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[11/01/19 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Thursday Night Football" Top Halloween
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 (10/31/19):

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

FOX (10.193 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) coasted to another victory on Thursday with its presentations of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (9.750 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (10.282 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

ABC (4.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a distant second with originals from "Grey's Anatomy" (5.691 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "A Million Little Things" (4.138 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.232 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Next up was NBC (3.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "Superstore" (3.138 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Perfect Harmony" (2.449 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "The Good Place" (2.275 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Will & Grace" (2.621 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.887 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Young Sheldon" (5.764 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "The Unicorn" (3.786 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "Young Sheldon" (4.544 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), another "The Unicorn" (3.269 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Evil" (2.150 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.788 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with specials from "The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time" (0.973 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and "Mysteries Decoded" (0.603 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Perfect Harmony
+20.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
+20.00% - Will & Grace
+16.67% - The Good Place
0.00% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-12.50% - Superstore
-15.38% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-22.22% - A Million Little Things

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+41.18% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
+38.10% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - Will & Grace (vs. I Feel Bad)
-12.50% - The Good Place (vs. Will & Grace)
-12.50% - Superstore
-22.22% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-22.22% - A Million Little Things (vs. Station 19)
-26.67% - Grey's Anatomy
-28.57% - Perfect Harmony (vs. The Good Place)
-50.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
-50.00% - The 13 Scariest Movies of All Time (vs. Supernatural)
-75.00% - Mysteries Decoded (vs. Legacies)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/1/18):

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

FOX (7.374 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) held onto the demo crown on Thursday with its coverage of the "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (6.616 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "Thursday Night Football" (7.526 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1).

CBS (7.952 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) however pulled in front among total viewers with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (12.400 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1), "Young Sheldon" (10.900 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "Mom" (7.962 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Murphy Brown" (5.980 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "SWAT" (5.236 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was ABC (4.815 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.622 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Station 19" (4.915 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.908 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.473 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up new episodes of "Superstore" (3.271 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "The Good Place" (2.728 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Will & Grace" (3.466 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "I Feel Bad" (2.288 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supernatural" (1.450 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Legacies" (1.150 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) on The CW (1.300 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Supernatural
+33.33% - Legacies
+20.00% - I Feel Bad
+14.29% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Murphy Brown
0.00% - SWAT
-4.55% - The Big Bang Theory
-8.33% - Mom
-11.11% - Will & Grace
-11.11% - Superstore
-12.50% - The Good Place
-15.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-22.22% - Thursday Night Football

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+121.05% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Gotham/The Orville)
+88.89% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Gotham)
-10.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Chicago Fire)
-11.11% - How to Get Away with Murder
-14.29% - I Feel Bad (vs. Good News)
-16.67% - Grey's Anatomy
-18.18% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-20.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)
-20.00% - Superstore
-22.22% - The Big Bang Theory
-29.17% - Young Sheldon
-30.00% - The Good Place
-33.33% - Supernatural
-38.89% - Mom
-46.15% - SWAT
-46.67% - Murphy Brown (vs. Life in Pieces)
-46.67% - Will & Grace

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; 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," 0.4/3; 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. 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 0.7/3 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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