ABC’s drama Rebel got off to a decent start Thursday, pulling in ratings on par with A Million Little Things‘ season average in the time period. NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and L&O: Organized Crime each came down quite a bit from last week’s crossover-fueled highs but still led their respective hours.
CBS’ United States of Al grew in its second week, and ESPN got solid ratings from the first round of The Masters golf tournament.
Rebel, starring Katey Sagal and created by Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff, drew 3.65 million viewers and a 0.48 rating among adults 18-49. That’s in line with the Thursday averages for A Million Little Things (3.3 million and 0.51) earlier in the season. Station 19 (4.87 million viewers, 0.79 in 18-49) and Grey’s Anatomy (4.83 million, 0.9) ticked up in viewers and were steady in the 18-49 demographic.
SVU (4.89 million, 0.9) fell significantly from its multi-year highs of last week but was still well ahead of its season average. Organized Crime did the same, but as with last week, retained nearly all of its lead-in’s audience in scoring 4.84 million viewers and a 0.82 in the key ad demo. Manifest (3.15 million, 0.48) slipped in its second week.
At CBS, United States of Al was up with its second episode, drawing 5.38 million viewers and 0.64 in the demo (vs. 5.31 million and 0.58 for its premiere). Young Sheldon (6.95 million, 0.75) and Mom (4.93 million, 0.62) also improved, while B Positive (3.8 million, 0.47) and Clarice (2.57 million, 0.26) were fairly steady.
The Moodys (1.14 million, 0.27) got a slight bump from pairing with Last Man Standing (2.22 million, 0.41) on Fox. The CW’s Walker (1.03 million, 0.16) hit season lows, but Legacies (510,000, 0.13) was up a little from its last episode.
First round coverage of The Masters averaged 2.3 million viewers for ESPN, up from 2.21 million for the 2020 event (which took place in November, seven months later than usual) and down a modest 7 percent from 2019’s 2.48 million. Tucker Carlson Tonight was cable’s most watched show Thursday with 2.97 million viewers, while an NBA telecast on TNT (Clippers-Suns) led among adults 18-49 with a 0.43 rating.
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