8:30am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy'-'Station 19' Crossover Boosts Both Shows
The fall finales of Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 each scored their second-best ratings of the season Thursday, thanks in part to a crossover episode. Fox's Thursday Night Football, meanwhile, put up its best numbers of the season so far.
Grey's Anatomy drew a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, up 0.1 week to week. It's the second-best mark of the fall for the series, behind its season premiere (it had a season high in total viewers with 7.27 million). Station 19 rose two tenths of a point to 1.2, trailing only another Grey's crossover on Oct. 11. How to Get Away with Murder ended its fall run with an uptick to 0.8.
Thursday Night Football will likely end up with its biggest audience of the season on Fox. The game scored an 11.9 household rating in metered markets, the best for TNF in almost two years and up 27 percent from the same week in 2017. It was Fox's most-watched Thursday telecast in at least five years.
On CBS, Mom (1.3), Murphy Brown (0.9) and SWAT (0.8) all rose a little week to week, while The Big Bang Theory (2.3, topping all non-sports programming) and Young Sheldon (1.8) were steady.
Will & Grace (0.7) and Law & Order: SVU (0.8) each recorded series lows on NBC. Superstore (0.9), The Good Place (0.8) and I Feel Bad (0.5) were all even with their last episodes. Supernatural improved a tenth to 0.4 on The CW, and Legacies held at 0.3.
Fox led the night among adults 18-49 with a 3.4 rating, pending updates for its live NFL broadcast. CBS came in second with a 1.3, just ahead of ABC's 1.2. NBC averaged 0.8 and The CW 0.4.