Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.
Aside from CBS’ live NFL telecast — which adjusted up from a 3.5 to a 5.3 — there were not many changes from Thursday’s early ratings. ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” (0.9), which adjusted down a tenth, was the only other change. “The Wiz Live” on NBC held at its fast official number of 3.4.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (000s)|
|8 p.m.||The Wiz Live (NBC) (8-10:45 p.m.) – S||3.4/11||11.50|
|Thursday Night Football Pregame (CBS)||2.3/8||9.35|
|Toy Story That Time Forgot (ABC) – S||0.9/3||4.02|
|Bones (FOX) – R||0.5/2||3.46|
|The Vampire Diaries (The CW)||0.5/2||1.31|
|8:30 p.m.||Thursday Night Football (CBS) (8:30-11:30 p.m.)||5.3/18||17.85|
|Shrek the Halls (ABC) – S||1.0/3||4.15|
|9 p.m.||CMA Country Christmas (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S||0.9/3||5.80|
|Bones (FOX) – R||0.6/2||3.00|
|The Originals (The CW)||0.5/2||1.17|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||4.9/16||3.4/11||0.9/3||0.6/2||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (000s)||16.64||11.50||5.22||3.23||1.24|
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.