Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Tops 8pm With Key Character Exit

CBS owns evening overall with “Thursday Night Football”

CBS topped last night’s primetime with another “Thursday Night Football” game, but ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” gave the pigskin a run for its (gambling) money at 8 p.m. as another key character said goodbye to the hospital.

Currently, ABC and CBS are tied for the hour in the key 18-49 demographic, with the Disney-owned broadcaster up by all of 1,000 total viewers across the 60-minute block’s average. That said, due to the nature of live sports, CBS’ Nielsen numbers are subject to significant adjustment.

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CBS was first in ratings with a 2.1 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. The NFL pregame show and subsequent Miami Dolphins versus Baltimore Ravens game filled up the entirety of primetime.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 5.378 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 earned a 1.8/7 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” had a 1.1/4 and 4.9 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 got a 0.9/4 and 3.6 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.2/5 and second in viewers with 5.380 million. “Superstore” at 8 had 1.2/5 and 4.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 1.1/4 and 4 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 received a 1.8/7 and 6.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “Great News” closed the comedy block to a 1.0/4 and 4 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 put up a 1.2/5 and 6.5 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 2.8 million viewers. At 9, “The Orville” got a 1.2/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.1 million.

The CW and Univision tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.65 million, Univision was seventh with 1.58 million.

For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers.