Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, October 18, 2018
As expected, “Thursday Night Football” adjusted up from last night’s preliminary ratings to the finals this afternoon, but was still down from last week’s game (4.7). The FOX broadcast rose from an initial 2.1 to a 2.8. CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (2.1) and NBC’s “Superstore” (0.9) both adjusted up a tenth as well.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||2.1/9||12.22|
|Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (ABC) – R||1.1/5||4.47|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.5/2||1.53|
|8:30 p.m.||NFL Football (FOX) (8:23-11 p.m.)||2.8/13||9.10|
|Young Sheldon (CBS)||1.7/7||11.00|
|Toy Story of TERROR! (ABC) – R||0.8/3||3.25|
|The Good Place (NBC)||0.8/3||2.70|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.3/5||8.12|
|Will & Grace (NBC)||0.9/4||3.36|
|Station 19 (ABC)||0.8/3||4.16|
|Charmed (The CW) – R||0.3/1||0.94|
|9:30 p.m.||Murphy Brown (CBS)||0.9/4||6.39|
|I Feel Bad (NBC)||0.6/3||2.20|
|10 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||1.0/5||3.95|
|How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||0.7/3||2.74|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.8/13||1.3/5||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.10||8.64||3.66||3.07||1.23|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.