Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, April 5, 2018
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||2.3/11||12.73|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.6/6||6.75|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.87|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS)||1.9/8||11.57|
|AP Bio (NBC)||0.6/2||2.28|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.4/6||8.46|
|Station 19 (ABC)||1.0/4||5.12|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – F||0.9/4||3.60|
|Showtime at the Apollo (FOX)||0.6/2||2.68|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.4/2||1.37|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS)||0.9/4||6.16|
|10 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.0/4||5.41|
The finale of “Will & Grace” tied a season low in adults 18-49, and Thursday’s three top shows were off week to week.
“Will & Grace” ended its season with a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, even with last week’s season low. NBC’s other comedies all tied last week’s numbers as well, and “Chicago Fire” improved a tenth of a point to 1.0.
“The Big Bang Theory” led the night as usual, but is 2.3 was off a tenth from last week’s fast nationals (it adjusted up in the finals). “Young Sheldon” (1.9) also fell a tenth on CBS; the rest of the network’s lineup was steady.
At ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” dipped a tenth to 1.6, and “Station 19” came down 0.2 to 1.0. “Scandal,” however, ticked up a tenth to 0.9.
“Supernatural” dropped a tenth to 0.6 on The CW, while “Arrow” matched last week’s 0.4. “Gotham” and “Showtime at the Apollo” held steady for FOX.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.2/5||0.8/3||0.7/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.19||5.25||3.63||2.61||1.62|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.1/6
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R (delayed by Masters golf highlights): 0.2/1, 1.4/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R (delayed): 0.1/1, 0.8/3
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.