking & Screaming” managed a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and sixth in viewers with 1.6 million.

Univision and CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.7 million, CW was seventh with 1.4 million.

For CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers. At 9, “Riverdale” at 9 got a 0.4/1 and 977,000 viewers.