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[10/11/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Stays on Top with "Thursday Night Football"
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 (10/10/19):

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

FOX (11.969 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) continued its reign on Thursday with its weekly offerings of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (9.565 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (12.449 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1).

ABC (4.203 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then remained a distant second with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.018 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "A Million Little Things" (4.263 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.327 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was CBS (5.151 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its mix of "Young Sheldon" (7.497 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "The Unicorn" (5.216 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Mom" (5.817 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Carol's Second Act" (4.943 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Evil" (3.716 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.469 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up originals from "Superstore" (2.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Perfect Harmony" (2.138 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "The Good Place" (1.956 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Sunnyside" (1.221 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.326 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, the return of "Supernatural" (1.261 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Legacies" (0.824 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.042 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - The Good Place
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Sunnyside
-5.13% - Thursday Night Football
-10.34% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-11.11% - A Million Little Things
-12.50% - The Unicorn
-14.29% - Carol's Second Act
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - Evil
-20.00% - Perfect Harmony

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Legacies (vs. All American (Repeat))
+8.82% - Thursday Night Football
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-13.33% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.00% - Supernatural
-25.00% - The Good Place (vs. Will & Grace)
-33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-37.50% - How to Get Away with Murder
-37.50% - Evil (vs. SWAT)
-38.46% - A Million Little Things (vs. Station 19)
-40.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Murphy Brown)
-42.86% - Mom
-50.00% - Sunnyside (vs. I Feel Bad)
-50.00% - Perfect Harmony (vs. The Good Place)
-54.55% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-61.11% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)

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 (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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