TV Ratings: 'Supernatural' Ends With 19-Month High

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
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The series finale of Supernatural drew its largest same-day audience in 19 months Thursday. Fox's primetime NFL broadcast hit a season high in total viewers, and ABC's Grey's Anatomy held steady in its second week.

The 1.38 million viewers for Supernatural were the most to watch the show's initial airing since April 2019. A series retrospective preceding the finale drew just under 1.2 million viewers, giving The CW its best 8-10 p.m. viewer average since February 2019. Both the special and the final episode drew 0.3 ratings among adults 18-49.

Thursday Night Football delivered 14.77 million viewers across Fox and the NFL Network, edging the Oct. 8 telecast (14.71 million) for its biggest audience of the season. The Seattle Seahawks' win over the Arizona Cardinals led primetime across the board, also scoring a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

At ABC, Grey's Anatomy posted a 1.3 in adults 18-49 and 5.96 million viewers, nearly identical to its premiere last week (1.3, 5.93 million). Station 19 (1.0, 5.66 million) came down some, and the premiere of A Million Little Things (0.7, 4.04 million) was down from its 2019 debut but on par with last season's averages.

CBS' B Positive (0.6 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers) and The Unicorn (0.5, 3.9 million) ticked up in the demo, while Young Sheldon (0.8, 7.3 million) and Mom (0.6, 5.07 million) were steady. NBC's Superstore (0.5, 2.28 million) was also even, while Law & Order: SVU (0.5, 2.95 million) declined slightly. Univision had an above-average night with its broadcast of the Latin Grammy Awards, which averaged 2.12 million viewers and a 0.7 in adults 18-49.

On cable, Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight recorded the biggest total audience of the night with 4.62 million viewers. After the NFL Network portion of the Thursday Night Football telecast (0.8), MTV's Jersey Shore Family Vacation had the top 18-49 rating at 0.5.

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