Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Note: NBC’s live NFL broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Football Night in America (NBC) 3.2/13 11.70
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 2.9/12 12.07
Gotham (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.36
Supernatural (The CW) 0.3/1 1.21
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC) – R 0.3/1 1.95
8:30 p.m. NFL Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 4.4/18 14.90
Young Sheldon (CBS) 2.6/11 11.28
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 1.8/7 7.97
The Good Doctor (ABC) – R 0.4/2 2.70
The Orville (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.56
Arrow (The CW) 0.3/1 1.11
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 1.3/5 5.91
10 p.m. SWAT (CBS) 1.1/4 5.77
The Good Doctor (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.72

 

The NFL had a hand in driving ratings for the top two networks in primetime Thursday.

NBC’s primetime NFL broadcast led the night by a wide margin. It drew a 9.7 household rating in metered markets, up 0.3 from the network’s previous two Thursday games. The late-afternoon game on CBS also gave a boost to that network’s evening slate.

“Young Sheldon” (2.6 rating in adults 18-49) had its best showing yet on Thursday, and “Mom” (1.8), “Life in Pieces” (1.3) and “SWAT” (1.1) were all up as well.

The other network to air originals, The CW, didn’t fare so well. “Supernatural” and “Arrow” both posted series-low 0.3s. The episodes will likely be classified as specials and therefore won’t be included in the shows’ season averages.

Network averages:

NBC CBS ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.2/16 1.8/7 0.4/2 0.4/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 14.37 8.13 2.46 1.46 1.16

 

Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.3, 2.7 (delayed by NFL overrun)

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.3/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.7, 1.5 (delayed by NFL overrun)

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 0.9/3

Definitions:
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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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