Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
The numbers for Thursday include a couple of heavily anticipated premieres:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||2.6/9||9.52|
|The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R||1.6/6||9.31|
|Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)||1.2/4||3.98|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.7/3||2.80|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.71|
|8:30 p.m.||Mom (CBS) – R||1.2/4||7.14|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.7/3||2.37|
|9 p.m.||Scandal (ABC) – P||2.1/7||7.67|
|My Kitchen Rules (FOX)||0.8/3||2.19|
|Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around (CBS) – S||0.7/3||6.50|
|Chicago Med (NBC) – R||0.7/3||3.98|
|Riverdale (The CW) – P||0.5/2||1.37|
|10 p.m.||How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||1.5/5||5.40|
|Pure Genius (CBS) – F||0.7/3||5.19|
|The Blacklist (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.49|
The return of the TGIT lineup to ABC gave the network a big boost Thursday night. “Scandal” premiered to a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49, down a good amount from last year’s opener (3.3) but up over last spring’s finale (1.8) and in line with its 2015-16 average. “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.6) and “How to Get Away with Murder” (1.5) each scored season highs.
The CW’s “Riverdale,” on the other hand, premiered somewhat softly. Its o.5 was in line with the debuts of the network’s other new shows this season, “No Tomorrow” (0.5) and “Frequency” (0.4), and well below most TV by the Numbers users’ predictions for the premiere. “Supernatural’s” 0.6 was even with its last episode of the fall.
CBS got just a 0.7 from the season finale of “Pure Genius,” tying its season low. A special about the life of Mary Tyler Moore also drew a 0.7. FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen” scored a 1.2, off a tenth from last week, while “My Kitchen Rules” was steady at 0.8.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.0/7||1.0/4||1.0/4||0.7/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.53||3.08||6.64||3.02||1.54|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.2/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/4, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.7/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 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.
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.