Univision’s ‘La Rosa de Guadalupe’, CBS’ ‘Young Sheldon’ Top Thursday Ratings; ‘30 Rock’ Special Gets Sampled

Univision’s La Rosa de Guadalupe was Thursday’s top-rated show in primetime among adults 18-49 (Live+Same Day), scoring a 0.6 rating in the demo, along with 1.63 million viewers. It helped the Spanish-language network tie with ABC for the overall win in 18-49 on a night that also included NBC’s 30 Rock special and the season finale of Fox’s Labor of Love.

ABC’s game-show trio all suffered slips last night, with Holey Moley (0.5, 3.39M) and To Tell the Truth (0.4, 2.93M) both off a tenth and newcomer Don’t (0.5, 2.66M) dipping two-tenths after it was last week’s top-rated show.

Univision’s night also included Médicos (0.4, 1.36M) and a Chivas-Club America soccer game (0.4,1.21M).

NBC aired its one-hour 30 Rock: A One-Time Special, which returned the cast from Tina Fey’s acclaimed sitcom that ran on the network from 2016-2013 to promote the launch of new NBCUniversal streamer Peacock. The special, which ran without commercials, was preempted in more than half of the country by NBC affiliate stations, so the fast nationals, 0.4 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers, reflect viewing in about 40% of the U.S. and local programming in the rest of the markets. The special is believed to have done well in New York where the original series — set in the Big Apple — was particularly popular.

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The special, used as a promotional tool for the Peacock launch, is available on Peacock and will be rebroadcast tonight on NBCU cable network USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY and CNBC

Meanwhile, Fox’s Thursday featured a fresh episode of Celebrity Watch Party (0.3, 1.39M), steady with last week, and Labor of Love (0.2, 980,000), which wrapped its eight-episode run with numbers that were even with last week and its season averages.

The CW’s lineup included the premiere of Killer Camp (0.1, 520K), one of the network’s alternative pickups for the summer. The horror whodunnit competition series originally aired on ITV2 in the UK.

CBS aired an all-repeat lineup but was still the night’s most-watched network, led by Young Sheldon (4.1 million), the No. 1 program of the night in total viewers.

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