Thursday TV Ratings: ‘Disney Family Singalong’ Special Slays the Competition

Disney Family Singalong

Looks like Thursday night television audiences needed a little singing to get them through our current stay-at-home situation — ABC’s Disney Family Singalong, featuring stars like Luke Evans, Ariana Grande, Josh Gad, and Darren Criss (above), proved that feel-good TV will bring the viewers. The special brought in a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.30 million viewers, easily making it the top program for the night.

In second place for total viewers was CBS’s Young Sheldon, which slipped a little from last week’s season high (10.06) but was the second-highest viewership this season. Reaching second place in the 18-49 demo was Station 19, moving into its new 9 pm timeslot (vacated now that Grey’s Anatomy has wrapped up its season).

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From that 'High School Musical' reunion to Ariana Grande's 'Hercules' number and Beyoncé's showstopper.

Here’s the breakdown for Thursday, April 16, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Disney Family Singalong (ABC) 2.6 10.30
Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.0 9.32
Last Man Standing (Fox) 0.6 3.82
Superstore – R (NBC) 0.6 2.71
Katy Keene (CW) 0.1 526,000
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.7 6.57
Last Man Standing – R (Fox) 0.5 2.69
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 0.6 2.21
9 p.m. Station 19 (ABC) 1.3 6.99
Mom (CBS) 0.8 7.12
Will & Grace (NBC) 0.6 2.45
Mental Samurai – R (Fox) 0.4 1.66
In The Dark (CW) 0.1 411,000
9:30 p.m. Broke (CBS) 0.7 5.58
Indebted (NBC) 0.4 1.56
10 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.7 4.01
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 0.6 3.05
Tommy (CBS) 0.5 5.20