ABC Ties as Thursday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49 With Its Strongest Performance

ABC Ties as Thursday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49 With Its Strongest Performance on the Night Since November
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Returns to Rank as Thursday’s No. 1 Show

Midseason Returns of ‘Station 19’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Match Season Highs

ABC Thursday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.5 million Total Viewers and 1.0/8 in AD18-49):

Driven by its “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy” winter crossover event, ABC stood as Thursday’s No. 1 network among Adults 18-49 (1.0/8), tying NBC and Univision.

ABC scored its strongest Thursday night in both Total Viewers (6.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.0/8) since November – since 11/11/21 and 11/18/21, respectively.

“Station 19” (8:00-9:00 p.m. – 6.9 million Total Viewers and 1.1/8 in AD18-49):

With its first telecast since December, the midseason return of “Station 19” built over its winter finale (on 12/16/21) by 22% among Adults 18-49 (1.1/8 vs. 0.9/7) to match its highest-rated telecast this season. In addition, “Station 19” grew by 10% in Total Viewers (6.9 million vs. 6.3 million) to deliver its biggest audience since its September season premiere – since 9/30/21.

ABC’s “Station 19” ranked as the No. 1 series in Thursday’s 8 o’clock hour with Adults 18-49 (1.1/8), beating the season premiere of NBC’s “Law & Order” by 10% (1.0/8).

After seven days of viewing across linear and digital platforms, the midseason return of “Station 19” grew to 8.5 million Total Viewers and a 1.8 rating in Adults 18-49.

“Grey’s Anatomy” (9:00-10:01 p.m. – 7.2 million Total Viewers and 1.4/11 in AD18-49):

With its first original telecast in 10 weeks, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” returned to rank as Thursday’s No. 1 show among Adults 18-49 (1.4/11), leading its nearest competition on the night by 17% (NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” = 1.2/9).

The midseason return of “Grey’s Anatomy” soared over its winter finale (on 12/16/21) by 27% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/11 vs. 1.1/8) to tie its season high.

After seven days of multiplatform viewing, the midseason return of “Grey’s Anatomy” grew to 9.7 million Total Viewers and hit a 2.7 rating in Adults 18-49 – more than 3x its initial Live+Same Day rating (0.8 rating) after just seven days.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+7 Day Program Ratings and ABC Multiplatform+7 Day Ratings for 2/24/22.

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