Ratings: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Beats ‘Will & Grace’ to Be Thursday’s Top Scripted Show

Of course, CBS’ NFL game sacks ’em all

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“Will & Grace” is on the decline again, giving “Grey’s Anatomy” the sole spot on TV’s tallest podium for scripted series last night. Of course, CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” topped everything on broadcast anyway.

ABC expanded upon last week’s lead over NBC, and The CW pulled itself out of the basement with a pair of season premieres for “Supernatural” and “Arrow.”

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.9 rating/11 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10 million, according to preliminary numbers. Due to the nature of live sports, those numbers are subject to adjustment.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and in viewers with 5.6 million. “Grey’s” at 8 earned a 2.0/8 and 8 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” had a 1.2/4 and 5.1 million viewers. “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 5.2 million. “Superstore” at 8 received a 1.1/5 and 4.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Good Place” landed a 1.2/4 and 4 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 put up a 1.7/6 and 6.6 million viewers. “Great News” at 9:30 managed a 1.0/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” at 10 closed primetime to a 1.1/4 and 6 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3 million. “Gotham” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “The Orville” got a 1.0/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7. Telemundo had a 3 share, CW got a 2. The CW was fifth in total viewers with 1.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.7 million.

For The CW, the 8 o’clock “Supernatural” season premiere received a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. The “Arrow” return followed that up at 9 with a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.