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Preliminary Ratings: Thursdays 01/26/2017

CBS and NBC did ABC and The CW a favor by going "all-repeat: as their shows return from winter hiatus. The Both ABC and The CW have not aired original episode of their Thursday series for two to two and a half months and The CW is debuting a new series on the night.

ABC easily sweeps the night, with its three dramas, winning every hour of the night. GREY'S ANATOMY drew the night's best numbers, with 9.5 million viewers and a 2.6 rating in Adults 18-49. that is up 1.5 million viewers and 18% in the demo, from its fall finale, in mid November. SCANDAL bows in for the first time this season, but its 77 million viewers and 2.1 demo rating is a loss of 1.8 million viewers and 20% in the demo from its GREY'S lead in. The drama is on par from last year's winter premiere and up from the season finale, last may.

THE CW had a relatively good night, coming in third in the A18-34 demo and also tying NBC in the A18-49 demo. SUPERNATURAL, now airing an hour earlier, is on par with its fall finale, collecting 1.7 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in Adults 18-49. The new series, RIVERDALE, based on the ARCHIE comic book characters, held onto 82% in total viewers and only lost a tenth of a point in the A18-49 demo, from its lead in. That is better than either NO TOMORROW or FREQUENCY did in their premieres, last fall.

By default, FOX was the #2 network of the night, following ABC in both the A18-34 and the A18-49 demo. CBS still topped FOX in the older, A25-54 demo and in total viewers. Both cooking series pulled numbers comparable to last week's episodes.

Preliminary L+SD Network Averages:

Total viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
ABC 7.50 million 1.5 2.1 2.6
CBS 6.60 million 0.4 0.9 1.6
CW 1.60 million 0.5 0.6 0.6
FOX 3.10 million 0.6 1.0 1.3
NBC 3.00 million 0.3 0.6 0.9

Time Net Program P2* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8:00 ABC Greys Anatomy (WP) 9.50 1.9 2.6 3.1
9:00 ABC Scandal (WP) 7.70 1.5 2.1 2.5
10:00 ABC HTGAWM (WP) 5.40 1.2 1.5 2.1
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory [R] 9.30 0.8 1.6 2.5
8:30 CBS The Great Indoors [R] 7.10 0.5 1.2 1.9
9:00 CBS Mom [R] 6.70 0.4 0.8 1.5
9:30 CBS Life in Pieces [R] 6.30 0.3 0.7 1.4
10:00 CBS Pure Genius  5.20 0.3 0.7 1.2
8:00 CW Supernatural (WP) 1.70 0.5 0.6 0.7
9:30 CW Riverdale (SP) 1.40 0.4 0.5 0.5
8:00 FOX Hell's Kitchen  4.00 0.7 1.2 1.6
9:00 FOX My Kitchen Rules  2.20 0.4 0.8 1.0
8:00 NBC Superstore [R] 2.80 0.3 0.7 1.0
8:30 NBC Superstore [R] 2.40 0.4 0.7 0.9
9:00 NBC Chicago Med [R] 4.00 0.4 0.7 1.0
10:00 NBC The Blacklist [R] 2.50 0.2 0.5 0.7
* - viewers in millions

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