Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, March 9, 2017
Note: CBS, NBC and The CW were pre-empted in some markets for college basketball coverage, so their ratings are subject to greater adjustments than usual.
The numbers for Thursday include an unimpressive return for an ABC show and the debut of an unscripted series on FOX:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||2.8/11||12.99|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.9/7||7.36|
|Masterchef Junior (FOX)||1.1/4||3.76|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.7/3||2.86|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.5/2||1.58|
|8:30 p.m.||The Great Indoors (CBS)||1.4/5||7.25|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.5/6||7.56|
|Chicago Med (NBC)||1.2/5||6.41|
|Kicking and Screaming (FOX) – P||0.7/3||2.24|
|Riverdale (The CW)||0.4/1||1.13|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS)||1.3/5||6.23|
|10 p.m.||The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)||0.8/3||3.79|
|The Catch (ABC) – P||0.8/3||3.76|
|Training Day (CBS)||0.7/3||4.13|
Season 2 of “The Catch” premiered to modest numbers Thursday on ABC, drawing a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. That was good enough, somehow, to tie for the lead at 10 p.m. but was down from both its series premiere last year (1.2) and its Season 1 average of 1.0. “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.9, -0.1) and “Scandal” (1.4, -0.2) were each down a bit from their last episodes.
“Chicago Med” returned to its usual 1.2 after last week’s “Voice”-assisted season high of 1.7. “Powerless” ticked up a tenth of a point to 0.8, but “The Blacklist: Redemption” fell 0.2 to 0.8.
“The Big Bang Theory” (2.8) led the night as usual but was under 3.0 for the third consecutive episode. “Mom” (1.5) and “Life in Pieces” (1.3) were each up a tenth of a point from their last outings, while “The Great Indoors” was steady and “Training Day” fell a tenth to 0.7.
The premiere of “Kicking and Screaming” scored a 0.7 for FOX, while “Masterchef Junior” was steady at 1.1. “Supernatural” slipped a tenth to 0.5, and “Riverdale” held at 0.4 for The CW, pending updates; the network was pre-empted in several markets for college basketball.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.4/5||0.9/3||0.9/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.05||5.49||4.30||3.00||1.35|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.5/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.9/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
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.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time.
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.