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[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/16/17):

NBC (9.525 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) took home top honors last night with its coverage of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.356 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "Thursday Night Football" (9.958 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

CBS (8.716 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "Young Sheldon" (11.740 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Mom" (8.471 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.414 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "SWAT" (6.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.404 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its fall finales from "Grey's Anatomy" (7.511 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Scandal" (4.982 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.722 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Gotham" (2.655 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "The Orville" (3.279 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, originals from "Supernatural" (1.871 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Arrow" (1.297 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) rounded out the night for The CW (1.584 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.00% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Arrow
-3.70% - The Big Bang Theory
-4.55% - Young Sheldon
-5.26% - Grey's Anatomy
-6.67% - Mom
-8.33% - Life in Pieces
-9.52% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-10.00% - SWAT
-10.00% - The Orville

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+28.57% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)
+28.57% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
+22.22% - Scandal (vs. Notorious)
+3.70% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - SWAT (vs. Pure Genius)
-9.52% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-14.29% - Grey's Anatomy
-16.13% - The Big Bang Theory
-21.43% - Life in Pieces
-28.57% - Arrow (vs. Supernatural)
-35.71% - How to Get Away with Murder

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," delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," delayed by an NFL overrun; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" was delayed by an NFL overrun.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/17/16):

NBC (9.247 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) surged to the top spot on Thursday with the network premiere of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.425 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "Thursday Night Football" (9.611 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

CBS (7.816 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.214 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1), "The Great Indoors" (7.525 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Mom" (7.619 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6), "Life in Pieces" (6.627 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Pure Genius" (5.456 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.693 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and the fall finales of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.008 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Notorious" (4.133 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (4.939 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.746 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Rosewood" (3.062 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Pitch" (2.432 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, originals from "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.855 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.791 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) on The CW (1.823 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - How to Get Away with Murder
+16.67% - Supernatural
+10.53% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 10/20/16)
0.00% - Life in Pieces
0.00% - Pure Genius
0.00% - Notorious
0.00% - Rosewood
0.00% - Pitch
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-6.67% - Mom
-8.82% - The Big Bang Theory
-10.00% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 10/20/16)
-11.76% - The Great Indoors

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+136.84% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Various)
+90.91% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Heroes Reborn)
+75.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Originals)
+20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
-10.00% - Pure Genius (vs. Elementary)
-12.50% - Pitch (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-16.00% - Grey's Anatomy
-18.42% - The Big Bang Theory
-22.22% - Mom
-25.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. Life in Pieces)
-26.32% - Life in Pieces (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-30.00% - Rosewood (vs. Bones)
-39.13% - How to Get Away with Murder
-62.50% - Notorious (vs. Scandal)

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," a 2.3 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," a 1.2 rating in metered-market households, delayed by an NFL overrun; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5 in 18-49, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly," delayed by an NFL overrun, averaged a 0.8 rating in metered-market households and a 0.4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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