Week 2 of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19 (1.2 demo rating, 5.83 million viewers) grew on Thursday night in the demo compared to previous week’s 9-11 PM launch (1.2 vs. 1.1) – a rare feat for debuting show. The new drama took the No. 1 spot at 9 PM, and clocked ABC’s biggest overall crowd in the timeslot since Premiere Week.
Network’s move of Scandal (0.8, 3.76M) to 10 PM, however, dropped that Washington-set drama to a new series low in the age bracket. CBS took the 10 PM timeslot with S.W.A.T. (0.9, 5.34M) in both metrics, though it shared the demo win with NBC’s Chicago Fire (0.9, 5.26M) which tied its season low in the 18-49 age bracket.
CBS’ The Big Bang Theory (2.4, 12.94M) was No. 1 on the night in the demo and total viewers, though demo-wise it hit a series low. Big Bang beat its combined Big Four competition in the 8 PM half hour in total viewers.
At 8:30 PM, spinoff Young Sheldon (2.0, 11.69M) similarly slipped by 1/10th in the demo, but handily won the slot in the age bracket, while beating combined Big Four competition in viewers.
On NBC, comedies Superstore (0.8, 2.94M), AP Bio (0.6, 2.10M), Will & Grace (0.9, 3.73M) and Champions (0.5, 1.92M) handed in season lows.
CW’s Supernatural (0.7, 2.0M) returned from a two-week hiatus with a Scooby Doo crossover and jumped in the demo by 2/10th compared to its most recent original, to match its season best. Arrow (0.4, 1.14M) held steady.
CBS (1.4, 8.363M) took the night in the demo and total viewers. ABC (1.2, 5.53M) came in No. 2 in both metrics, followed by NBC (0.8, 3.54M). Fox (0.7, 2.43M) had held steady with Gotham (0.7, 2.38M) at 8 PM, followed by Showtime at the Apollo (0.6, 2.48M), ahead of CW (0.5, 1.57M).