Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.
Note: Live football on CBS will mean significant adjustments in the final same-day ratings.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (000s)|
|8 p.m.||Thursday Night Football pregame (CBS)||2.3/8||8.25|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||2.2/8||8.18|
|Heroes Reborn (NBC)||1.1/4||4.01|
|The Vampire Diaries (The CW)||0.6/2||1.40|
|8:30 p.m.||Thursday Night Football (CBS) (8:30-11 p.m.)||3.5/11||11.20|
|9 p.m.||Scandal (ABC)||2.3/7||8.00|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||1.4/4||6.83|
|Sleepy Hollow (FOX)||0.8/3||3.05|
|The Originals (The CW)||0.5/2||1.09|
|10 p.m.||How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||2.0/7||6.75|
|The Player (NBC)||0.7/2||3.98|
FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow” took it on the chin Thursday, falling below a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 after two episodes at the 1.0 mark to start the season. It had plenty of company in its decline.
“Bones” (1.1, -0.1) was also down, as were all three NBC shows and ABC’s “Scandal” (which took the biggest hit of the night, falling 0.3 from last week’s fast nationals to 2.3) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (2.0, -0.1).
The night’s bright sides came from “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Originals,” each of which grew by 0.1 week to week. “The Vampire Diaries” held steady in its second episode at 0.6. CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” telecast was in line with last week, scoring a 3.5 in the fast nationals vs. 3.4 a week ago.
A deciding MLB playoff game between two major-market teams (the Mets and Dodgers) probably had some effect on the night’s ratings, but it’s not a very pretty picture regardless.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.3/11||2.2/7||1.1/4||1.0/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (000s)||10.66||7.64||4.94||4.39||1.24|
Late-night metered market results (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.0/5, 2.9/7
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (delayed by NFL overrun): 0.7/5, 2.2/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.1/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5
“Late Late Show with James Corden” (delayed): 0.4/4, 1.2/5
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
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, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.-
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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.