TV Ratings: United States of Al and Young Sheldon Rise, Blacklist Dips

In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ entire Thursday slate grew in audience with ABC’s drama slate taking the week off.

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In addition to adding viewers, Young Sheldon (6.9 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating) and United States of Al (4.9 mil/0.5) rose in the demo as well, while Ghosts (5.6 mil/0.5), B Positive‘s soft reboot (4.1 mil/0.4, TVLine reader grade “B-“) and Bull (4.2 mil/0.3) all held steady.

Fox’s Thursday Night Football (13 mil/3.2) was up sharply from last week’s preliminary numbers.

Elsewhere, NBC’s The Blacklist (2.7 mil/0.3) dipped leading into L&O reruns…. The Season 2 premiere of The CW’s Walker (940K/0.1, TVLine reader grade “A-“) was steady with its freshman finale (though down from its Season 1 averages of 1.3 mil/0.2), while Legacies (390K/0.1) added some eyeballs week-to-week.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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