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[11/10/17 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "Thursday Night Football"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/9/17):

NBC (8.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Thursday with the debut of its "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.913 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Thursday Night Football" (8.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) coverage.

CBS (9.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "Young Sheldon" (12.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Mom" (8.793 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.577 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "SWAT" (6.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its 300th episode of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) followed by "Scandal" (5.004 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.174 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.693 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "The Orville" (3.655 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And The CW (1.534 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) likewise rounded out the night with "Supernatural" (1.743 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Arrow" (1.325 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 10/26/17 on CBS)
+13.64% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 10/26/17 on CBS)
+5.56% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - The Orville
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Arrow
-8.33% - Young Sheldon
-16.67% - Mom
-20.00% - Life in Pieces
-23.08% - SWAT

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+73.61% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Various)
+61.54% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Superstore)
+42.86% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
+29.41% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+28.57% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)
+22.22% - Scandal (vs. Notorious)
+11.11% - SWAT (vs. Pure Genius)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - Mom
-14.29% - Life in Pieces
-16.67% - Arrow (vs. Supernatural)
-20.59% - The Big Bang Theory
-25.00% - How to Get Away with Murder

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," in rebroadcast, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 ratings were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in rebroadcast, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," delayed by an NFL overrun; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" was delayed by an NFL overrun.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/10/16):

CBS (7.677 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with new episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.222 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Mom" (7.078 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4), "Life in Pieces" (6.189 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Pure Genius" (5.331 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

The silver then went to NBC (6.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with its mix of "Superstore" (4.383 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), a second "Superstore" (4.521 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Chicago Med" (7.355 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "The Blacklist" (6.516 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Next up was ABC (5.072 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.167 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Notorious" (3.769 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.282 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "Rosewood" (3.309 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Pitch" (2.643 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, originals from "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.776 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Supernatural" (1.685 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) on The CW (1.730 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Mom
+13.33% - The Big Bang Theory
+12.50% - Notorious
+9.09% - How to Get Away with Murder
+8.33% - Superstore
+7.69% - The Blacklist
+7.69% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - The Great Indoors
0.00% - Pure Genius
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-6.25% - Chicago Med
-9.52% - Grey's Anatomy
-12.50% - Rosewood
-14.29% - Supernatural
-22.22% - Pitch

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Blacklist (vs. The Player)
+50.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Originals)
+27.27% - Superstore - 8:30 (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+18.18% - Superstore - 8:00 (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+7.14% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-10.53% - The Big Bang Theory
-13.64% - Grey's Anatomy
-22.22% - Pitch (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-25.00% - Mom
-26.09% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-30.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-30.77% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-36.36% - Rosewood (vs. Bones)
-36.84% - How to Get Away with Murder
-59.09% - 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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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, 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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