Ratings: 9-1-1 Grows With ABC Move, Gives Time Slot a 2-Year Audience High

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Young Sheldon was Thursday’s most-watched show, while ABC’s 9-1-1 and Grey’s Anatomy led the night in the demo.

ABC | 9-1-1 christened its new network with 4.93 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (per Nielsen finals), improving on its average Season 6 audience while rock-steady in the demo. (In fact, it looks to be 9-1-1‘s biggest audience since 6×10.) The first responders drama also improved 26% and 20% on what Station 19 did in the Thursday leadoff spot last season, giving the ABC time slot its largest audience in a little over two years (since Feb. 24, 2022). TVLine readers gave the 9-1-1 season opener an average grade of “A-.”

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Enjoying a beefier lead-in, Grey’s Anatomy (3.6 mil/0.6, TVLine reader grade “B”) improved on its previous averages (3.3 mil/0.4), while Station 19 (2.8 mil/0.4, TVLine reader grade “A”) — now closing out Thursday nights, with its farewell run — hit and matched series lows.

CBS | Facing stiffer competition, Young Sheldon (6.5 mil/0.5), Ghosts (5.5 mil/0.5) and So Help Me Todd (4.2 mil/0.4) each dropped a handful of eyeballs, though Todd rose in the demo.

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NBC | Law & Order (4.2 mil/0.4, readers gave Tony Goldwyn’s debut as the new DA a “B”) dropped some eyeballs, SVU (4.7 mil/0.5) was steady and Organized Crime (3.4 mil/0.3) dipped in the demo.

FOX | Next Level Chef (1.8 mil/0.3) ticked down, Farmer Wants a Wife (1.8 mil/0.2) held steady.

THE CW | Son of a Critch (349K/0.1) and the Children Ruin Everything season finale (239K/0.1) each added some eyeballs.

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