Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.9/7 10.19
Superstore (NBC) 1.2/4 4.31
Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) 1.2/4 3.90
The Great American Baking Show (ABC) – F 1.0/3 5.14
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.12
8:30 p.m. The Great Indoors (CBS) 1.4/5 7.25
The Good Place (NBC) 1.1/4 3.63
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 1.3/5 7.33
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.2/4 6.75
Taking the Stage: African American Music & Stories that Changed America (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S 1.0/3 5.32
My Kitchen Rules (FOX) – P 0.9/3 2.57
Supernatural (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.81
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 1.2/4 5.93
10 p.m. The Blacklist (NBC) 1.0/4 5.28
Pure Genius (CBS) 0.9/3 5.20


Thursday was a pretty quiet night in the ratings, with no show reaching a 2.0 in adults 18-49 — and only a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” (1.9, best of the night) even coming close.

Without a new “Big Bang” to jump-start things, the rest of CBS’ comedies fell vs. last week. “The Great Indoors” dropped half a point to 1.4, “Mom” was down four tenths to 1.3 and “Life in Pieces” dipped two tenths to a 1.2. On the plus side for CBS, “Pure Genius” (0.9) ticked up a tenth of a point.

“The Good Place” also improved slightly for NBC, rising a tenth vs. last week to 1.1, while “Superstore,” “Chicago Med” and “The Blacklist” all matched their numbers from a week ago. The premiere of “My Kitchen Rules” put up a modest 0.9 coming out of “Hell’s Kitchen” (1.2), which was steady.

The finale of “The Great American Baking Show” on ABC drew a 1.0, in line with its average, and had its best-ever showing in viewers. The special “Taking the Stage” also earned a 1.0.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 1.2/4 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.85 5.34 3.24 5.26 0.96


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.3/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.3/2, 2.2/6

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4

: 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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