TV Ratings: 'The Good Place' Grows on Thursday

The absence of baseball gives few other series any lifts.
'The Good Place'

CBS topped Thursday primetime by all measures, though no series saw any same-day improvement from the prior week. With only the NFL Network coverage of the Atlanta-Tampa game to contend with, few broadcast series were up on Thursday night. Perhaps a TV hangover from the 40-plus tuning into the conclusion of the World Series the night before.

The Big Bang Theory still topped all, down to a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 — but still earning a massive 13.9 million viewers. The Great Indoors moved down to a 1.7 rating in the key demo in its second episode, while Mom and Life in Pieces each earned a same-day score of a 1.3 rating in the key demo.

Pure Genius may have a problem at 10 p.m. In its second episode, the drama was already down to a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 — easily losing the hour to ABC and NBC competition.

NBC had the advantage of NFL preemptions in Tampa and Atlanta, but still posted a solid showing without any inevitable downward adjustments. Between steady episodes of Superstore (1.2 adults) and Chicago Med (1.6 adults), The Good Place rose two-tenths of a point to a 1.4 rating in the key demo. The Blacklist wrapped the night with a 1.3 rating.

Grey's Anatomy (2.1 adults), Notorious (0.8 adults) and How to Get Away With Murder (1.1 adults) were steady on ABC — as were Legends of Tomorrow (0.6 adults) and Supernatural (0.7 adults) on the CW.