Many networks opted for a night off from new episodes for Halloween night. What were the TV ratings like for Mysteries Decoded, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.
CBS and The CW opted for a night of reruns and specials. Meanwhile, FOX had a night of football. How did all the ratings hold up on Halloween night? Here’s a look at the TV ratings for Mysteries Decoded, Grey’s Anatomy, and more.
Let’s start with the football, with the 49ers at the Cardinals. As expected, it won the night, pulling in 10.19 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the demo. CBS opted for a full night of reruns, yet managed to win the night in the total audience, with Young Sheldon‘s first episode pulling in 5.76 million.
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ABC had a relatively bad night with all three of its shows seeing a dip in the ratings. Grey’s Anatomy was down 18% in the demo, despite winning in the demo with a 1.1. rating. It was also down 6.7% in the total audience. The dips for A Million Little Things also saw relatively large drops, losing 18% of its demo and 5.5% in the total audience.
NBC had a better night. While Superstore lost 11% of its demo, it was up 10% in the total audience. Perfect Harmony, The Good Place, and Will & Grace all saw decent ticks up, with The Good Place winning the night in uptick percentage in the total audience and Will & Grace winning in the demo.
The CW opted for a special at 8 p.m. It may have been a better choice to opt for Supernatural, since the ratings were relatively low at 0.97 million and a 0.2 rating. However, Mysteries Decoded‘s vampire special was up a good amount from its previous episode, (11% in the demo and 17% in the total audience). We’re still waiting on word on a renewal for the mystery-focused series, but these ratings offer some positivity.
How to Get Away with Murder continues its slump. Losing 16% of its demo, it’s was the lowest-rated across the whole night except for The CW. Even the reruns were either higher or at the joint low. The total audience may have only lost 0.5%, but it was down at 2.23 million, one of the lowest of the whole night.
NBC did see an uptick with Law & Order: SVU in both metrics, while also winning the timeslot. It will be interesting to see how the ratings go when all shows are back next Thursday.
Check out the full Thursday TV ratings to see how your favorite TV shows performed.
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