Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, December 6, 2018
Note: A live NFL broadcast on FOX may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NFL Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||2.2/10||7.76|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||2.1/10||12.33|
|A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) – R||1.2/5||5.24|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.5/2||1.54|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS)||1.6/7||10.87|
|The Good Place (NBC)||0.8/3||2.57|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.2/5||7.98|
|The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – P||0.7/3||3.67|
|Will & Grace (NBC)||0.7/3||2.84|
|Legacies (The CW)||0.4/2||1.20|
|9:30 p.m.||Murphy Brown (CBS)||0.8/3||5.99|
|I Feel Bad (NBC)||0.4/2||1.83|
|10 p.m.||S.W.A.T. (CBS)||0.7/3||5.32|
|Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.46|
CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” returned from a 2-week break with a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49, down from its last episode’s 2.3. “Young Sheldon” (1.6) was also down two-tenths, but “Mom” (1.2) went the other way, managing to actually tick up a tenth. “Murphy Brown” (0.8) stayed steady, and “S.W.A.T.” (0.7) came in one-tenth below the 0.8 final it adjusted up to a week ago.
NBC’s “Superstore” not only maintained a 0.9, but also raked in its largest audience of the season with 3.42 million. “The Good Place” (0.8) similarly held steady, while “Will & Grace” (0.7) grew a tenth week-to-week and “I Feel Bad” matched its previous 0.4. “Law & Order: SVU” took the week off.
On the CW, both “Supernatural” (0.5) and “Legacies” (0.4) inched up one-tenth from their episodes a week ago, to tie their respective season highs. Meanwhile, it was a fairly quiet night for ABC, starting with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1.2), followed by “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition,” which premiered with a 0.7 and 3.67 million viewers.
Rounding out the night, FOX’s broadcast of the Jacksonville vs. Tennessee “Thursday Night Football” game was predictably down from “TNF’s” 6.4 final last week, posting an early 2.2 in adults 18-49.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.2/10||1.2/5||0.9/4||0.6/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.76||7.97||4.19||2.60||1.37|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.6/4
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.8/8
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5
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.