Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Note: NBC’s live “Thursday Night Football” broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS)||2.6/11||13.24|
|Football Night in America (NBC)||1.9/7||7.36|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.8/7||7.51|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.87|
|8:30 p.m.||Thursday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||2.8/11||9.96|
|Young Sheldon (CBS)||2.1/8||11.74|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS)||1.4/5||8.47|
|The Orville (FOX)||0.9/3||3.28|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.5/2||1.30|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS)||1.1/4||6.41|
|10 p.m.||SWAT (CBS)||0.9/3||6.22|
|How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||0.9/3||3.72|
Thursday’s three top scripted shows were all off a little bit in the ratings compared to a week ago.
“The Big Bang Theory” (2.6 rating among adults 18-49), “Young Sheldon” (2.1) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.8) each slipped a tenth of a point vs. last week’s early numbers (“Big Bang” adjusted up in the finals).
“Mom” (1.4), “Life in Pieces” (1.1), “The Orville” (0.9) and “SWAT” (0.9) all dipped a tenth as well. ABC’s “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” FOX’s “Gotham” and both of The CW’s shows were even with last week.
“Thursday Night Football” drew a 9.4 household rating in metered markets for NBC, even with last week’s game and up 0.1 vs. the same week last year.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.7/11||1.5/6||1.3/5||0.9/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.52||8.72||5.40||2.97||1.58|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.6/3, 2.8/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: n/a, delayed by NFL overrun
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: n/a, delayed
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Source: The Nielsen Company.