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[11/29/19 - 11:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Wins Thanksgiving for NBC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/28/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (17.681 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) surged to the top spot on Thanksgiving with its special editions of "Football Night in America" (15.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2) and "Sunday Night Football" (18.173 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1).

CBS (5.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a distant second with its all-repeat lineup of "Young Sheldon" (10.799 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3), "The Unicorn" (6.077 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Mom" (4.636 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Carol's Second Act" (3.832 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "Evil" (2.693 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.359 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its annual "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" (2.801 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) alongside repeats of "The Goldbergs" (1.572 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Modern Family" (1.376 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.554 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up a repeat "The Masked Singer" (1.921 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and a special "Almost Family" (1.186 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 2" (0.520 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.520 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+846.43% - Sunday Night Football (vs. Various)
+760.00% - Football Night in America (vs. LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit - Part 1)
-35.90% - The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (vs. Various)
-93.75% - Almost Family (vs. Thursday Night Football)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/29/18):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

FOX (15.745 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with season highs from "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (12.416 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (16.411 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1).

CBS (6.557 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.095 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Young Sheldon" (7.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) followed by new episodes of "Mom" (7.417 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Murphy Brown" (5.590 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "SWAT" (5.191 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was ABC (3.332 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its holiday mix of "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" (4.010 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Toy Story That Time Forgot" (3.286 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" (3.175 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.635 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for specials "LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit - Part 1" (2.133 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit - Part 2" (1.488 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) plus new episodes of "Will & Grace" (2.776 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "I Feel Bad" (1.810 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) as well as the fall finale of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.800 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (1.509 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Legacies" (1.005 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) on The CW (1.257 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.14% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 11/15/18)
+14.29% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 11/15/18)
0.00% - Murphy Brown
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 11/15/18)
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 11/15/18)
-12.50% - SWAT (vs. 11/15/18)
-12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 11/15/18)
-14.29% - Will & Grace (vs. 11/15/18)
-15.38% - Mom (vs. 11/15/18)
-20.00% - I Feel Bad (vs. 11/15/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+464.71% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Gotham/The Orville)
+300.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Gotham)
0.00% - Legacies (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us)
-20.00% - Supernatural
-21.43% - Mom
-27.27% - Murphy Brown (vs. Life in Pieces)
-30.00% - SWAT
-41.67% - The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
-75.00% - LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit - Part 1 (vs. Thursday Night Football Pre-Game)
-78.79% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-81.82% - Will & Grace (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-87.88% - I Feel Bad (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-87.88% - LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit - Part 2 (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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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