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June 8, 2021

ABC Is Thursday’s No. 1 Network in Total Viewers With Night’s Top 2 Shows

Season Finales of ‘Station 19’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Deliver Week-to-Week Gains


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ABC Thursday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.8 million and 0.9/7 in AD18-49):
Driven by the season finales of “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC ranked as Thursday’s most-watched network (5.8 million) in the Live+3 Day numbers, leading runner-up NBC by 7% (5.4 million). In fact, ABC stood as the night’s No. 1 network for the 3rd consecutive week in Total Viewers.


ABC delivered Thursday’s Top 2 programs in Total Viewers with “Grey’s Anatomy” (6.8 million) and “Station 19” (6.2 million), respectively. In addition, “Grey’s Anatomy” was the night’s No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49 (1.3/9).


·       The season four finale of “Station 19” grew over the prior week by 5% in Total Viewers (6.2 million vs. 5.9 million) and by 11% among Adults 18-49 (1.0/7 vs. 0.9/7).


·       The season 17 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” built week to week by 10% in Total Viewers (6.8 million vs. 6.2 million) and by 8% with Adults 18-49 (1.3/9 vs. 1.2/9).


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 6/3/21. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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