Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, October 17, 2019

There were four adjustments worth noting made between the preliminary ratings in adults 18-49 and the finals today. For the main event of the night, “Thursday Night Football” on FOX adjusted from 2.9 to 4.2. Elsewhere, “Young Sheldon” on CBS ticked up from 0.9 to 1.0, and “Legacies” on the CW went from 0.2 to 0.3. The only show to adjust down was “How to Get Away with Murder” at ABC, which shifted from a 0.5 to a 0.4. Viewer averages have been updated accordingly.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue, downward adjustments are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Thursday Night Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 4.2/20 13.68
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.2/6 5.75
Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.0/5 7.94
Superstore (NBC) 0.8/4 2.94
Supernatural (The CW) 0.3/2 1.16
8:30 p.m. The Unicorn (CBS) 0.7/4 5.23
Perfect Harmony (NBC) 0.4/2 2.12
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 0.8/4 5.81
A Million Little Things (ABC) 0.7/4 4.05
The Good Place (NBC) 0.6/3 2.02
Legacies (The CW) 0.3/1 0.82
9:30 p.m. Carol’s Second Act (CBS) 0.7/3 5.08
Sunnyside (NBC) 0.3/2 1.20
10 p.m. Evil (CBS) 0.7/4 3.74
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.6/3 3.46
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 0.4/2 2.10


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 4.2/20 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 13.68 5.56 3.97 2.35 0.99



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.

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