Thursday TV Ratings 9/29/22: So Help Me Todd Has Modest Start, Young Sheldon Hits New Low as Ghosts Builds On It, Law & Order Shows Slip, Hocus Pocus Strong (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: CBS's 'Young Sheldon' (0.51) began season six with a new series low and declined by almost 30% from last year's return (0.70). At 8:30, 'Ghosts' (0.55) began season two by growing from 'Sheldon' and topping the evening altogether. This rating was just a single hundredth below its series premiere from 2021 (0.56) and proves that the sophomore sitcom has plenty of life in it. But the good will from 'Ghosts' did not translate into ratings magic at 9 as 'So Help Me Todd' (0.37) lost over 30% of its lead-in and only managed to place third in its hour. At 10, 'CSI: Vegas' (0.27) dropped down to a new low for its first episode of its second season. It was a bit of a bloodbath on NBC as 'Law & Order' (0.49, -0.11), 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.53, -0.16), and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.49, -0.13) all lost large chunks of their premiere ratings from the crossover event that took place a week prior. Fox's 'Hell's Kitchen' (0.39) premiered with a new series low, and the season two premiere of 'Welcome To Flatch' (0.18) shed over 50% of that already modest rating. 'Call Me Kat' (0.20) did its best to build from 'Flatch' at 9:30 but was unable to get very far. On ABC, 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' (0.48, +0.01) grew by a hundredth and led into a solid showing of 90's Halloween film 'Hocus Pocus' (0.42). The CW had the 1-hour finale of 'Bump' (0.05/0.04) and the 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.04, -0.01).

Finals Update: 'So Help Me Todd' (+0.1) and 'Ghosts' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Hocus Pocus' (-0.1), 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (-0.1), and the 8:30 episode of 'Bump' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMYoung Sheldon (P)0.51/46.88CBS

Law & Order0.49/44.48NBC

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune0.48/43.72ABC

Hell's Kitchen (P)0.39/31.89Fox

Bump0.05/00.24The CW
8:30 PMGhosts (P)0.55/46.46CBS

Bump (F)0.04/00.16The CW
9 PMLaw & Order: SVU0.53/44.68NBC

Hocus Pocus0.42/32.52ABC

So Help Me Todd (Series Premiere)0.37/34.82CBS

Welcome to Flatch (P)0.18/10.82Fox

Great Chocolate Showdown (F)0.04/00.30The CW
9:30 PMCall Me Kat (P)0.20/21.20Fox
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime0.49/43.64NBC

CSI: Vegas (P)0.27/23.19CBS
(P) = premiere
(F) = finale

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