ABC Tops Thursday With Its Biggest Audience on the Night in Over 4 Months

ABC Tops Thursday With Its Biggest Audience on the Night in Over 4 Months

March 22, 2019

Quick Take for Thursday, March 21, 2019
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Tops Thursday With Its Biggest Audience on the Night in Over 4 Months

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Is Thursday’s No. 1 Show, Gaining Viewers for the 2nd Week

‘Station 19’ Jumps Week to Week to Deliver Its Most-Watched Telecast of 2019

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ABC Thursday Prime Time (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.2 million and 0.9/4 in AD18-49):
Featuring “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19” and “For The People,” ABC stood as the most-watched TV network on Thursday(5.2 million) and took a strong second in Adults 18-49 to CBS’ NCAA Basketball Tournament coverage (0.9/4 vs. 1.0/5). Adding viewers week to week (+4%), ABC marked its most-watched Thursday overall in just over 4 months (5.2 million) – since 11/15/18.

  • At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” finished as Thursday’s No. 1 TV show in both Total Viewers (6.9 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/7), and gained overall viewers for its 2nd straight week (+5%). It was the ABC drama’s 2nd consecutive week as Thursday’s top-rated TV show in Adults 18-49.


  • At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Station 19” ranked No. 1 in its hour with Total Viewers (5.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.9/4-tie). Rising by double digits week to week against the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Total Viewers (+13%) and Adults 18-49 (+11%), “Station 19” drew its largest audience of 2019 and matched its top young adult number.
  • At 10:00 p.m. after building on its season premiere the prior week, ABC’s “For The People” held steady week to week in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.3 million) and remained even in Adults 18-49 (0.5/3), attracting the ABC sophomore drama’s 2nd largest audience this season.   


Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 3/21/19. 

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