February 22, 2019



A strong night for GREY’S ANATOMY.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY jumped 0.3 from last week’s low to 1.7, and A MILLION LITTLE THINGS gained 0.1 to 1.1.  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, however, lost 0.1 to a series low 0.5.

CBS:  Returning from a rerun week, THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.3 to 2.3, and YOUNG SHELDON was down 0.2 to 1.8.  MOM rose 0.2 from last week to 1.3, and FAM was up 0.1 to 0.9.  SWAT slipped 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  THE TITAN GAMES (1.1), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.8) and WILL & GRACE (0.7) were all steady, and SVU gained 0.1 to 0.9.

FOX;  GOTHAM (0.6) and THE ORVILLE (0.7) held at last week’s numbers

CW:  With an 0.2 lead-in from a rerun of CHARMED, LEGACIES dropped 0.2 from its last new episode to a series low 0.2.

NBC airs back-to-back episodes of THE BLACKLIST tonight.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Thursday cable programs. Thursday broadcast finals will be added Monday morning, the final delay associated with the Presidents Day holiday. Next national holiday to delay ratings deliveries: Memorial Day on Monday May 27.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."