8:41am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Superstore' Builds For 4th Straight Episode
Superstore grew its total audience for the fourth consecutive episode, while The Big Bang Theory stayed atop the non-sports heap Thursday, despite declining.
The 3.42 million viewers for Superstore are a season high for the show, and its 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 is steady for the sixth week in a row. The 8 p.m. show is NBC's most consistent and top-rated comedy in the Thursday block. Will & Grace ticked up week to week to 0.7, while The Good Place (0.8) and I Feel Bad (0.4) were even with their last outings. Law & Order: SVU aired a rerun.
The Big Bang Theory's crossover via videotape with Young Sheldon didn't draw any extra viewers in, with a 2.1 in the 18-49 demo; Big Bang was down 0.2 vs. a week ago but still easily the top-rated scripted show of the night. Young Sheldon also dipped by 0.2, Mom (1.2) rose a tenth of a point and Murphy Brown (0.8) and SWAT (0.7) were steady.
Fox's Thursday Night Football telecast drew a 8.0 household rating in metered markets, down from 10.2 the same week a year ago. A lopsided game between two smaller-market teams (the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars) didn't help matters.
Following A Charlie Brown Christmas (1.2), The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition premiered to a 0.7 on ABC. Last season's aborted outing scored a 0.8 for its one and only episode.
The CW's Supernatural (0.5) and Legacies (0.4) each tied season highs in adults 18-49.
Fox's 2.2 rating (pending updates) in the 18-49 demo topped second-place CBS (1.2) by a point. ABC finished third at 0.9, followed by NBC, 0.6, and The CW, 0.4.