Ratings: CBS Tops Night of ‘Life in Pieces’ Season 4 Premiere

But it was “Big Bang Theory” that did the heavy lifting on Thursday

Last Updated: April 19, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

CBS topped ABC (and yes, everyone else) on Thursday night, when it brought back “Life in Pieces” for a two-part Season 4 premiere. Of course, it was really “The Big Bang Theory” that secured primetime for CBS.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Bang” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.8/10 and 11.2 million viewers. At 8:30, a special “Life in Pieces,” technically the season premiere, landed a 1.0/5 and 6.8 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 had a 1.0/5 and 6.6 million viewers. A second “Life in Pieces,” the Season 4 regular time slot premiere, got a 0.8/4 and 5.1 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 received a 0.8/4 and 5.1 million viewers as well.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 had a 1.2/6 and 6.1 million viewers. At 9, “Station 19” got a 0.9/4 and 5 million viewers. “For the People” at 10 received a 0.5/2 and 2.8 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “Gotham” at 8 got a 0.6 and 2.1 million viewers. “The Orville” at 9 had a 0.6 and 2.7 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 2.2 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.9/5 and 3 million viewers. At 8:30, “A.P. Bio” got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9 managed the same 0.5/3 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “Abby’s” settled for a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers. A repeat followed.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 986,000. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “In the Dark” got a 0.2/1 and 670,000 viewers.