Thursday TV Ratings 4/2/20: Broke and Man With a Plan Premiere Solid, HTGAWM Ties Season High (UPDATED)

Well over four months after its fall finale, ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' (0.6) returned for its final stretch of episodes in decent fashion. This result was two-tenths higher than the ghastly 0.4 it posted in late November but a touch below how previous timeslot occupant 'A Million Little Things' the past two weeks. Earlier in the night, the alphabet network had a stagnant 'Station 19' (1.1) and a rising 'Grey's Anatomy' (1.4). 'Grey's' was also the top program of the night.

CBS also had positive news in the form of the series premiere of new comedy 'Broke' (0.9). Airing at 9:30, it lost just a tenth from its 'Mom' (1.0) lead-in, the latter rising to a season high. At 8, the return of 'Young Sheldon' (1.3) managed a new high as well but the fourth season debut of 'Man with a Plan' (0.9) settled at more mediocre levels. Meanwhile, 10pm drama 'Tommy' (0.6) inched up to a new series high.

Nielsen was a lot less kind to the other 3 networks as NBC's 'Superstore' (0.7) and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (0.5) shed two-tenths and a tenth respectively, likely hurt by the added comedy competition from CBS. Things were even more anemic in the 9pm hour as comedy dud 'Indebted' (0.3) merely matched its 'Will & Grace' repeat lead-in (0.3). The negative momentum continued on to the 10pm hour as 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.6) dropped a tick to match its season low.

Fox's 'Last Man Standing' (0.7) lost a tenth in the lead-off position and led into repeats of itself (0.5) and Rob Lowe's 'Mental Samurai' (0.5). Those encores were roughly in-line with how original episodes of 'Outmatched' and 'Deputy' would perform in the same slots.

The CW remained in repeat mode with 'Katy Keene' (0.1) and 'Legacies' (0.1). The 'Legacies' repeat was at a 0.0 in preliminary ratings but rose a tenth after finals to avoid that abhorrent data point.

Analysis by TVRG's Full Boyle.

Finals Update: The repeat of Legacies (+0.1) adjusted up. The repeat of Last Man Standing (-0.1) adjusted down.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMYoung Sheldon1.3/710.06CBS

Station 191.1/57.16ABC


Last Man Standing0.7/34.10Fox

Katy Keene (R)0.1/00.37The CW
8:30 PMMan With a Plan (P)0.9/47.01CBS

Last Man Standing (R)0.5/32.75Fox

Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.5/32.06NBC
9 PMGrey's Anatomy1.4/67.18ABC


Mental Samurai (R)0.5/21.82Fox

Will & Grace (R)0.3/21.49NBC

Legacies (R)0.1/00.26The CW
9:30 PMBroke (Series Premiere)0.9/57.07CBS

10 PMTommy0.6/35.35CBS

Law & Order: SVU0.6/33.53NBC

How To Get Away With Murder0.6/32.91ABC

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