Thursday TV Ratings: ‘Grey’s’ & ‘Young Sheldon’ Split Night, ‘Broke’ Has Solid Debut

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A young genius and the medical professionals from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital ruled Thursday night in broadcast television. Young Sheldon, the prequel to The Big Bang Theory, hit a season high in total viewers with nearly 10 million viewers. In the 18-49 demo, the comedy slipped to second behind ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, which drew a 1.4 rating.

The night also saw the premiere of Pauley Perrette’s new sitcom, Broke, which held on to most of its Mom lead-in for a strong first showing. That strong performance in the 9:30 p.m. time slot may have helped CBS’s 10 p.m. entry, Tommy, nab a series high in total viewers with 5.51 million. Also in that 10 o’clock hour, ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder began airing its final six episodes and also hit a season high and its highest total viewers numbers since its November 15, 2018 episode.

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Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, April 2, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.3 9.99
Station 19 (ABC) 1.1 7.29
Last Man Standing (Fox) 0.7 4.10
Superstore (NBC) 0.7 3.29
Katy Keene – R (CW) 0.1 413,000
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.9 7.13
Last Man Standing – R (Fox) 0.6 2.79
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 0.5 2.20
9 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.4 7.13
Mom (CBS) 1.0 7.62
Will & Grace – R (NBC) 0.3 1.51
Mental Samurai – R (Fox) 0.5 1.88
Legacies – R (CW) 0.0 254,000
9:30 p.m. Broke (CBS) 0.9 7.05
Indebted (NBC) 0.3 1.35
10 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.6 3.51
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 0.6 3.03
Tommy (CBS) 0.6 5.51