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[10/05/18 - 08:11 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides "Thursday Night Football" to Victory
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 (10/4/18):

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

FOX (9.576 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) took home top honors last night with its second week of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (8.193 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (9.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1).

ABC (4.935 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "Grey's Anatomy" (6.532 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) followed by the return of "Station 19" (5.219 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and a new "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.055 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Next up was CBS (8.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (12.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Young Sheldon" (10.593 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Mom" (7.938 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Murphy Brown" (7.171 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "SWAT" (5.253 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.517 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its lineup of "Superstore" (3.167 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "The Good Place" (2.973 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Will & Grace" (3.942 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "I Feel Bad" (2.627 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.198 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.656 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and "The Originals" (0.417 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.536 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Young Sheldon
+2.80% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Mom
-1.10% - The Good Place
-2.44% - How to Get Away with Murder
-2.78% - SWAT
-5.51% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-5.66% - Murphy Brown
-8.55% - Thursday Night Football
-12.50% - I Feel Bad (vs. 9/18/18)
-13.79% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.23% - Grey's Anatomy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+244.44% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Gotham/The Orville)
+166.67% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Gotham)
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. Thursday Night Football Pre-Game)
-11.11% - How to Get Away with Murder
-16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-20.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-21.43% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-25.00% - The Good Place
-25.00% - Superstore
-30.00% - I Feel Bad (vs. Good News)
-43.75% - Young Sheldon (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-50.00% - Will & Grace
-59.38% - Mom (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-68.75% - Murphy Brown (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-78.13% - SWAT (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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.5/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "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 and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/5/17):

CBS (10.371 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was still the top draw on Thursday with its coverage of the "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (8.305 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (10.784 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

Second place then went to ABC (5.781 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with a new "Grey's Anatomy" (7.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), the return of "Scandal" (5.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.903 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was NBC (5.257 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "Superstore" (4.454 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Good Place" (4.155 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Will & Grace" (7.042 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), "Good News" (3.799 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Chicago Fire" (6.046 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.139 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up fresh installments of "Gotham" (2.839 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "The Orville" (3.440 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Supernatural" (0.761 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Arrow" (0.620 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Gotham
0.00% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - Superstore
-4.35% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-7.69% - The Good Place
-13.04% - Grey's Anatomy
-18.18% - How to Get Away with Murder
-18.18% - The Orville
-20.00% - Chicago Fire
-23.08% - Good News
-31.03% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Will & Grace (vs. Chicago Med)
+40.00% - Scandal (vs. Notorious)
+28.00% - Thursday Night Football
+4.76% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist)
-7.69% - Superstore
-10.00% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
-13.04% - Grey's Anatomy
-14.29% - The Good Place
-23.08% - Good News (vs. Chicago Med)
-30.77% - How to Get Away with Murder
-90.00% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by an NFL overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 ratings were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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," delayed by an NFL overrun. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 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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