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[10/07/16 - 08:55 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Hold Onto Top Spot
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/6/16):

CBS (7.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its coverage of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.727 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "Thursday Night Football" (8.050 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

ABC (5.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.305 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Notorious" (4.595 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.747 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Next up was NBC (6.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "Superstore" (5.198 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "The Good Place" (4.979 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Chicago Med" (6.899 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "The Blacklist" (6.386 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.682 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Rosewood" (3.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "Pitch" (3.598 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with its annual "iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1" (0.998 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Good Place
+12.50% - Rosewood
+9.09% - The Blacklist
+8.33% - Superstore
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Pitch
-4.17% - Grey's Anatomy
-9.09% - Notorious
-22.22% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 9/22/16)
-41.86% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 9/22/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Blacklist (vs. The Player)
+16.67% - The Good Place (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+9.52% - Grey's Anatomy
+8.33% - Superstore (vs. Heroes Reborn)
0.00% - Pitch (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-4.55% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-13.33% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-26.47% - Thursday Night Football
-30.77% - Rosewood (vs. Bones)
-38.10% - How to Get Away with Murder
-40.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 (vs. The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
-61.54% - Notorious (vs. Scandal)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household averages were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by an NFL overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 ratings were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," delayed by an NFL overrun. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," delayed by an NFL overrun.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/8/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (10.769 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) kept its win streak alive with new editions of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (8.499 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "Thursday Night Football" (11.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1).

ABC (7.991 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with week three of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.055 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Scandal" (8.723 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (7.196 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4).

Next up was NBC (5.238 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and originals from "Heroes Reborn" (4.392 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "The Blacklist" (6.948 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "The Player" (4.375 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.571 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (5.782 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "Sleepy Hollow" (3.361 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

And finally, The CW (1.146 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.366 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "The Originals" (0.927 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - Sleepy Hollow
0.00% - The Player
-7.14% - Scandal
-8.70% - Grey's Anatomy
-8.70% - How to Get Away with Murder
-16.67% - The Blacklist
-25.00% - Heroes Reborn
-29.03% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-32.00% - Thursday Night Football

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.43% - The Blacklist (vs. Bad Judge/A to Z)
+11.11% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Gracepoint)
0.00% - Heroes Reborn (vs. The Biggest Loser)
0.00% - The Originals (vs. Reign)
-10.53% - Thursday Night Football
-12.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-12.50% - Grey's Anatomy
-13.33% - Bones
-13.33% - Scandal
-14.29% - The Vampire Diaries
-30.77% - The Player (vs. Parenthood)
-32.26% - How to Get Away with Murder

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/7, delayed by an NFL overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4, delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4, delayed by an NFL overrun). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3, delayed by an NFL overrun).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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