Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, April 13, 2017

The numbers for Thursday:

 Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.4/9 11.55
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.7/7 7.06
Masterchef Junior (FOX) 0.9/4 3.28
Trial & Error (NBC) 0.6/2 2.67
Supernatural (The CW) 0.5/2 1.58
8:30 p.m. The Great Indoors (CBS) 1.2/5 6.33
Powerless (NBC) 0.6/2 2.04
9 p.m. Scandal (ABC) 1.4/6 5.35
Mom (CBS) 1.3/5 6.93
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/4 6.16
Kicking and Screaming (FOX) 0.5/2 1.92
Riverdale (The CW) 0.3/1 0.87
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 1.1/4 5.42
10 p.m. The Amazing Race (CBS) 0.9/4 4.18
The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC) – F 0.7/3 3.92
The Catch (ABC) 0.7/3 3.15


CBS led the night once again in the Thursday ratings this week, with “The Big Bang Theory” scoring a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49. This was two-tenths of a point lower than its 2.6 in the week before, but still well above anything else in the night. Also on CBS, “The Great Indoors” (1.2), “Mom” (1.3), and “Life in Pieces” (1.1) were all down from their previous numbers, while “The Amazing Race” held steady with a 0.9.

ABC nabbed the second-highest spot of the night with “Grey’s Anatomy” though it tied its series low for the second week in a row with a 1.7. “Scandal” (1.4) was up one-tenth and “The Catch” was even with its previous 0.7 on the network.

On NBC, both “Powerless” (0.6) and “Chicago Med” (1.0) held steady. With its season finale episode as well, “The Blacklist: Redemption” ticked up from last week’s season low to a 0.7.

“Supernatural” (0.5) and “Riverdale” (0.3) continued to perform as expected on The CW, with both maintaining their previous numbers. FOX rounded out the rest of the night with “Masterchef Junior” (0.9) and “Kicking and Screaming” (0.5).

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/6 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.88 5.19 3.63 2.60 1.23


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.6/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 0.9/3

: 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.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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