TV Ratings: Ghosts, The Blacklist Eye Highs, Joe Millionaire Premieres OK

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The numbers for Thursday night are in, and it was a good night for CBS.

Young Sheldon returned with 7.2 million viewers and a 0.7 rating, posting a season high in total viewers.

In fact, all of the CBS shows on the night managed season highs in total viewers.

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B Positive (4.8 million/0.4 rating, United States of Al (5.4 million/0.5 rating), Ghosts (6.2 million/0.6 rating), and Bull (4.6 million/0.4 rating) were all up.

Over on NBC, The Blacklist picked up some steam, drawing 3.4 million viewers and a 0.4 rating.

Law & Order: SVU (4 million/0.6 rating) was steady with its midseason return, while Organized Crime (3.2 million/0.5 rating) dipped.

FOX had the highly anticipated premiere of Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer.

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it managed 3 million viewers and a 0.4 rating, a middle-of-the-road performance.

It could survive at these levels if it can maintain, but time will tell.

ABC's limited series event, Women of the Movement, launched with 3.1 million viewers and a 0.4 rating -- not far off what Grey's and Station 19 have been doing on the night.

Let the World See closed out the night for the network at 2.7 million viewers and a 0.4 rating.

The surge in total viewers is welcome news for CBS.

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The broadcast networks have been losing ground, so it's rare to see an uptick.

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