Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Crossover Leads Spinoff ‘Station 19’ to New Series Highs

“Murphy Brown” #MeToo episode is mostly steady with last week

Last Updated: October 12, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

ABC’s “Station 19” reached new heights on Thursday thanks to a crossover with lead-in (and the show it spun off from) “Grey’s Anatomy.” Unfortunately, the two-hour combo was not enough to topple CBS’ primetime averages.

That doesn’t mean the “Big Bang Theory” net won last night, however. That victory, of course, belongs to Fox and its shiny “Thursday Night Football” rights.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment. But the broadcaster will still win — big.

Fox was first in ratings with a 3.4 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 11.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Eagles-Giants NFL game did all that damage.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.3/6 and in viewers with 8.3 million. “Big Bang” at 8 scored a 2.2/10 and 12.7 million viewers. “Young Sheldon” at 8:30 earned a 1.8/8 and 11 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 posted a 1.4/5 and 8.3 million viewers. At 9:30, the “Murphy Brown” #MeToo episode managed a 1.0/4 and 6.8 million viewers. “SWAT” at 10 finished primetime with a 0.8/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 5.5 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 landed a 1.5/6 and 6.7 million viewers. At 9, “Station 19” put up a 1.3/5 and 6.5 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” got a 0.8/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “I Feel Bad” settled for a 0.6/2 and 2.2 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 10 ended the day part to a 0.9/4 and 4.3 million viewers.

Telemundo and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Telemundo was fifth in total viewers with 1.34 million, Univision was a close sixth with 1.31 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. The “Supernatural” season premiere at 8 had a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers. A repeat followed.