TV Ratings: 'Young Sheldon' Ties Season High Thursday, NFL Improves

'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Station 19' also improve, and 'Thursday Night Football' lands on top.
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Young Sheldon tied its season high for adults 18-49 Thursday. Lead-in The Big Bang Theory and ABC's Station 19 also improved week to week.

Young Sheldon earned a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo for CBS, up slightly week to week and tying its best mark of the season so far. The Big Bang Theory rose two tenths of a point to 2.3; Mom (1.2), Murphy Brown (0.8) and SWAT (0.7) all held steady.

Thursday Night Football improved for Fox, despite a lopsided game in which the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 52-21.The game's 10.5 household rating in metered markets is up 28 percent vs. a week ago and 12 percent over the same night last year, when TNF was on NBC.

At ABC, Station 19 scored a four-week high with a 1.0 and also grew its total audience. Grey's Anatomy (1.6) and How to Get Away with Murder (0.7) matched their week-ago numbers.

NBC's Superstore (0.9), The Good Place (0.8) and Law & Order: SVU (0.9) were all even; the two comedies were up week to week in total viewers, with Superstore (3.3 million) scoring its biggest audience since March. A Voice clip show posted a 0.7 at 9 p.m. Supernatural and Legacies each slipped a tenth to 0.3 on The CW.

Fox led the demo race for the night with a 3.3 rating, pending updates for its live NFL broadcast. CBS, 1.2, edged ABC, 1.1, for second place. NBC averaged 0.8 and The CW 0.3.