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[11/09/18 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Delivers Another FOX 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/8/18):

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

FOX (10.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top draw last night thanks to its coverage of "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (8.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (11.138 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

CBS (8.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) remained the silver draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (12.712 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "Young Sheldon" (10.957 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Mom" (8.160 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "Murphy Brown" (6.087 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "SWAT" (5.103 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Next up was ABC (4.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with fresh installments from "Grey's Anatomy" (6.564 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Station 19" (5.064 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.059 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up its combination of "Superstore" (3.295 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "The Good Place" (2.782 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The Voice: Road to Live Shows" (3.814 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.430 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally on The CW (1.263 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.413 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Legacies" (1.113 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+52.94% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
+52.38% - Thursday Night Football
+14.29% - The Good Place
+12.50% - Superstore
+11.11% - Station 19
+9.52% - The Big Bang Theory
+9.09% - Mom
+6.67% - Grey's Anatomy
+5.88% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Murphy Brown
0.00% - SWAT
-12.50% - How to Get Away with Murder
-25.00% - Supernatural
-25.00% - Legacies

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+236.84% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Gotham/The Orville)
+188.89% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Gotham)
-9.09% - Station 19 (vs. Scandal)
-14.81% - The Big Bang Theory
-15.79% - Grey's Anatomy
-18.18% - Young Sheldon
-20.00% - Mom
-22.22% - How to Get Away with Murder
-30.00% - SWAT
-33.33% - Murphy Brown (vs. Life in Pieces)
-40.00% - Legacies (vs. Arrow)
-50.00% - Supernatural
-57.14% - Superstore (vs. Thursday Night Football Pre-Game)
-64.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Thursday Night Football)
-68.00% - The Good Place (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," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.4/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/9/17):

NBC (8.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Thursday with the debut of its "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (7.913 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Thursday Night Football" (8.840 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) coverage.

CBS (9.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (13.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1), "Young Sheldon" (12.312 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Mom" (8.793 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), "Life in Pieces" (6.577 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "SWAT" (6.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its 300th episode of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.132 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) followed by "Scandal" (5.004 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (3.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.174 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up originals from "Gotham" (2.693 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "The Orville" (3.655 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And The CW (1.534 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) likewise rounded out the night with "Supernatural" (1.743 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and "Arrow" (1.325 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. 10/26/17 on CBS)
+13.64% - Thursday Night Football (vs. 10/26/17 on CBS)
+5.56% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - Scandal
0.00% - The Orville
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Supernatural
0.00% - Arrow
-8.33% - Young Sheldon
-16.67% - Mom
-20.00% - Life in Pieces
-23.08% - SWAT

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+73.61% - Thursday Night Football (vs. Various)
+61.54% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game (vs. Superstore)
+42.86% - The Orville (vs. Pitch)
+29.41% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Great Indoors)
+28.57% - Gotham (vs. Rosewood)
+22.22% - Scandal (vs. Notorious)
+11.11% - SWAT (vs. Pure Genius)
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - Mom
-14.29% - Life in Pieces
-16.67% - Arrow (vs. Supernatural)
-20.59% - The Big Bang Theory
-25.00% - 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," in rebroadcast, 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," in rebroadcast, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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," 1.3/5. 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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