Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Note: NBC affiliates in Baltimore and Cleveland aired “Thursday Night Football,” so the network’s numbers may be subject to bigger adjustments than usual. 

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.4/13 14.22
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.9/7 7.17
Superstore (NBC) 1.3/5 4.38
Rosewood (FOX) 0.7/3 3.31
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.6/2 1.78
8:30 p.m. The Great Indoors (CBS) 1.7/6 7.91
Superstore (NBC) 1.4/5 4.52
9 p.m. Chicago Med (NBC) 1.5/5 7.35
Mom (CBS) 1.5/5 7.08
Notorious (ABC) 0.9/3 3.77
Pitch (FOX) 0.7/2 2.64
Supernatural (The CW) 0.6/2 1.69
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 1.4/5 6.19
10 p.m. The Blacklist (NBC) 1.4/5 6.52
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 1.2/4 4.28
Pure Genius (CBS) 0.9/3 5.33


“The Big Bang Theory” rebounded some from last week’s season low to carry CBS to a ratings win Thursday. The show posted a 3.4 rating in adults 18-49, up three tenths of a point from last week. “The Great Indoors” (1.7) was steady with last week’s fast nationals, while “Mom” (1.5) and “Life in Pieces” (1.4) each rose a little.

ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” took a hit, dipping two tenths of a point to 1.9. If that number holds, it would tie a series low and be only the second time the show has ever been below a 2.0. “Notorious” improved a tenth week to week to a 0.9, and “How to Get Away with Murder” (1.2) is up from last week’s early numbers and even with its final rating.

FOX’s “Rosewood” and “Pitch” (0.7 each) were down 0.1 and 0.2 vs. last week. “Supernatural” (0.6) also dipped 0.1 for The CW, while “Legends of Tomorrow” was even at 0.6. NBC’s numbers are likely inflated by a couple of NFL pre-emptions. Last week its shows came down from 0.1 to 0.3 in the finals.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (millions) 7.68 6.11 5.07 2.98 1.73


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.5/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/2, 2.2/6

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

: 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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