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Primetime Ratings: Drama Growth Paces ABC to Win

ABC won the ratings race Thursday, putting up a 1.3 in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 5 share. Grey’s Anatomy did a flat 1.7, Scandal grew 8% to 1.4 and The Catch went up 17% to 0.7. 

CBS was next at 1.2/5, as Big Bang Theory did a 2.4, The Great Indoors a 1.2, Mom a 1.3 and Life in Pieces a 1.1; all were level with their last original airings. The Amazing Race then did a 0.7, down from a 0.9 and 0.8 double hour last week. 

NBC rated a 0.8/3. A new Superstore slipped 11% to 0.8, Chicago Med did a flat 1.0 and Blacklist a 0.8. Two hours of Blacklist the week before did a 0.9 and 0.8. 

Fox scored a 0.6/2. MasterChef Junior fell 30% to 0.7, and Kicking and Screaming slid 17% to 0.5. 

The CW weighed in at 0.4/1, with Supernatural at 0.5 and Riverdale at 0.3, both flat. 

Among Spanish-language nets, Telemundo had a 0.8/3 and Univision a 0.6/2. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.