Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recovers From Series Low – But Still Loses to ‘Big Bang’ Universe

CBS wins Thursday primetime in both the key demo and total viewers thanks to comedy block

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“Grey’s Anatomy” has recovered from its Valentine’s Day heartbreak. Thursday’s episode of the long-running ABC medical drama rebounded from the series low the show hit last week in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic.

However, the numbers it put up couldn’t compete with the highest-rated programs of the evening: CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and its prequel spinoff “Young Sheldon.”

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “The Big Bang Theory” scored a 2.3/10 and 13.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “Young Sheldon” put up a 1.8/8 and 11.3 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 took a 1.3/6 and 8.6 million viewers. At 9:30, “Fam” managed a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 had a 0.8/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 4.9 million. At 8, “Grey’s Anatomy” landed a 1.7/8 and 6.9 million viewers. At 9, “A Million Little Things” earned a 1.1/5 and 5.3 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at closed primetime at 10 with a 0.5/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

Univision was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.63 million

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 3.6 million. At 8, “The Titan Games” got a 1.1/5 and 4.3 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “Will & Grace” had a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 10, “Law & Order: SVU” landed a 0.9/4 and 4 million viewers.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.61 million. At 8, “Gotham” managed a 0.6/3 and 2.2 million viewers. At 9, “The Orville” ended the night with a 0.7/3 and 3 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 622,000. Following a rerun, “Legacies” at 9 managed a 0.2/1 and 707,000 viewers.