Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, April 11, 2019

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.5/7 6.74
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 7.00
Superstore (NBC) 0.9/5 3.39
Supernatural (The CW) 0.4/2 1.50
Gotham (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.23
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.76
A.P. Bio (NBC) 0.5/3 2.10
9 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.9/5 6.13
Station 19 (ABC) 0.9/5 5.39
The Orville (FOX) 0.6/3 2.57
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 0.6/3 1.92
In the Dark (The CW) 0.2/1 0.78
9:30 p.m. Fam (CBS) – F 0.8/4 4.94
Abby’s (NBC) 0.4/2 1.65
10 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.7/4 3.90
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.88
For the People (ABC) 0.5/3 3.12


It was a mostly off night for CBS in the Thursday primetime ratings this week. The season finale of “Fam” was the network’s only original broadcast of the night, scoring a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 with 4.94 million viewers, up a tenth from its 0.7 last Thursday.

NBC’s “Superstore” managed a similar ratings uptick week-to-week, climbing up from its previous 0.8 to a 0.9. “A.P. Bio” held steady with another 0.5, while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returned at 9 p.m. with a 0.6, also up from its last outing’s 0.5. “Abby’s” (0.4) and “Law & Order: SVU” (0.7) both went the other way, and ticked down one-tenth week-to-week.

On ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” was the night’s highest-rated broadcast with a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49, even with its episode from a week ago. “Station 19” (0.9) and “For the People” (0.5) both stayed steady as well.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “The Orville” returned from a 2-week break with a 0.6, matching its previous episode, and the CW’s “Supernatural” rose from a 0.3 to a 0.4. “In the Dark,” however, posted the same 0.2 as its series premiere last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.3/2
Total Viewers (millions) 5.08 5.43 2.81 1.90 1.14


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.5/5 (delayed by a Masters golf report)

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/4 (delayed by a Masters golf report)


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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