The new seasons of “Station 19,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Big Sky” premiered on ABC Thursday, but NBC put up a good fight with “Law & Order” shows “SVU” and “Organized Crime.”
Due to a NFL preemption impacting NBC’s numbers in the Cincinnati area, we can’t quite call a primetime winner just yet. For now, according to Nielsen’s earliest-available data — which will adjust a bit — NBC is on top. Those rankings, once more, are subject to change when final numbers come out later on Friday.
Fox carried the “Thursday Night Football” game in the Jacksonville market. Otherwise, it aired just repeats.
Next week, Fox gets the national broadcast rights to those “TNF” games.
The CW carried New York Mets baseball in the No. 1 media market. Therefore, these numbers for The CW (and for Fox, for that matter), should be taken with a bit of a grain of salt as well.
NBC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 8 p.m. put up a 0.8 rating and 4.7 million total viewers. From 9 to 11, “Law & Order: Organized Crime” averaged a 0.7 rating and 4.2 million total viewers.
ABC was second in ratings with a 0.6 and in total viewers with 4.2 million. The “Station 19” Season 5 premiere at 8 posted a 0.7 rating and 4.8 million total viewers. At 9, the “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 18 premiere drew a 0.7 rating and 4.6 million total viewers. The “Big Sky” Season 2 premiere at 10 received a 0.4 rating and 3.1 million total viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.4 and in total viewers with 3.7 million. Following repeats, a “The Price Is Right” 50th anniversary special at 10 had a 0.5 rating and 3.8 million total viewers.
Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.2 and in total viewers with 892,000, airing all reruns.
The CW was fifth in ratings with a 0.1 and in total viewers with 627,000. “Coroner” at 8 had a 0.1 rating and 750,000 total viewers. At 9, “The Outpost” got a 0.1 rating and 504,000 total viewers.