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[12/01/17 - 08:18 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Thursday Night Football" Hold Off Competition
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 (11/30/17):

NBC (10.930 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) continued its NFL-power reign on Thursday with "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.799 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and "Thursday Night Football" (11.556 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (9.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with originals from "The Big Bang Theory" (13.611 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2), "Young Sheldon" (12.053 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3), "Mom" (8.692 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.586 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "SWAT" (6.634 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

Next up was ABC (5.491 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and a rebroadcast of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (6.466 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) followed by the special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration" (5.004 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.128 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "Gotham" (2.626 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "The Orville" (3.631 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, a new "Supernatural" (1.733 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and a special "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.157 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.444 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Supernatural
+17.86% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 11/16/17)
+5.26% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 11/16/17)
0.00% - The Orville (vs. 11/16/17)
-7.69% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 11/16/17)
-9.09% - SWAT
-11.11% - Gotham (vs. 11/16/17)
-15.38% - Life in Pieces
-19.23% - Young Sheldon
-22.22% - Mom

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+28.57% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
+25.00% - SWAT (vs. Pure Genius)
+14.29% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)
+14.29% - The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (vs. The Great Holiday Baking Show)
+7.69% - Mom
-8.33% - Life in Pieces
-22.58% - The Big Bang Theory
-29.79% - Thursday Night Football
-31.03% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-54.55% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-57.14% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (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," 2.2 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; 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," 0.8 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.5/4 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 rating, 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," 0.4 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun and a 0.3 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 (12/1/16):

NBC (15.278 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) kicked off December on top with new episodes of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (11.148 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) and "Thursday Night Football" (16.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1).

CBS (7.388 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.386 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2), "The Great Indoors" (7.086 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Mom" (6.979 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.302 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Pure Genius" (4.787 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Next up was ABC (5.198 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (6.379 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) followed by the return of "The Great Holiday Baking Show" (4.841 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and a second "The Great Holiday Baking Show" (4.376 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.594 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) got another crossover boost from "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (3.330 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) plus a new "Supernatural" (1.859 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, the fall finale of "Rosewood" (3.133 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and a new "Pitch" (2.371 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) closed out the night on FOX (2.751 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 11/17/16)
+74.07% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 11/17/16)
+38.10% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 11/17/16)
+20.00% - Life in Pieces
+16.67% - The Great Indoors
+8.33% - Mom
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. 11/17/16)
0.00% - Pure Genius
0.00% - Rosewood (vs. 11/17/16)
0.00% - Pitch (vs. 11/17/16)
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 11/17/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The Vampire Diaries)
+42.42% - Thursday Night Football (vs. The Wiz Live!)
+40.00% - Rosewood (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+40.00% - Supernatural (vs. The Originals)
+29.17% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. Thursday Night Football Pre-Game)
+22.22% - The Great Holiday Baking Show - 9:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
+16.67% - Pitch (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+11.11% - The Great Holiday Baking Show - 10:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
-12.12% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. The Wiz Live!)
-60.00% - The Great Indoors (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-62.86% - Mom (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-65.71% - Life in Pieces (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-77.14% - Pure Genius (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," a 2.8 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," a 1.4 rating in metered-market households, with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.6 in 18-49, with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly," with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun, averaged a 0.9 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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