Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.4/6||8.61|
|To Tell the Truth (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.96|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.78|
|Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S||0.5/2||1.50|
|iHeartRadio Music Festival (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.24|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||1.4/6||8.54|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.15|
|9 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.5/6||8.32|
|The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.74|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.27|
|9:30 p.m.||Mom (CBS) – R||1.1/5||6.49|
|Great News (NBC)||0.4/1||1.70|
|10 p.m.||SWAT (CBS) – R||0.8/3||4.69|
|Match Game (ABC) – R||0.6/3||3.11|
|Chicago Fire (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.39|
CBS’ slate of reruns easily led Thursday night’s ratings.
A 9 p.m. episode of “The Big Bang Theory” was the top-rated show among adults 18-49 with a 1.5 rating. Another “Big Bang” episode at 8 and “Young Sheldon” tied for second at 1.4.
The evening’s two originals didn’t make much of an impression. FOX’s special “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story” drew a 0.5, and “Great News” on NBC came in at 0.4.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/5||0.7/3||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.89||3.60||1.50||2.28||1.24|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 1.9/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.4/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 0.9/3
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/1, 1.0/4
“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.