According to fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen, 1.77 million viewers tuned into the draft on ABC, which carried the first round live from Barclays Center in New York; ESPN simulcast the event and aired both the first and second rounds. But it wasn’t the night’s most-watched programming on the broadcast nets — that went to Young Sheldon at 3.40 million. A repeat of the canceled United States of Al was the night’s second most watched program at 2.66 million.
Only two series aired originals Thursday: MasterChef Junior on Fox and Walker on CW. The former unscripted show posted a 0.4 in 18-49, up nearly 38% from the previous week ,for its 9 p.m. airing. Walker, however, was down 9% to a 0.1 rating and 860,000 viewers.