Thursday TV Ratings, 4/23/20: ’Will & Grace’ Drops For Final Episode, ’NFL Draft’ Leads



Here are the final broadcast ratings for Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Photo Credit: Chris Haston/NBC

Preliminary Analysis: NBC's 'Will & Grace' (0.5) bowed out for the second time on NBC, down a tenth from last week. Although leagues below its original 2006 series finale (8.4), it at least managed not to hit a new low. It led into a 9:30pm retrospective (0.5) and the 21st season finale of 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.7). 'SVU' was even week-to-week and with its year-ago finale. There was brighter news in the 8pm hour as both 'Superstore' (0.7) and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (0.6) were steady with last week and both up a notch from their year-ago closers (0.6 & 0.5).

ABC preempted their regular Thursday lineup in favor of the 'NFL Draft' (1.6). It effortlessly trumped last year's result (1.1) and was well above what a normal 'Station 19' would do.

CBS's 'Man with a Plan' (0.6) and 'Broke' (0.6) each lost a tenth as their lead-ins (0.6/0.6) went into repeat mode. Fox's 'Last Man Standing' (0.6) held steady at its low, leading into more encores (0.5/0.3). The CW had another helping of 0.1s with stable 'Katy Keene' and 'In the Dark'.

Finals Update: The 'NFL Draft' (1.4, -0.2) adjusted down while 'Man with a Plan' (0.7, +0.1) and 'Last Man Standing' (0.7, +0.1) adjusted up.

Time
Show
18-49 Rating/
Share
Viewers
(mil)
Channel 
8 PM
NFL Draft 2020
1.4/7
5.69
ABC

Last Man Standing
0.7/3
4.14
FOX

Superstore (F)
0.7/3
3.01
NBC

Young Sheldon (R)
0.6/3
5.75
CBS

Katy Keene 
0.1/0
0.48
CW
8:30
PM
Man With a Plan
0.7/3
5.84
CBS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (F)
0.6/3
2.24
NBC

Last Man Standing (R) 
0.5/2
2.83
FOX
9 PM
Mom (R) 
0.5/2
4.84
CBS

Will & Grace (SF)
0.5/2
3.14
NBC

Mental Samurai (R) 
0.3/1
1.51
FOX

In the Dark
0.1/0
0.39
CW
9:30 PM
Broke
0.6/3
4.78
CBS

Will & Grace
Retrospective 
0.5/2
2.97
NBC
10 PM
Law & Order: SVU (F)
0.7/3
3.69
NBC

Tommy
0.5/2
4.62
NBC

(R) = Repeat

(F) = Finale

(SF) = Series Finale

Share this

Related Posts

Previous
Next Post »