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[11/03/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Gives CBS a Boost
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/2/17):

CBS (9.945 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to a relocated "The Big Bang Theory" (14.133 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by the formal premieres of "Young Sheldon" (13.290 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Mom" (9.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Life in Pieces" (7.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "SWAT" (7.473 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Second place then went to ABC (5.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.342 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T3), "Scandal" (4.928 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.623 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13).

Next up was NBC (4.405 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its fall finales to "Superstore" (3.511 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "The Good Place" (3.039 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Will & Grace" (5.596 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Good News" (2.726 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Chicago Fire" (5.778 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals to "Gotham" (2.716 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "The Orville" (3.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.585 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night with "Supernatural" (1.819 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) and "Arrow" (1.352 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 10/23/17)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Arrow
-9.09% - The Good Place
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-16.67% - The Orville
-16.67% - Superstore
-16.67% - Will & Grace
-30.00% - Good News

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - SWAT (vs. Pure Genius)
+41.18% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+38.46% - Mom
+37.50% - Scandal (vs. Notorious)
+15.38% - Life in Pieces
+12.50% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)
+11.11% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-6.25% - Will & Grace (vs. Chicago Med)
-10.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-14.29% - Grey's Anatomy
-16.67% - Superstore
-18.18% - How to Get Away with Murder
-23.08% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist)
-28.57% - Arrow (vs. Supernatural)
-28.57% - The Good Place
-56.25% - Good News (vs. Chicago Med)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.6/4; "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 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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 Indoors" (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 Indoors
-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 Indoors (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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