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Ratings: ‘Quantico’ Season 3 Premiere Finishes Dead Last Among Big 4 Networks

Dominant sitcoms lead CBS to No. 1

So, “Quantico” returned to TV last night for its third season. If you didn’t notice, don’t worry, you’re not alone: The ABC drama’s Season 3 start managed just a 0.5 rating/2 share among adults 18-49, and 2.8 million total viewers.

CBS finished first on Thursday thanks to “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon” and “Mom.”

Fox was No. 2 in primetime averages with its NFL Draft rights. Elsewhere, Telemundo topped NBC in demo ratings with its 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.9/9 and 11.5 million viewers. At 8:30, spinoff “Young Sheldon” scored a 1.7/7 and 11 million viewers. At 9, “Mom” landed a 1.3/5 and 8.5 million viewers. “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 received a 1.0/4 and 6.3 million viewers. “S.W.A.T.” at 10 finished primetime with a 0.8/3 and 5.2 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and third in viewers with 3.9 million, airing just its coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.8 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.4/6 and 6.5 million. “Station 19” at 9 had a 0.9/4 and 5.2 million viewers. “Quantico” followed.

Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fifth in viewers with 2.1 million.

NBC was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 3.1 million. “Superstore” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “A.P. Bio” got a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Champions” at 9:30 settled for a 0.4/1 and 1.5 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” won at 10 with a 0.9/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

Univision and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4. Univision had a 2 share, CW got a 1. Univision was sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million, The CW was seventh with 1.2 million.

For The CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers. At 9, “Arrow” got a 0.3/1 and 913,000 viewers.