Thursday TV Ratings 4/8/21: Rebel Off to Modest Start, Law & Order Shows See Big Drops but Remain Strong, United States of Al Steady (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: After a monstrous crossover event, it was inevitable that 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.9) and the second episode of 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.8) would suffer steep declines. While the two programs fell by nearly 50% in the A18-49 demographic, they remain stronger than a good majority of broadcast dramas. 'SVU' in particular is still well above the 0.6s and 0.7s it was posting before the crossover. Earlier in the night, 'Manifest' (0.5) shed a tenth-and-a-half from its week-ago premiere (0.65). On ABC, 'Station 19' (0.7) lost a tenth as 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.9) held even. The latter led into the series premiere of Katy Sagal drama 'Rebel' (0.5). The Sagal series performed a good bit better than last week's 'A Million Little Things' (0.39) but that's still far from an encouraging starting point. CBS was steady across the board with comedies 'Young Sheldon' (0.7), 'United States of AI' (0.6), 'Mom' (0.6), and 'B Positive' (0.4). 10pm drama 'Clarice' (0.3) ticked up at the tail-end of the lineup. Fox's 'Last Man Standing' (0.4) moved to the 9pm slot for its final stretch of episodes but couldn't seem to benefit from the stronger 'Hell's Kitchen' lead-in (0.7). 'The Moodys' (0.3) remained in dismal territory at 9:30. 'Walker' (0.2) inched down on the CW and led into a stable 'Legacies' (0.1).

Finals Update: Station 19 (+0.1), Young Sheldon (+0.1) and B Positive (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMStation 190.79/54.87ABC

Young Sheldon0.75/56.95CBS

Hell's Kitchen0.71/64.63Fox


Walker0.16/11.03The CW
8:30 PMUnited States of Al0.64/45.38CBS
9 PMLaw & Order: SVU

Grey's Anatomy


Last Man Standing0.41/32.22Fox

Legacies0.13/10.51The CW
9:30 PMB Positive0.47/33.80CBS

The Moodys0.27/21.14Fox
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime0.82/64.84NBC

Rebel (Series Premiere)0.48/43.65ABC


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