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[10/12/18 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in Latest FOX 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 (10/11/18):

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

FOX (10.696 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) continued to get a boost on Thursday with its telecasts of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (8.789 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (11.077 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1).

CBS (8.279 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.700 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Young Sheldon" (11.000 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Mom" (8.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Murphy Brown" (6.823 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "SWAT" (5.448 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Next up was ABC (5.479 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.663 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Station 19" (6.496 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.279 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.367 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up new episodes from "Superstore" (3.095 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The Good Place" (2.787 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Will & Grace" (3.395 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "I Feel Bad" (2.233 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.347 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

And finally, the return of "Supernatural" (1.453 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and an encore of "All American" (0.619 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) on The CW (1.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Station 19
+14.29% - SWAT
+9.68% - Thursday Night Football
+8.33% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
+7.69% - Mom
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Murphy Brown
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-6.25% - Grey's Anatomy
-10.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-11.11% - Superstore
-11.11% - The Good Place
-14.29% - I Feel Bad
-20.00% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+265.59% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Gotham/The Orville)
+225.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Gotham)
+15.79% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. Thursday Night Football Pre-Game)
+8.33% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-18.18% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-20.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-25.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-27.27% - Superstore
-28.57% - Supernatural
-33.33% - The Good Place
-40.00% - I Feel Bad (vs. Good News)
-41.94% - Young Sheldon (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-52.94% - Will & Grace
-54.84% - Mom (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-67.74% - Murphy Brown (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-74.19% - 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," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· 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 (10/12/17):

CBS (10.028 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) continued its NFL-powered reign on Thursday with "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.922 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "Thursday Night Football" (10.449 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1).

ABC (5.623 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the silver with its drama trio "Grey's Anatomy" (7.954 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "Scandal" (5.054 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.862 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was NBC (5.192 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "Superstore" (4.277 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "The Good Place" (3.978 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Will & Grace" (6.593 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Good News" (4.277 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Chicago Fire" (6.013 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up fresh installments from "Gotham" (2.693 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "The Orville" (3.380 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, the return of "Supernatural" (2.100 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) and "Arrow" (1.566 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) on The CW (1.833 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - How to Get Away with Murder
+11.11% - The Orville
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - Good News
-3.13% - Thursday Night Football
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-8.33% - Superstore
-11.11% - Gotham
-13.64% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-14.29% - Scandal
-15.00% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Scandal (vs. Notorious)
+30.77% - Will & Grace (vs. Chicago Med)
+25.00% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
+3.33% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. The Blacklist)
0.00% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)
-4.76% - Grey's Anatomy
-8.33% - Superstore
-9.09% - How to Get Away with Murder
-17.39% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-23.08% - Good News (vs. Chicago Med)
-25.00% - Arrow (vs. Supernatural)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by an NFL overrun; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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," 1.1/4 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 0.6/3 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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