Friday, May 24, 2019

ABC Ratings - May 2019

ABC Tops Thursday With ‘This Is Farrah Fawcett’ as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show

May 24, 2019
Quick Take for Thursday, May 23, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC Tops Thursday With ‘This Is Farrah Fawcett’ as the Night’s No. 1 TV Show
Farrah Fawcett Special Attracts a 7-Year-Post-Season-High to Its Thursday Slot
ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m.—4.8 million and 0.6/3 in AD18-49):
Boosted by the ABC News special “This is Farrah Fawcett,” ABC stood as Thursday’s most-watched network(4.8 million) and ranked No. 1 with Adults 18-49 (0.6/3-tie) and Adults 25-54 (1.0/4-tie).
  • Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “This is Farrah Fawcett” special ranked as Thursday’s most-watched TV show overall (5.8 million) and the night’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49(0.7/3-tie) while ranking No. 1 in its 2-hour time period in Adults 25-54 (1.1/5-tie). In fact, the Farrah Fawcett special attracted ABC’s biggest audience to the 2-hour time slot on a first post-broadcast-season Thursday in 7 years—since 5/24/12.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/23/19.
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ABC Wins the Final Night of the Season With Its Most-Watched, Season-Ending Wednesday in 12 Years

May 23, 2019
Quick Take for Wednesday, May 22, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)      
ABC Wins the Final Night of the Season With the Top 2 Shows
and Its Most-Watched, Season-Ending Wednesday in 12 Years
ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.8 million and 1.3/7 in AD18-49): 
Fueled by a big turnout for “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” ABC won the final night of the 2018-2019 season by strong margins, beating runner-up NBC on Wednesday with season finales of its three “Chicago” dramas by 8% in Total Viewers (7.8 million vs. 7.2 million) and by 30% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/7 vs. 1.0/5). In fact, ABC scored its most-watched, season-closing Wednesday in 12 years– since 5/23/07.
  • Airing from 8:00-9:30 p.m., ABC’s “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and “The Jeffersons’” drew an average audience of 10.4 million viewers and earned a 1.7/9 in Adults 18-49 to rank as Wednesday’s definitive No. 1 TV program. The Sony-produced, star-studded re-staging by Jimmy Kimmel of the two Norman Lear comedies delivered 6-month highs for ABC in the 90-minute Wednesday time period – since the “CMA Awards” on 11/14/18. And excluding only award shows, the comedy special attracted the Net’s largest audience in the time slot since the first Wednesday of the 2012-2013 season – since 9/26/12. “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” stood as the No. 1 most-social prime-time program on Wednesday with 288,500 total interactions.

  • In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s follow-up “Nightline” special “All About ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’” won its time period and stood as the No. 2 TV show of the nightin Total Viewers (7.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/7), generating 11-week highs in the time slot – since 3/06/19.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/22/19. Source: Social Content Ratings for 5/22/19, ranked by total linear episode-level social interactions.
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‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week Across the Board for the Week of May 13

May 21, 2019

Ratings Report: ABC News’ “Nightline”
For Week of May 13, 2019

‘Nightline’ Grows Week to Week Across the Board for the Week of May 13

‘Nightline’ Scores Its Largest Overall Audience in 4 Weeks

‘Nightline’ Slashes Its Gaps With NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Week to Week and Year Over Year Across the Board

Season to Date, ‘Nightline’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49



ABC News’ “Nightline” averaged 1.104 million Total Viewers, 376,000 Adults 25-54 and 274,000 Adults 18-49 during the week of May 13, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (372,000) in Adults 25-54 (+4,000).

“Nightline” improved on the previous week (1.079 million, 363,000 and 249,000, respectively, for w/o 5/6/19) across the board: Total Viewers (+2%), Adults 25-54 (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%), drawing its largest overall audience in 4 weeks—since w/o 4/15/19.

“Nightline” narrowed its margins from the same week last year (w/o 5/14/18) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (-23%—86,000 vs. 111,000), Adults 25-54 (-64%—39,000 vs. 108,000) and Adults 18-49 (-59%—31,000 vs. 75,000).

“Nightline” cut its week to week gaps (w/o 5/6/19) with NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in Total Viewers (-30%—86,000 vs. 122,000), Adults 25-54 (-40%—39,000 vs. 65,000) and Adults 18-49 (-46%—31,000 vs. 57,000).

Season to date, “Nightline” is leading CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in Adults 25–54 (+26,000 – 440,000 vs. 414,000) and Adults 18–49 (+19,000 – 322,000 vs. 303,000).

Stories reported on “Nightline” last week included the impact of federal law on the Tohono O’odham Nation and their involvement as one of the busiest drug and human smuggling corridors in North America, an exclusive tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral after it was engulfed in flames, an exclusive interview with Howard Stern on what he learned in therapy, his health scare and more, interviews with followers of the Sober Curious movement, the disappearance of Hannah Upps and details of one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the nation.

ABC News’ “Nightline” is late-night television‘s prestigious, award-winning news program featuring the most powerful, in-depth stories that shape our lives and the world around us. It is anchored by Dan Harris, Juju Chang and Byron Pitts. Steven Baker is executive producer. The program airs weeknights, from 12:35-1:05 a.m. EST, on The ABC Television Network. “Nightline” has also produced numerous original documentaries available on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu.

Week of May 13, 2019:

PROGRAM AVERAGES          TOTAL VIEWERS    A25-54(000)/Rtg   A18-49(000)/Rtg
ABC’s “Nightline”                                  1,104,000              376,000/0.3            274,000/0.2
CBS’ “The Late Late Show”                    1,243,000              372,000/0.3            274,000/0.2
NBC’s “Late Night”                                 1,190,000              415,000/0.3            305,000/0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 Live + SD, 2018-2019 Current Week (w/o 5/13/19), Previous Week (w/o 5/6/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/14/18). Season to date: Most Current: 2018–2019 Season (9/24/18-5/19/19) and 2017–2018 Season (9/25/18–5/20/18). Averages based on regular telecasts. “Nightline” premiered in its new time period in January 2013. “Seth Meyers” premiered in February 2014. “James Corden” premiered in March 2015.

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ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Ranks as Monday’s No. 1 TV Show for the 2nd Week Running

Quick Take for Monday, May 20, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Is Monday’s No. 1 TV Show for the 2nd Week Running

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m.—4.0 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
With another strong outing for “The Bachelorette” (coming within 1-tenth of last week’s season premiere), ABC ranked No. 1 for the 2nd Monday in a row with Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), equaling NBC with “The Voice” finale (1.0/5).

  • Topping the night for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” tied NBC’s “The Voice” finale as Monday’s No. 1 TV show among Adults 18-49 (1.2/6). With its younger skewing programming, ABC prime time dominated NBC with Adults 18-34 (0.8/5 vs. 0.5/3) as “The Bachelorette” beat out “The Voice” head-to-head from 8:00-10:00 p.m. by a margin of 57% to stand as Monday’s highest-rated TV show(1.1/7 vs. 0.7/4).



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 5/20/19.

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ABC Wins Sunday by 100% With the ‘Idol’ Finale Building Against the ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Ender

Quick Take for Sunday, May 19, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Sunday by 100% in Adults 18-49 and Draws a Season High in Viewers

ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Closer Builds Against the ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Ender

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.2 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): 
With season closers of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “American Idol” opposite HBO’s series finale of “Game of Thrones,” ABC doubled its nearest broadcast competition on Sunday among Adults 18-49 (+100% –  1.2/5 vs. 0.6/3 for NBC). ABC ranked as the most-watched network for the 4th straight Sunday (7.2 million). Excluding only the night of the “Academy Awards®” in February, the Network marked its most-watched Sunday this season.

  • As its finale moved from Monday night last year to Sunday night this year and faced the series-ending telecast of “Game of Thrones,” ABC’s 3-hour “American Idol” closer shot up week to week and qualified as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program in Adults 18-49 (1.3/6). In fact among young adults, ABC’s “American Idol” finished as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment series on all 12 telecasts this season. ABC’s live “American Idol” grew over its week-earlier preliminary Fast Affiliate averages by 8% in Total Viewers (7.7 million vs. 7.1 million) and by 18% Adults 18-49 (1.3/6 vs. 1.1/5), delivering its best numbers in 3 weeks – since 4/28/19.



Editors, please note: ABC’s “American Idol” aired live across the U.S., so pre-prime viewing in the Pacific Time Zone is not yet included in the Fast Affiliate averages. Since it began airing live coast to coast in April (on 4/21/19), the show has added between 690,000-860,000 Total Viewers and increased between 1-2 tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point with the inclusion of the pre-prime viewing in the National Live + Same Day ratings released by Nielsen on Tuesday.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/19/19.

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‘The View’ Posts Increases Over the Previous Week Across the Board

May 14, 2019

Ratings Report for ABC’s “The View”
For Week of May 6, 2019

 ‘The View’ Posts Increases Over the Previous Week Across the Board

Season to Date, ‘The View’ Ranks Among the Top 4 of
All Network and Syndicated Daytime Talk Shows and News Programs 

ABC’s “The View” averaged 2.587 million Total Viewers, 402,000 Women 25-54 and 272,000 Women 18-49, during the week of May 6, 2019, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.

“The View” posted increases on the previous week (w/o 4/29/19) in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+1% – 2.587 million vs. 2.562 million), Women 25-54 (+6% – 402,000 vs. 379,000) and Women 18-49 (+3% – 272,000 vs. 264,000).   

Season to date, amongst all network and syndicated daytime talk shows and news programs (24 Total), “The View” (2.835 million) ranks No. 4, trailing only “Dr. Phil” (4.170 million), “Ellen” (3.096 million) and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (2.987 million).

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, Live + SD Current Week (w/o 5/6/19), Previous Week (w/o 4/29/19) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/7/18). Most Current: 2018-2019 Season Broadcast Networks (9/24/18–5/12/19) and Syndication (9/4/18–5/5/19). Averages based on regular telecasts.

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ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Premiere Upsets NBC’s ‘The Voice’ on Monday Night

Quick Take for Monday, May 13, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Premiere Upsets NBC’s ‘The Voice’ on Monday Night

ABC Monday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 4.0 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):
Featuring the season premiere of “The Bachelorette,” ABC ranked No. 1 on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.0/5), tying “The Voice”-led NBC (1.0/4). ABC’s “The Bachelorette” premiere upset NBC’s “The Voice” and ranked as Monday’s No. 1 TV series among Adults 18-49 (1.3/6-tied w/ Fox’s “911” finale). The ABC unscripted show was also Monday’s highest-rated series with Adults 18-34, key Women (W18-34/W18-49), Men 18-34 and Teens 12-17.

  • From 8:00-10:00 p.m. ABC’s “The Bachelorette” beat NBC’s “The Voice” head-to-head in the 2-hour time period by 18% with Adults 18-49 (1.3/6 vs.1.1/5) and doubled “The Voice” among Adults 18-34 (+100% – 1.2/7 vs. 0.6/4). “The Bachelorette” posted a 9-week high for ABC in the 2-hour time slot among young adults – since 3/11/19. Editors, please note:  ABC’s “The Bachelorette” year-ago premiere did not face “The Voice,” premiering two weeks later on 5/28/18.



Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 5/13/19.

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ABC Doubles Its Sunday Competition With ‘American Idol’ as the No. 1 Show

Quick Take for Sunday, May 12, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Doubles Its Sunday Competition With ‘American Idol’ as the No. 1 Show

‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Draws Its Biggest Audience Since Early March

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Improves on Its Year-Ago Finale by 22% in Total Viewers

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.9 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
ABC dominated Sunday night among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), doubling its nearest competitors(+100% over NBC, CBS and Fox tied at 0.5/2). In fact, the Net marked its 5th consecutive week as the No. 1 broadcaster in all 4 hours of Sunday’s prime time among Adults 18-49, with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.0/5), “American Idol” (1.1/5) and the season finale of “Shark Tank” (0.8/3). ABC stood as the most-watched network overall on Sunday for the 3rd week in a row (5.9 million). ABC’s “American Idol” topped the evening among Adults 18-49, ranking as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment series for the 11th week in a row(on each telecast this season). “Idol” also finished as Sunday’s No. 1 most social program in broadcast prime time with 1.3 million total interactions.

  • In the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” grew week to week by 6% in Total Viewers (5.6 million vs. 5.3 million) and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 vs. 0.9/5), marking its most-watched original telecast since the beginning of March – since 3/3/19.



  • Airing from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ABC’s “American Idol” rose from its week-earlier preliminary Fast Affiliate average by 6% in Total Viewers (7.1 million vs. 6.7 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.1/5). Editors, please note: ABC’s “American Idol” aired live across the U.S., so pre-prime viewing in the Pacific Time Zone is not yet included in the Fast Affiliate averages. Last Sunday’s telecast grew by 768,000 Total Viewers and by 1-tenth of an Adult 18-49 rating point, with the inclusion of the pre-prime viewing in the National Live + Same Day ratings released by Nielsen on Tuesday.

  • At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s “Shark Tank” season finale led its hour among Adults 18-49 (0.8/3) by 33% over CBS’ “NCIS: LA” (0.6/3) and by 100% over NBC’s “Good Girls” (0.4/2). “Shark Tank” grew week to week by 8% in Total Viewers (3.9 million vs. 3.6 million) and by 14% in Adults 18-49 (0.8/3 vs. 0.7/3). “Shark Tank” improved on its year-ago season finale by 22% in Total Viewers and held even in Adults 18-49 (3.2 million and 0.8/3 on 2/25/18).

                            
Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/12/19.

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ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Schooled’ Season Finales Score Gains on Wednesday

Quick Take for Wednesday, May 8, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)      

ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ and ‘Schooled’ Season Finales Score Gains on Wednesday

ABC Wednesday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.4 million and 0.8/4 in AD18-49): 
Featuring season finales of its Wednesday comedies, ABC’s delivery grew 13% week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.8/4 vs. 0.7/4) to a 4-week highon the night – since 4/10/19.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs” built week to week by 4% in viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.5 million) and by 10% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/5 vs. 1.0/5), scoring its most-watched telecast in 2 months – since 3/13/19.



  • At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “Schooled” grew over the prior week in Total Viewers (+7% – 3.9 million vs. 3.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/4 vs. 0.8/4), tying its biggest audience since January– since 1/30/19. In addition, the ABC freshman comedy improved its half-hour from the year-ago night(vs. “Alex, Inc.” on 5/9/18 = 3.0 million and 0.7/3) by 30% in Total Viewers and by 29% in Adults 18-49.

  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family” moved up to No. 1 in its half-hour among Adults 18-49 (1.0/5-tie). “Modern Family” rose 5% week to week in viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.2 million) and held even with Adults 18-49 (1.0/5).



  • At 9:30 p.m., ABC’s “Single Parents” held even week to week in Adults 18-49 (0.7/3).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/8/19.

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ABC Prime Is No. 1 for the 3rd Straight Week With a Net-Leading 4 of the Top 10 Shows

Prime Time Rating Report for the Week of April 29, 2019      
(Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

ABC Ranks No. 1 in Prime Time for the 3rd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
and Generates Its Most-Watched Week Overall in Nearly 2 Months

ABC Posts a Net-Leading 4 of the Top 10 Shows in Adults 18-49
With the ‘NBA Playoffs on ABC’ Winning the Week

Week 32
During the week of April 29, 2019, ABC ranked No. 1 in prime time among Adults 18-49 (0.9/5), tying NBC with “The Billboard Music Awards” on Wednesday (0.9/5), while beating CBS and Fox by 29% each (0.7/3-tied). ABC marked its 3rd week in a row as the No. 1 broadcast net with Adults 18-49.

  • ABC’s prime-time delivery grew by double digits week to week in Total Viewers (+15% – 4.6 million vs. 4.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% – 0.9/5 vs. 0.8/4), scoring its most-watched week overall in nearly 2 months– since w/o 3/11/19.



Rankings: ABC delivered a network-leading 4 of the Top 10 broadcast shows in Adults 18-49, including the week’s No. 1 program with the Golden State-Houston NBA Playoff game:  “NBA Playoffs on ABC” – No. 1, “Grey’s Anatomy” – No. 6, while “American Idol” and “Station 19” tied at No. 7.
 
WEEK NO. 32:            ADULTS 18-49            TOTAL VIEWERS
            No.1   ABC  0.9            No.1  CBS       5,960,000
No.1   NBC  0.9           No.2  ABC      4,640,000
No.3   CBS   0.7            No.3  NBC      4,550,000
No.3   FOX  0.7            No.4  FOX       2,640,000
No.5   CW   0.2            No.5  CW          740,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings for week of 4/29/19. 
ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Lifts ABC to a Sunday Victory Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Quick Take for Sunday, May 5, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Wins Sunday Night Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

‘Idol’ Is Sunday’s No. 1 Broadcast Entertainment Series for the 10th Straight Week

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.7 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):
ABC posted another dominant Sunday victory among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), beating NBC by 43% (0.7/3), Fox by 67% (0.6/3) and CBS by 100% (0.5/2). In fact, for the 4th  straight week with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.9/5), “American Idol” (1.1/5) and “Shark Tank” (0.7/3), ABC finished as the No. 1 broadcaster in all 4 hours of Sunday’s prime timeamong Adults 18-49. ABC was also the most-watched network overall on Sunday for the 2nd week running (5.7 million).

  • ABC’s “American Idol” won the night among Adults 18-49, ranking as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment series for the 10th week in a row(on each telecast this season).



Editors, please note: ABC’s “American Idol” aired live across the U.S., so pre-prime-time viewing in the Pacific Time Zone is not yet included in the Fast Affiliate averages. Last Sunday’s telecast jumped by 860,000 Total Viewers and by 2-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point with the inclusion of the pre-prime viewing in the National Live + Same Day ratings released by Nielsen on Tuesday, which emerged as “Idol’s” most-watched telecast this season and 2nd highest number with young adults.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/5/19.

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ABC’s TGIT Crossover Elevates ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ on Thursday

May 3, 2019

Quick Take for Thursday, May 2, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC’s TGIT Crossover Elevates ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ on Thursday

ABC’s ‘Grey’s’ Grows by Double Digits to Its Biggest Audience in 5 Weeks

ABC’s ‘Station 19’ Spikes to Its Best Performance Since October

ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.3 million and 1.0/5 in AD18-49):
With its Thursday lineup returning after the prior week’s preemption for NFL Draft coverage opposite a “Big Bang”-fueled CBS (just two weeks away from the top-rated comedy’s series finale), ABC ran in a virtual tie with CBS for No. 1 in Adults 18-49 (1.0/5 vs. 1.1/5) as a TGIT crossover between “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19” boosted both shows. The Net’s younger-skewing lineup won Thursday in Adults 18-34 with “Grey’s” as the No. 1 TV showUp by double digits from two weeks ago in viewers (+15%) and young adults (+11%), ABC marked its most-watched Thursday overall in almost 6 months – since 11/15/18.

  • At 8:00 p.m. opposite CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” rose over its last telecast by 11% in Total Viewers (6.9 million vs. 6.2 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/7 vs. 1.3/7), drawing its biggest audience in 5 weeks – since 3/28/19. “Grey’s” stood as the night’s No. 2 TV show to “The Big Bang Theory” among Adults 18-49 (tied w/”Young Sheldon”).



  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Station 19” won its hour by 20% among Adults 18-49 (1.2/6) over CBS’ comedies (“Mom”/”Life in Pieces” = 1.0/4). Delivering some of its strongest-ever lead-in retention out of “Grey’s” (93%/86%), “Station 19” shot up from its last telecast by 33% in Total Viewers (6.4 million vs. 4.8 million) and by 50% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6 vs. 0.8/4) for its best performance since October (since 10/11/18) and its 2nd highest numbers this season.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/2/19. 

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