Thursday TV Ratings 5/27/21: iHeartRadio Music Awards Collapse, Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 Crash to New Lows, SVU and Organized Crime Also Slip (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Back from a hiatus that lasted over 2 years, the 'iHeartRadio Music Awards' ceremony (0.4) was down over 50% from the last time it appeared in March 2019 (0.9). Considering how long it was off the air and the general trajectory of award shows, this steep decline should come as no surprise. On ABC, 'Station 19' (0.6) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.6) were down two-tenths apiece, with the dramas each hitting a new series low. 'Rebel' (0.4) admirably held steady at 10, even as 'Station' and 'Grey's' declined. CBS's 'United States of Al' (0.4) was once again the sole original in a sea of reruns, shedding a tenth from last week. 'States' matched its 'Young Sheldon' repeat lead-in (0.4) and led into encores of 'Mom' (0.4), 'B Positive' (0.3), and 'Clarice' (0.2). 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.6) and 'Organized Crime' (0.6) each lost a tenth on NBC. Earlier in the night, a 'Red Nose Day'-themed edition of 'The Wall' (0.4) performed about the same as the average 'Manifest' in the 8pm slot. The CW went with repeats of 'Walker' (0.1) and 'Legacies' (0.1).

Finals Update: 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.7, +0.1), 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.7, +0.1), 'Station 19' (0.7, +0.1), the 'iHeartRadio Music Awards' (0.5, +0.1), 'The Wall' (0.5, +0.1), and repeats of 'Young Sheldon' (0.5, +0.1) and 'B Positive' (0.4, +0.1) adjusted up. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMStation 190.66/54.59ABC

2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards0.47/31.85Fox

Young Sheldon (R)0.464.25CBS

The Wall: Red Nose Day Special0.46/32.84NBC

Walker (R)0.080.50The CW
8:30 PMUnited States of Al0.43/34.06CBS
9 PMGrey's Anatomy 0.71/44.33ABC

Law & Order: SVU0.67/44.38NBC

Mom (R)0.353.24CBS

Legacies (R)0.050.30The CW
9:30 PMB Positive (R)0.352.64CBS
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime0.60/44.04NBC


Clarice (R)0.191.34CBS
(R) = repeat

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