TV Ratings Report: Grey's Anatomy Returns Strong as Young Sheldon Sinks Without TBBT

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Grey's Anatomy is still a force in the broadcast ratings. 

Grey's Anatomy Season 16 Episode 1 logged 6.5 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating amog adults 18-49. 

These numbers are right on par with Grey's Anatomy Season 15's average, proving that this show will outlive us all. 

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A Million Little Things Season 2 followed with 5 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating, matching its series high in the demo. 

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How to Get Away with Murder's sixth and final season launched with 2.5 million total viewers and 0.6 rating, right on par with its spring average. 

Over on CBS, Young Sheldon took a hit leading off the night, garnering 8 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, coming in well below its season 2 average (11.1 million/1.7 rating).

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The Unicorn launched with 6 million viewers and a 0.8 rating, retaining a decent chunk of its Young Sheldon lead-in. 

Mom returned down some with 6.2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating, providing a weak launching pad for Carol's Second Act (6 million/0.7 rating). 

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Evil launched with a not so stellar 4.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. All things considered, this is not a bad start. 

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There was nothing unusual to report for Superstore (2.9 million/0.8 rating), The Good Place (2.4 million/0.7 rating), and Law & Order: SVU (3.7 million/0.7 rating), which were all on par with their spring averages.  

The CW went with two episodes of The Outpost (0.6 million/0.1 rating). 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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