Class is back in session as CBS’ Young Sheldon returns to top Thursday, besting a couple of premieres and primetime mainstays.
Returning from the holiday break into the new year, CBS’ entire comedy slate rose from previous episodes. Young Sheldon earned a 0.7 rating int he 18-49 demo and 7.20 million viewers, up in both counts from a previous episode in December (0.6, 6.79).
In the fall, Young Sheldon would typically be the best-performing non-sport program, as Fox would win the night with Thursday Night Football. However, Fox opted instead for the two-hour premiere of Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer (0.4, 1.67M), allowing Young Sheldon to win the night overall.
Going head-to-head with Joe Millionaire from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. was the premiere of Women of The Movement on ABC (0.4, 2.97M). Both premieres tied with the latest episode of The Blacklist (0.4, 3.44M).
As the night went on, CBS comedies United States of Al (0.5, 5.35M) and Ghosts (0.6, 6.22M) also rose from previous episodes. Ghosts topped its hour, besting Law & Order: SVU (0.6, 3.96M).
Every hour of Thursday primetime belonged to CBS, save for 10-11 p.m. Law & Order: Organized Crime (0.5, 3.22M) won the final hour of the night, topping Bull (0.4, 4.60M) and Let the World See (0.4, 2.68M).
Overall, a strong night for CBS, which saw the season premiere of The Amazing Race the night before.
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