Thursday September 30th TV reviews: Season 18 premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy”

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Dun-whore’-dun! In latest TV show ratings, NBC’s three-hour shows Law and Order: SVU/Organized crime block broke ABC’s drama premieres on Thursday night both in the total number of viewers and in the demo.

SVU (read recap) opened NBC’s night with 4.7 million total viewers and a demo rating of 0.8 (drop a few eyes from last week’s two-hour premiere). Organized crimeHer dual pump then made 4.3 mil / 0.7 and 4.1 mil / 0.7 (read recap), both up from her first in sophomore year.

On ABC, meanwhile, Station 19 returned to 4.8 mil and 0.7 (TVLine “B-” reader rating), down from its previous averages and flirting with its production lows (4.5 mil / 0.7). Grey’s Anatomy (4.6 mil / 0.7, reader rating “B”) was also down from its previous averages and flirted with its own series lows (4.3 mil / 0.7). Lower the ABC average for the night, Big sky baptized its new time slot with 3.1 mil and 0.4 (reader rating “A-“), down a notch from its freshman averages and on par with what we did Rebel was doing in the time slot.

NBC average for the night: 4.4 mil / 0.7. ABC: 4.2 mil / 0.6. (Note: For the next two weeks, NBC will open Thursday with SVU reruns, until The blacklist appears on October 22.)

Elsewhere, CBS ‘ The price is right anniversary special made 3.8 mil / 0.5… and awaiting adjustment due to what I’m guessing to be sports preemptions, The CW’s Coroner (750K / 0.1) and The outpost (570K / 0.1) are currently on the rise.

COMING NEXT THURSDAY: Young Sheldon, a very special United States of Al, the new comedy Ghosts and Taurus on CBS, and Thursday night football launches its last Fox race.

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Live + Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not not reflect the overall performance of a show, taking into account the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, as well as out-of-home viewing. Rather, these numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless they are designated as finals) are meant to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!


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