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Ratings: Young Sheldon Opens Final Season With 45-Month (!) Audience High, Ghosts Hits Series High

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Young Sheldon final-season premiere was Thursday’s most-watched show while tying lead-out Ghosts for the nightly demo win.

CBS | Young Sheldon (with 7.99 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating per Nielsen finals, average TVLine reader grade “A-“; read post mortem) opened its farewell run with its largest audience since Jan. 20, 2022 April 30, 2020 (its Season 3 finale), while matching its previous season’s demo average. Ghosts (7.05 mil/0.7, reader grade “A-“; read ghost mortem) hit a series high in audience while matching its previous season’s demo average. So Help Me Todd (4.9 mil/0.4, reader grade “A-“; read post mortem) returned a bit up in audience and steady in the demo.

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THE CW | Leading out of Conners reruns (that averaged 480K and a 0.1), Son of a Critch (370K/0.1) and Children Run Everything (290K/0.0) were both up in aduience.

ABC | Truth & Lies: The Doomsday Project averaged 2.2 mil and a 0.2.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.

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