Thursday Overnights: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Station 19’ Crossover Resonates on ABC

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.2/ 9, ABC: 4.1/ 7, Fox: 2.3/ 4, ABC: 2.0/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 1
Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +35, ABC: +21, CBS: – 5, ABC: -41, CW: -44
Ratings Breakdown:
CBS, as always, topped the Thursday overnights thanks to “The Big Bang Theory” (#1: 8.5 rating/16 share at 8 p.m.). But only three original episodes are left. The remainder of evening on CBS – “Young Sheldon” (#1: 6.9/12 at 8 p.m.), “Mom” (#1: 5.3/ 9 at 9 p.m.). “Life in Pieces” (#1: 4.8/ 8 at 9:30 p.m.) and “S.W.A.T.” (#1: 3.6/ 7 at 10 p.m.) – was at typical Thursday overnight levels.
ABC featured a crossover between veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” (#2: 5.5/10 at 10 p.m.) and spin-off “Station 19” (#2: 4.8/ 8), which both resonated in the overnights. But sophomore “For the People” did not benefit at a third-place 3.2/ 6 at 10 p.m. Chances of a third season for “Station 19” now seems like a sure thing.
In season premiere news, perennial CW benchwarmer ‘iZombie” returned with a modest 0.6/ 1 in households at 8 p.m., which led into a series low 0.4/ 1 for freshman drama “In the Dark” at 9 p.m.
In the specials department was the “2019 Miss USA Pageant” on Fox at a modest 2.3/ 4 from 8-10 p.m. NBC, meanwhile, was at usual Thursday overnight levels as follows:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (crossover with “Station 19”): 5.5/10 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 8.5/16 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “2019 Miss USA”: 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CW – “iZombie” (season premiere)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (crossover with “Station 19”): 5.3/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 6.9/12 (#1)
NBC – “A.P. Bio”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “2019 Miss USA”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CW – “iZombie” (season premiere): 0.5/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19” (crossover with “Grey’s Anatomy”): 4.7/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “2019 Miss USA”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CW – “In the Dark”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19” (crossover with “Grey’s Anatomy”): 4.8/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 3.7/ 6 (#12)
NBC – “Abby’s”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
Fox – “2019 Miss USA”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “In the Dark”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “For the People”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.5/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “For the People”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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