8:35am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Station 19' Jumps With 'Grey's Anatomy' Crossover
Station 19 scored its second-best ratings of the season on Thursday thanks to a crossover with parent show Grey's Anatomy.
The crossover propelled the spinoff to a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 (vs. 0.8 for its last outing) and 6.38 million viewers, about 1.5 million more than Station 19's last episode two weeks ago. The show came in just below the series highs of 1.3 and 6.54 million viewers set in October 2018 — also for a crossover episode.
Grey's (1.4, 6.9 million) also improved a bit. At 10 p.m., For the People held at 0.5 in adults 18-49 for the fourth straight episode.
Fox's broadcast of the Miss USA competition improved a bit year to year with a 0.7 and 2.96 million viewers, up from 0.6 and 2.38 million in 2018.
CBS' The Big Bang Theory topped Thursday's broadcast ratings with a 1.8 in adults 18-49 (even with last week's series low) and 12.17 million viewers (up about 3 percent). Young Sheldon (1.4), Life in Pieces (0.8) and SWAT (0.7) all matched their week-ago numbers, and Mom improved a little to 1.1 in the 18-49 demo.
Four of NBC's five shows bounced back from lows opposite the NFL Draft last week, led by Superstore's 0.9 (up 0.2) in the 18-49 demo. AP Bio (0.5), Abby's (0.4) and Law & Order: SVU (0.8) rose a tenth of a point each, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine was steady at 0.5.
The final season of iZombie premiered with a 0.2 on The CW, in line with its 2018 performance. In the Dark slipped to 0.1.
CBS led the night with a 1.1 average in adults 18-49, beating ABC's 1.0. Fox was next at 0.7, followed by NBC, 0.6; Telemundo, 0.5; Univision, 0.4; and The CW, 0.2.