Adults 18-49: Rating/Share  4.7/15  2.5/8  1.4/5  1.2/4  0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share
Total Viewers (million)  14.194  8.362  5.699  4.810  1.007

Note: Due to the nature of live sports, ratings for NFL Football on CBS are subject to more than typical adjustment. 

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, NFL Football earned a preliminary 5.0, up from last week’s preliminary 4.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating, down from its 3.2 season premiere adults 18-49 rating. How to Get Away with Murder earned a 2.3, down from the 2.6 rating the season premiere last week earned.

On NBC, Heroes Reborn earned a 1.6, down from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49. The season premiere of The Blacklist earned 1.8, up from its last season finale’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, but down from the 3.4 its last season premiere earned. The Player earned a 0.9, down from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the season premiere of Bones earned a 1.3, up from the 1.1 adults 18-49 rating its last season finale earned, but down from the 1.6 its last season premiere earned. The season premiere of Sleepy Hollow earned a 1.0, down from the 2.0 rating its season 2 premiere earned last year and from the 1.4 the season finale earned in February.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, October 1, 2015


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NFL Thursday Night Football Kickoff 3.1 12 10.589
ABC Grey’s Anatomy 2.3 8 8.452
NBC Heroes Reborn 1.6 5 5.004
FOX Bones – P 1.3 5 6.064
CW The Flash – R 0.4 1 1.142
8:30PM CBS NFL Thursday Night Football 5.0 16 14.915
9:00PM  ABC Scandal  2.8 9 9.090
NBC The Blacklist – P 1.8 5 7.598
FOX Sleep Hollow – P 1.0 3 3.556
CW Arrow – R 0.3 1 0.871
10:00PM ABC How To Get Away With Murder 2.3 7 7.545
NBC The Player 0.9 3 4.495

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

·         In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.7/7; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.3/8, delayed by an NFL overrun; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.4/6.

·         In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.8/5, delayed by an NFL overrun; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/4.

·         From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·         From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.3/6, delayed by an NFL overrun).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/4, delayed by an NFL overrun).

·         At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

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 football 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.

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.

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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