ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy this Thursday drew 7.1 million total viewers and a 1.7 demo rating (per finals), slipping 5 percent and three tenths to its smallest audience since May 11 and matching its series low in the demo (most recently set 11 months ago).
It would be silly to infer causation, but the slippage did happen to come in the wake of Thursday’s big news that veteran cast members Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew are on their way out after Season 14.
Leading out of Grey’s, Scandal (4.7 mil/1.1) and HTGAWM (3.4 mil/0.9) respectively dipped one and two tenths from last week’s crossover event.
FOX | Gotham (2.41 mil/0.7) dipped to new series lows, while Showtime at the Apollo (2.4 mil/0.6) was steady.
THE CW | Supernatural (1.66 mil/0.5) and Arrow (1.28 mil/0.4) each added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.
CBS | Big Bang (13.9 mil/2.6) and Life in Pieces (7 mil/1.2) each ticked up a tenth, while Young Sheldon (12.5 mil/2.1) and Mom (9.3 mil/1.5) were steady. S.W.A.T. (5.9 mil/0.9) rose 11 percent and a tenth from last week’s lows.
NBC | Superstore (3.4 mil/1.0) gained a tenth, AP Bio (2.3 mil/0.7) was flat, Will & Grace (3.9 mil/1.0) dipped to new revival lows and Champions did 2.7 mil/0.7. Chicago Fire (6.2 mil/1.2) rose 9 percent and a tenth with its half of the P.D. crossover.