Primetime Ratings Thursday: 'Law & Order' Duo Paces NBC

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NBC had the top score in Thursday’s prime, with the Law & Order double bill garnering a healthy audience. NBC earned a 0.6 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. That beat CBS’s 0.5/4. 

Manifest lost 20% for a 0.4 on NBC and Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime both got a 0.7, SVU level and Organized Crime up a tenth. Both Law & Order shows will share Thursdays with newbie Law & Order: For the Defense next season. 

CBS had multiple season finales. The closer for Young Sheldon shot up 40% to 0.7 and United States of Al grew 50% to 0.6. Mom’s series finale grew 17% to 0.7 and the B Positive season finale posted a flat 0.5. Clarice scored a level 0.3. 

ABC posted a 0.4/3. Two Grey’s Anatomy reruns led into Rebel, which lost 40% without a fresh lead-in for a 0.3.

Fox, Telemundo and Univision all scored a 0.3/2. Fox had a Name That Tune rerun before Last Man Standing scored a 0.3 and Let’s Be Real a 0.2, the comedies flat. 

On Telemundo, Exatlón Estados Unidos did a 0.3, as did La Suerte De Loli and Buscando A Frida. All three were level with last week. 

Univision had Liga MX across prime. 

The CW scored a 0.1/1. Walker got a 0.1, as did Legacies. Both stayed flat. 

Michael Malone

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.