Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Note: CBS affiliates in New York City and Buffalo pre-empted their regular schedules for “Thursday Night Football.” Ratings for the network may be subject to greater adjustments than usual.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory||2.7/11||14.13|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.8/7||7.34|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.82|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS)||2.4/9||13.29|
|The Good Place (NBC)||1.0/4||3.04|
|9 p.m.||Mom (CBS) – P||1.8/7||9.61|
|Will & Grace (NBC)||1.5/6||5.60|
|The Orville (FOX)||1.0/4||3.76|
|Arrow (The CW)||0.5/2||1.35|
|9:30 p.m.||Life in Pieces (CBS) – P||1.5/6||7.70|
|Great News (NBC)||0.7/3||2.73|
|10 p.m.||SWAT (CBS) – P||1.3/5||7.47|
|Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.0/4||5.78|
|How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||0.9/3||3.62|
“Young Sheldon” made its Thursday debut for CBS to solid ratings — but it was also down a sizable amount from its series premiere in late September.
“The Big Bang Theory” spinoff drew a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 in its regular home, which may adjust down a bit as a couple of CBS affiliates aired “Thursday Night Football.” That’s currently down about 37 percent from the 3.8 for its premiere.
It did, however, do a very good job of retaining the “Big Bang” lead-in, which was 2.7 in the 18-49 demographic, and was the night’s No. 2 show by a pretty healthy margin.
CBS’ other new show, “SWAT,” is currently leading the 10 o’clock hour at 1.3, pending updates, which would put it ahead of the network’s average in the hour last season. “Mom” (1.8) and “Life in Pieces” (1.5) are currently ahead of last season’s premieres (1.5 and 1.4) and will likely end up about even in the finals.
The CBS comedy block seems to have taken some viewers from NBC’s comedies, which were all down week to week. “Superstore” dipped 0.2 to 1.0, “The Good Place” (1.0) came down a tenth of a point, and “Will & Grace” (1.5) and “Great News” (0.7) each fell three tenths. “Chicago Fire” is off 0.2 at 1.0.
“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” were all even with last week for ABC. “Gotham” was also steady for FOX, while “The Orville” slipped 0.2 to 1.0. At The CW, “Supernatural” (0.6) and “Arrow” (0.5) were on par with last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.9/7||1.3/5||1.0/4||0.9/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.95||5.30||4.40||3.24||1.59|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.0/5
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.8/8
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
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Source: The Nielsen Company.