Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, April 14, 2016

The numbers for Thursday, which saw a number of shows, both new and returning, fall below 1.0 in adults 18-49 and slight lifts for a couple of veterans:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.2/8 7.97
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.5/6 8.54
Bones (FOX) 0.9/4 4.36
Strong (NBC) 0.8/3 3.24
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.7/3 2.03
8:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (CBS) 1.5/6 7.20
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 1.5/5 7.51
The Blacklist (NBC) 1.3/5 6.56
American Grit (FOX) – P 0.8/3 2.43
The 100 (The CW) 0.4/1 1.13
9:30 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 1.5/5 6.28
10 p.m. The Catch (ABC) 1.0/4 4.81
Rush Hour (CBS) 0.9/3 4.26
Game of Silence (NBC) 0.8/3 3.98


The good news in the ratings was that “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.2 in adults 18-49 with a two-hour episode), “The Blacklist” (1.3) and “2 Broke Girls” (1.5) were all up slightly from last week. And … let’s see … that’s about it.

The rest of CBS’ lineup was on par with last week, with “The Odd Couple” (1.5) falling a tenth from its premiere and “Mom” (1.5) and “Rush Hour” (0.9) even. “The Big Bang Theory” aired a rerun. “Legends of Tomorrow” held last week’s 0.7, and “The 100” is even with last week’s final rating of 0.4 (although down from its 0.5 in the fast nationals a week ago).

At FOX, “Bones” (0.9) returned off a tenth from its last episode in the fall, while the premiere of “American Grit” managed only a 0.8. “The Catch” (1.0) was off a tenth for ABC, and flanking “The Blacklist,” the time-period debuts of “Strong” and “Game of Silence” each posted 0.8s.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/7 1.3/5 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.92 6.34 4.59 3.40 1.58


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.4/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” 0.5/3, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.4/2, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3

: 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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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