Thursday TV Ratings 9/30/21: Grey’s Anatomy Ties Series Low in Premiere, Station 19 and Big Sky Return Steady, Law & Order: SVU Leads the Night (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: It was a rather disastrous premiere Thursday for ABC as 'Station 19' (0.7) and 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.7) returned well over 40% below their year-ago openers (1.22/1.35). In the 10pm  hour, 'Big Sky' (0.4) was three-tenths behind its November 2020 debut but matched its May finale (0.40). All three dramas tied their series lows, leaving them little room to drop from here. The lackluster performances on the alphabet network left a steady edition of NBC's 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.8) free to become the highest-rated broadcast of the evening. 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.7) gained a tenth after last week's middling return. CBS got solid results out of a pair of 'Young Sheldon' repeats (0.4/0.4) and a 50-year anniversary 'Price is Right' special (0.5). The network will unveil its new comedy block next week. Fox had encores of freshmen dramas 'The Big Leap' (0.2) and 'Our Kind of People' (0.2). 'Coroner' (0.1) and 'The Outpost' (0.1) did not budge on the CW.

Finals Update: Station 19 (+0.1) and Grey's Anatomy (+0.1) adjusted up. Law & Order: SVU (-0.1) and The Outpost (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMLaw & Order: SVU0.73/64.66NBC

Station 19 (P)0.76/65.04ABC

Young Sheldon (R)0.44/33.73CBS

The Big Leap (R)0.21/20.84Fox

Coroner0.07/10.55The CW
8:30 PMYoung Sheldon (R)0.38/33.26CBS
9 PMGrey's Anatomy (P)0.77/54.77ABC

Law & Order: Organized Crime0.67/54.12NBC

The Price is Right Celebrates 50 Years0.5/33.80CBS

Our Kind of People (R)0.17/10.68Fox

The Outpost0.03/00.32The CW
10 PMBig Sky (P)0.37/33.13ABC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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