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Ratings: ‘Titan Games’ Hits 4-Week High With Finale, but Historic ‘Grey’s’ Episode Tops Thursday

CBS averages primetime’s most viewers despite airing almost all repeats

With “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” in reruns, the history-making 332nd episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” had an easy path to be Thursday’s No. 1 show.

While the Ellen Pompeo series — which just surpassed “E.R.” to become the longest-running medical drama ever — carried ABC’s full primetime lineup to a first place finish in demo ratings, CBS was still the most-watched network of the night.

Over on NBC, the season finale to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Titan Games” competition posted a four-week high in Nielsen numbers. There were two other season finales during the night — ABC concluded “A Million Little Things” and “How to Get Away With Murder” on Thursday.

NBC and Fox settled for a third-place tie in the key demo last night, ranking just behind CBS among adults 18-49.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Grey’s” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.6/8 and 7 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” at 9 had a 1.1/5 and 5.3 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” got a 0.6/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and first in viewers with 5.8 million. Sandwiched between repeats, an original “Fam” at 9:30 received a 0.8/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

NBC and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 3 million, Fox was fourth with 2.7 million.

For NBC, “The Titan Games” at 8 had a 1.0/5 and 4.4 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9 got a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “Will & Grace” received a 0.6/3 and 2.4 million viewers. A rerun followed.

For Fox, “Gotham” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 2.3 million viewers. “The Orville” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.3 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 754,000. Following a rerun, “Legacies” at 9 received a 0.3/1 and 857,000 viewers.