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[11/08/19 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: No Stopping "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 (11/7/19):

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

FOX (9.424 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top draw on Thursday thanks to the "Thursday Night Football Pre-Game" (9.539 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "Thursday Night Football" (9.401 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

ABC (4.296 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two network with its trio of "Grey's Anatomy" (6.134 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "A Million Little Things" (4.485 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.271 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15).

Next up was CBS (5.466 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its original mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.725 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "The Unicorn" (5.929 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Mom" (6.198 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Carol's Second Act" (4.994 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "Evil" (3.475 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.651 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Superstore" (2.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Perfect Harmony" (1.986 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "The Good Place" (1.989 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Will & Grace" (2.175 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "Supernatural" (1.123 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Legacies" (0.787 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) on The CW (0.955 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Grey's Anatomy
+14.29% - A Million Little Things
+4.17% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
0.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. 10/24/19)
0.00% - Mom (vs. 10/24/19)
0.00% - The Unicorn (vs. 10/24/19)
0.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. 10/24/19)
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Evil (vs. 10/24/19)
0.00% - Perfect Harmony
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 10/24/19)
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 10/24/19)
-6.90% - Thursday Night Football
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - The Good Place
-16.67% - Will & Grace

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Supernatural
-3.85% - Thursday Night Football Pre-Game
-12.50% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Murphy Brown)
-14.29% - The Good Place (vs. The Voice: Road to Live Shows)
-15.63% - Thursday Night Football
-18.75% - Grey's Anatomy
-20.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Station 19)
-22.22% - Superstore
-28.57% - Evil (vs. SWAT)
-28.57% - Will & Grace (vs. The Voice: Road to Live Shows)
-33.33% - Mom
-33.33% - Legacies
-33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-37.50% - Perfect Harmony (vs. The Good Place)
-42.86% - How to Get Away with Murder
-52.17% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-55.56% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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