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Ratings: ‘MasterChef Junior’ Thursday Premiere Flat With Last Season’s Start

But that one opened on a Friday night in November 2015

Fox’s “MasterChef Junior” moved to Thursday nights for this season, when its premiere remained flat with the prior season opener. That one debuted on a Friday in November 2015, however.

Elsewhere, ABC topped Thursday in the key 18-49 demographic, marking the third week in a row it can make that claim. CBS won in total viewers, thanks mostly to “The Big Bang Theory.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and second in total viewers with an average of 6.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. earned a 2.1/8 and 8.4 million viewers. “Scandal” at 9 posted a 1.6/5 and 6.2 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” received a 1.3/5 and 4.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and first in viewers with 7.5 million. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 scored a 3.0/11 and 14.2 million viewers. “The Great Indoors” at 8:30 had a 1.6/6 and 7.9 million viewers. At 9, “Mom” got a 1.6/5 and 7.7 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 landed a 1.3/5 and 6.3 million viewers. “Training Day” at 10 managed a 0.8/3 and 4.4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.4 million. “MasterChef Junior” at 8 opened this season to a 1.3/5 and 4.2 million viewers. “My Kitchen Rules” followed at 9 with a 0.9/3 and 2.5 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and third in viewers with 4.8 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 3.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “Powerless” got a 0.9/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “Chicago Med” at 9 received a 1.2/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 10 finished out primetime to a 0.9/3 and 4.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers. At 9, “Riverdale” got a 0.4/2 and 1.2 million viewers.