Primetime Ratings: CBS Grabs Win With Comedies

ABC’s dramas, ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ down on the night

CBS took Thursday’s ratings title, as its comedies gave the network a clear win. CBS did a 1.6 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. Next up was ABC at 1.2/5.

CBS had Big Bang Theory at 2.6 and Young Sheldon at 2.2, both shows up a tenth of a point from last week, then Mom at a flat 1.5 and Life in Pieces north 9% to 1.2. Drama SWAT closed out prime up 11% for a 1.0.

ABC’s dramas were down. Grey’s Anatomy fell 15% to 1.7 and Scandal too dipped 15% to 1.1, before How to Get Away With Murder dropped 18% for a 0.9. Scandal and Murder enjoyed a crossover stunt last week.

NBC was at 1.1/4, with Superstore up 22% to 1.1, A.P. Bio at a flat 0.8 and Will & Grace doing a level 1.1, then the premiere of comedy Champions a 0.8. Drama Chicago Fire was up 18% to 1.3.

Fox rated a 0.6/3. Gotham was down 13% for a 0.7 and Showtime at the Apollo rated a flat 0.6.

The CW did a 0.5/2 with Supernatural off 17% to 0.5 and Arrow at a level 0.4.

Univision scored a 0.5/2. Telemundo rated a 0.4/2.