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Preliminary Ratings: Thursday 04/14/2016

With Back-to-back episodes of GREY'S ANATOMY, ABC takes the Thursday night ratings. The veteran drama scored an average of 8 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in Adults 18-49, over the two hours. With BIG BANG airing an encore, that make GREY'S the #1 show of the night. THE CATCH didn't do anything to capitalize on the stronger lead in, losing 9% in the A18-49 demo, from last week's rating.

The long running FOX drama BONES returned from its winter hiatus, finishing third in the hour, topping NBC's STRONG, in the 8 PM hour. This is on par with the fall finale, back in early December. The new series, AMERICAN GRIT is a bust from the start. Losing nearly half of the total viewers from BONES. I did hold the A18-34 demographic, but dropped 112% in the A18-49 demo and 23% in the A25-54 demo.

For CBS, placing second on the night, the comedies were very consistent through the night. all four shows posted a 0.8 rating in Adults 18-34 and a 1.5 rating in the A18-49 demo. A good sign for THE ODD COUPLE, who is fighting for a third season renewal.

NBC's new Thursday night lineup didn't do much to change the outcome in the ratings. The 8 PM hour, with STRONG, is extremely weak and the new 10 PM drama lost nearly 40% of its A18-49 demographic lead in. Both new shows were last in the A18-34 demographic, by a Big 4 network.

Preliminary L+SD Network Averages:

Total viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
ABC 6.90 million 1.4 1.8 2.2
CBS 6.40 million 0.7 1.3 1.9
CW 1.60 million 0.4 0.6 0.7
FOX 3.40 million 0.6 0.9 1.2
NBC 4.60 million 0.5 1.0 1.4

Time Net Program Viewers* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 8.10 1.8 2.2 2.6
9:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy 7.80 1.8 2.2 2.6
10:00 ABC The Catch 4.80 0.7 1.0 1.4
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory [R] 8.50 0.8 1.5 2.3
8:30 CBS The Odd Couple 7.20 0.8 1.5 2.2
9:00 CBS Mom 7.50 0.8 1.5 2.3
9:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 6.30 0.8 1.5 2.2
10:00 CBS Rush Hour 4.30 0.5 0.9 1.3
8:00 CW Legends of Tomorrow 2.00 0.5 0.7 0.8
9:00 CW The 100 1.10 0.3 0.4 0.5
8:00 FOX Bones (P) 4.40 0.6 0.9 1.3
9:00 FOX American Grit (SP) 2.40 0.6 0.8 1.0
8:00 NBC Strong 3.20 0.4 0.8 1.1
9:00 NBC The Blacklist 6.60 0.7 1.3 1.9
10:00 NBC Game of Silence 4.00 0.4 0.8 1.1
* - in millions

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