Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||3.1/12||15.99|
|The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – P||1.2/4||3.73|
|The Middle (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.59|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.2/1||1.03|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS)||2.6/10||14.67|
|The Good Place (NBC)||1.0/4||3.08|
|American Housewife (ABC) – R||0.7/3||2.77|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.7/6||9.95|
|Will & Grace (NBC)||1.4/5||4.89|
|Truth and Lies: Waco (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S||1.1/4||5.00|
|Arrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.70|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS)||1.3/5||7.41|
|Great News (NBC)||0.6/3||2.48|
|10 p.m.||SWAT (CBS)||1.1/4||6.17|
|Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.1/4||5.89|
FOX’s new singing competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom” had a decent debut Thursday, improving the night for the network. It was far outpaced, however, by CBS.
“The Four” delivered a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, an improvement over the “Gotham”-“The Orville” combo from the fall, which typically drew a 0.9-1.0 on Thursdays. It’s well below even the smallest “American Idol” average when it was on FOX, but in the context of this season it’s not bad.
CBS led the night easily, with every show improving on its last outing. “The Big Bang Theory” (3.1) was up half a point vs. its last episode, with its best showing since week 2 of the season. “Young Sheldon” grew by even more — 0.8 — to 2.6, tying its second-best rating of the season. “Mom” (1.7, +0.3), “Life in Pieces” (1.3, +0.2) and “SWAT” (1.1, +0.1) improved as well.
At NBC, “Superstore” and “Chicago Fire” (each 1.1) rose a tenth apiece vs. their last episodes in early November. “The Good Place” returned steady at 1.0, but “Will & Grace” (1.4, -0.2) was down. “Great News” (0.6) improved on its late-December numbers but was off a tenth from the last time it had a “Will & Grace” lead-in. ABC’s special “Truth and Lies: Waco” posted a 1.1.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/7||1.2/4||1.1/4||1.0/4||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||10.06||3.73||4.36||4.39||0.86|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.1/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.6/3, 2.8/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.7/4
“Nightline”: 0.5/3, 1.3/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.0/3
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Source: The Nielsen Company.