Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, April 26, 2018
Note: FOX’s live NFL Draft coverage may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||1.9/9||11.52|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.4/6||6.46|
|NFL Draft (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||1.1/4||3.83|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.4/2||1.48|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS)||1.7/7||11.01|
|AP Bio (NBC)||0.5/2||1.77|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.3/5||8.46|
|Station 19 (ABC)||0.9/3||5.17|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.4/2||1.78|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.3/1||0.91|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS)||1.0/4||6.29|
|Chicago Fire (NBC)||0.9/4||5.41|
|Quantico (ABC) – P||0.5/2||2.76|
The NFL Draft didn’t draw big numbers for FOX Thursday, but multi-network coverage of the draft likely helped push a number of shows down in the ratings.
“The Big Bang Theory” (1.9 rating in adults 18-49) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.4) hit series lows, and “Quantico’s” premiere tied its series low at 0.5. “Young Sheldon” was at a season-low 1.7.
Aside from “Champions” (even with last week’s 0.4), all of NBC’s original shows fell a tenth of a point vs. last week. “Station 19” slid two tenths to a season-low 0.9 on ABC, and “Mom” (1.3) and “SWAT” (0.8) came down a tenth apiece on CBS. “Life in Pieces” held steady at 1.0.
As for the NFL Draft, FOX’s coverage averaged 3.83 million viewers and a 1.1 in the 18-49 demo, pending updates. Round 1 of the draft as a whole delivered an 8.3 household rating in metered markets on ESPN (3.9), FOX (2.9) and the NFL Network (1.5).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.1/4||1.0/4||0.6/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.96||3.83||4.79||3.12||1.20|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.5/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
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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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.