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[11/04/16 - 09:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off NBC, ABC Among Adults 18-49
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 (11/3/16):

CBS (7.657 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on a competitive Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "The Great Outdoors" (8.303 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Mom" (7.025 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Life in Pieces" (5.962 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Pure Genius" (5.360 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

NBC (5.936 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its lineup of "Superstore" (4.047 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "The Good Place" (4.431 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Chicago Med" (7.423 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "The Blacklist" (6.146 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Next up was ABC (5.059 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.516 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Notorious" (3.621 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.043 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.069 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "Rosewood" (3.366 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "Pitch" (2.773 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.788 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) likewise served up fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.737 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Supernatural" (1.840 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - The Good Place
+16.67% - Supernatural
+14.29% - Chicago Med
+12.50% - Pitch
+8.33% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Notorious
0.00% - Rosewood
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-4.55% - Grey's Anatomy
-7.69% - Superstore
-8.33% - How to Get Away with Murder
-11.76% - The Big Bang Theory
-13.33% - Life in Pieces
-15.00% - The Great Outdoors
-18.75% - Mom
-25.00% - Pure Genius

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - The Blacklist (vs. The Player)
+75.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Originals)
+14.29% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+7.69% - The Good Place (vs. Heroes Reborn)
0.00% - Pitch (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-7.69% - Superstore (vs. Heroes Reborn)
-8.70% - Grey's Anatomy
-21.05% - The Big Bang Theory
-23.53% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-26.09% - The Great Outdoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-33.33% - Rosewood (vs. Bones)
-35.00% - Mom
-40.00% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-42.11% - How to Get Away with Murder
-65.22% - Notorious (vs. Scandal)

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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; 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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/5/15):

CBS (8.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday with its new lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.186 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "Mom" (8.391 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (7.209 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Elementary" (6.639 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

ABC (7.669 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) then shared in the demo crown with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.487 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2), "Scandal" (8.026 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (6.493 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

Next up was NBC (4.507 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Heroes Reborn" (3.954 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10), "The Blacklist" (6.346 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "The Player" (3.219 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.187 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Bones" (5.349 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and "Sleepy Hollow" (3.024 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.352 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "The Originals" (0.998 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on The CW (1.175 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Heroes Reborn
+20.00% - The Vampire Diaries
+9.52% - Life in Pieces (vs. 10/19/15)
+5.56% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - The Player
0.00% - The Originals
-4.17% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 10/22/15)
-6.67% - The Blacklist
-7.69% - Bones
-9.52% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 10/26/15)
-18.18% - Sleepy Hollow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Blacklist (vs. Bad Judge/A to Z)
+28.57% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Gracepoint)
+15.00% - Grey's Anatomy
+7.14% - Elementary
0.00% - Heroes Reborn (vs. The Biggest Loser)
0.00% - The Originals (vs. Reign)
-7.69% - Bones
-9.52% - The Big Bang Theory
-11.54% - Life in Pieces (vs. Mom)
-13.04% - Mom (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-14.29% - The Vampire Diaries
-20.69% - Scandal
-32.14% - How to Get Away with Murder
-50.00% - 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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.7/6 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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