Ratings: Univision Tops Thursday in Key Demo With Awards Show ‘Premio Lo Nuestro 2020’

“Young Sheldon” powers CBS to first place in total viewers

Last Updated: February 21, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

“Grey’s Anatomy” pulled ABC away from a Thursday logjam, when CBS, Fox and NBC all tied for third place in the key demo. But the Disney-owned network wasn’t actually broadcast’s winner in ratings among adults 18-49 — that victory went to Spanish-language network Univision, which aired the awards show “Premio Lo Nuestro 2020.”

The strength of “Young Sheldon” and the relative softness of “A Million Little Things” allowed CBS to finish first in total viewers, besting ABC by a primetime average of 600,000 more audience members.

Univision and the others weren’t even close in that Nielsen metric.

Univision was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, airing the celebration of Spanish-language music throughout primetime. It was fourth in total viewers with 2.7 million.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/5 and third in total viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Station 19” at 8 p.m. put up a 1.0/5 and 9 million viewers. At 9, “Grey’s” posted a 1.1/5 and 6 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” at 10 p.m. had a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

CBS, Fox and NBC all tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.6/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 5.9 million, Fox was third with 3.1 million, NBC was fifth with 2.5 million.

For CBS, “Young Sheldon” at 8 p.m. drew a 1.0/5 and 9 p.m. million viewers. “The Unicorn” at 8:30 had a 0.7/3 and 6 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “Mom” got a 0.7/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “Carol’s Second Act” at 9:30 p.m. received a 0.6/3 and 4.7 million viewers. “Tommy” at 10 p.m. tallied a 0.4/2 and 4.7 million viewers.

For Fox, “Last Man Standing” at 8 p.m. had a 0.7/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Outmatched” at 8:30 p.m. got a 0.5/3 and 2.1 million viewers. “Deputy” at 9 p.m. received a 0.5/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

For NBC, “Superstore” at 8 p.m. had a 0.7/4 and 2.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” got a 0.6/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9 received a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers. At 9:30, “Indebted” managed a 0.4/2 and 1.6 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” picked things up at 10 with a 0.7/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 537,000. “Katy Keene” at 8 settled for a 0.1/1 and 538,000 viewers. Special “Dogs of the Year” at 9 managed a 0.1/1 and 536,000 viewers.

(For the record: A previous version of this story was published before we received the Nielsen numbers for Univision and Telemundo.)