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[10/06/17 - 08:20 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Thursday Night Football" Stay on Top
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 (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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/6/16):

CBS (7.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its coverage of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.727 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and "Thursday Night Football" (8.050 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

ABC (5.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.305 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Notorious" (4.595 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.747 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

Next up was NBC (6.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of "Superstore" (5.198 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "The Good Place" (4.979 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "Chicago Med" (6.899 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "The Blacklist" (6.386 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.682 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Rosewood" (3.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and "Pitch" (3.598 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with its annual "iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1" (0.998 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Good Place
+12.50% - Rosewood
+9.09% - The Blacklist
+8.33% - Superstore
0.00% - Chicago Med
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Pitch
-4.17% - Grey's Anatomy
-9.09% - Notorious
-22.22% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 9/22/16)
-41.86% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 9/22/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Blacklist (vs. The Player)
+16.67% - The Good Place (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+9.52% - Grey's Anatomy
+8.33% - Superstore (vs. Heroes Reborn)
0.00% - Pitch (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-4.55% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-13.33% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
-26.47% - Thursday Night Football
-30.77% - Rosewood (vs. Bones)
-38.10% - How to Get Away with Murder
-40.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 (vs. The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
-61.54% - Notorious (vs. Scandal)

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," 2.5/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by an NFL overrun; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," delayed by an NFL overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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," 1.1/4 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," 0.4/3 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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