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Primetime Ratings Thursday: ABC Wins as ‘Grey’s’ Returns

Station 19 on ABC
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ABC had the winning score in Thursday’s prime. President Biden was on at the start of prime, his address on COVID going for about 20 minutes. ABC had a 0.8 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. In second were CBS and Fox at 0.5/3. 

ABC had a 0.8 with the president’s address. Station 19 got a 0.8 and Grey’s Anatomy a 0.9, both down a tenth upon their return. A Million Little Things grew 20% to 0.6.

CBS also had a 0.8 in the Biden half hour. Young Sheldon lost 22% for a 0.7 and B Positive posted a flat 0.6. Mom dropped 29% to 0.5 and Clarice lost a tenth for a 0.3. 

On Fox, the presidential address rated a 0.5. Hell’s Kitchen lost 14% for a 0.6. Call Me Kat got a 0.5, then Last Man Standing a 0.4. The comedies were level with last week.  

Univision got a 0.4/2. It had the presidential address at 0.4 and Te Acuerdas De Mi up 33% to 0.4 then La Hija Del Embajador at a level 0.3. 

NBC and Telemundo scored a 0.3/2. NBC had the president at 0.5, then Superstore down a tenth at 0.3 and a Law & Order: SVU repeat. Dateline NBC lost 50% for a 0.2. 

Telemundo had Exatlon Estados Unidos at a flat 0.3 and La Suerte De Loli down 33% to 0.2, then Buscando A Frida a flat 0.3. 

The CW scored a 0.2/1. Walker grew 50% to 0.3 and Legacies notched a flat 0.1. 

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.