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[10/28/16 - 08:56 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with New Lineup
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/27/16):

CBS (8.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) held onto the top spot on Thursday with the debut of its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.406 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "The Great Indoors" (9.249 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Mom" (7.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Life in Pieces" (6.372 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "Pure Genius" (6.617 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

ABC (5.288 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.001 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2), "Notorious" (3.814 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.051 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was NBC (5.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its combination of "Superstore" (4.153 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "The Good Place" (3.891 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), "Chicago Med" (6.836 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "The Blacklist" (5.492 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.133 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Rosewood" (3.357 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Pitch" (2.910 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

And finally on The CW (1.759 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.768 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Supernatural" (1.750 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Superstore
+22.22% - The Good Place
+16.67% - Chicago Med
+9.09% - The Blacklist
+4.76% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 10/17/16)
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Rosewood (vs. 10/13/16)
0.00% - Pitch (vs. 10/13/16)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - Supernatural
-11.11% - Notorious

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - The Blacklist (vs. The Player)
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Originals)
+30.00% - Superstore (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+29.41% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Repeat))
+25.93% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. Thursday Night Football Pre-Game)
+20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+10.00% - The Good Place (vs. Heroes Reborn)
-6.67% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-27.27% - Pitch (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-33.33% - How to Get Away with Murder
-38.46% - Rosewood (vs. Bones)
-54.55% - The Great Indoors (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-63.64% - Mom (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-65.22% - Notorious (vs. Scandal)
-65.91% - Life in Pieces (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-72.73% - Pure Genius (vs. Thursday Night Football)

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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/29/15):

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

CBS (12.772 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its coverage of the "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (9.972 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (13.332 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

ABC (6.861 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its annual telecast of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (6.550 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5) followed by originals from "Scandal" (7.770 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (6.262 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4).

Next up was FOX (5.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its crossover between "Bones" (6.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "Sleepy Hollow" (4.564 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up new episodes of "Heroes Reborn" (3.933 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "The Blacklist" (6.909 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "The Player" (3.862 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.240 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "The Originals" (1.095 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Sleepy Hollow
+18.92% - Thursday Night Football
+8.33% - Bones
+7.14% - The Blacklist
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
0.00% - The Originals
-8.00% - Scandal
-9.09% - Heroes Reborn
-10.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-12.50% - The Player
-12.90% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+117.82% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Various)
+87.50% - The Blacklist (vs. Bad Judge/A to Z)
+37.50% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Gracepoint)
0.00% - Bones
-9.09% - Heroes Reborn (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-20.00% - The Originals (vs. Reign)
-23.33% - Scandal
-28.57% - The Vampire Diaries
-33.33% - How to Get Away with Murder
-34.15% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-36.36% - The Player (vs. Parenthood)

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," 2.1/7, delayed by an NFL overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/4, delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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" (1.2/5, 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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