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Ratings: ‘Will & Grace’ Recovers a Bit From Last Week’s Series Low

But NBC still settles for last place among Big 4 networks

“Will & Grace” did a bit better this week than its previous one, but NBC still settled for last place among the Big 4 broadcast networks on Thursday night.

Despite a lackluster ratings performance out of its latest “Thursday Night Football” game, Fox easily won primetime. Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-affiliate Nielsen numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment when final figures come in later today.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.6 rating/12 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. That was all the Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, a pretty good game that lacked a big brawl like last week’s Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns game.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and third in viewers with 4.4 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.3/7 and 6.4 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” at 9 had a 0.8/4 and 4.6 million viewers. At 10, “How to Get Away With Murder” managed a 0.4/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and second in viewers with 5.3 million. “Young Sheldon” at 8 received a 1.0/5 and 8.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Unicorn” had a 0.7/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 6 million viewers. At 9:30, “Carol’s Second Act” closed the comedy block with a 0.6/3 and 4.9 million viewers. Drama “Evil” at 10 scared up a 0.5/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.7 million. “Superstore” at 8 opened primetime with a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 8:30, “Perfect Harmony” settled for a 0.4/2 and 1.9 million viewers. “The Good Place” at 9 got a 0.6/3 and 2 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9:30 had a 0.5/2 and 2.2 million viewers. At 10, “Law & Order: SVU” book-ended the day part with a 0.6/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 998,000. “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, “Legacies” got a 0.2/1 and 845,000 viewers.