Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, February 14, 2019

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.4/7 6.54
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.2/6 8.24
The Titan Games (NBC) 1.1/5 4.32
Gotham (FOX) 0.6/3 2.32
Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.80
8:30 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) – R 1.1/5 7.69
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 1.1/5 7.62
A Million Little Things (ABC) 1.0/5 4.98
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 0.8/4 2.59
The Orville (FOX) 0.7/3 3.09
Legacies (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.51
9:30 p.m. Fam (CBS) 0.8/4 5.47
Will & Grace (NBC) 0.7/3 2.96
10 p.m. S.W.A.T. (CBS) 0.9/5 5.56
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.8/4 4.16
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 0.6/3 2.57


“Grey’s Anatomy” won the Thursday night primetime ratings in the adults 18-49 demo, despite the ABC series hitting a new series low, with viewership numbers being generally down due to the Valentine’s Day holiday.

The medical drama posted a 1.4 rating, down a tenth from its last episode and marking a new all-time low for the series in the demo. “A Million Little Things” (1.0) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (0.6), however, held steady with what they had scored a week ago.

On CBS, “Mom” returned without its usual “Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” reruns, and slipped two-tenths from a 1.3 to a 1.1 this week. “Fam” similarly returned down from a 1.0 to a 0.8, tying its previous season low, but “S.W.A.T.” (0.9) went the other way, ticking up a tenth to win the 10 p.m. hour yet again.

NBC’s “The Titan Games” managed to climb back up from its 0.9 last week to a 1.1 this time around. The same could not be said for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8), which fell one-tenth week-to-week, as did “Will & Grace” (0.7). “Law & Order: SVU” (0.8) capped off NBC’s night, even with its last outing.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “Gotham” dropped from a 0.7 to a 0.6, while “The Orville” continued its recent 0.7 streak. A “Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies” special posted a 0.2 on the CW, followed by a “Legacies” rerun at 9 p.m., which also scored a 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.9/5 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.69 4.70 3.75 2.70 0.66


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.8/8

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4


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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