Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Note: NBC’s live NFL broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.4/9 13.61
Football Night in America (NBC) 2.0/8 7.80
A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC) – S 1.6/6 6.47
Gotham (FOX) 0.8/3 2.63
Supernatural (The CW) 0.5/2 1.73
8:30 p.m. Thursday Night Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 3.3/12 11.56
Young Sheldon (CBS) 2.1/8 12.05
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 1.4/5 8.69
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – S 1.2/5 5.00
The Orville (FOX) 0.9/3 3.63
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) 0.3/1 1.16
9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 1.1/4 6.59
10 p.m. SWAT (CBS) 1.0/4 6.63


“The Big Bang Theory” hit a series low among adults 18-49 Thursday night.

The show drew a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down two tenths of a point from its last episode. It was still the top-rated entertainment show on TV for the night.

CBS’ other shows were all down from their NFL-assisted Thanksgiving numbers a week ago, but “Young Sheldon” (2.1) and “SWAT” (1.0) were each up a tenth vs. two weeks ago, while “Mom” (1.4) and “Life in Pieces” (1.1) held steady.

“Thursday Night Football” scored a 10.7 household rating in metered markets for NBC. E xcluding the Thanksgiving-night game last week, it was the highest-rated Thursday game since Oct. 5.

At ABC, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (1.6) and “Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” (1.2) were each up a bit from last year’s airings. “Gotham” (0.8) was off a tenth from its last episode on FOX, while “The Orville” held steady at 0.9.

“Supernatural’s” 0.5 was a season low, excluding last week’s episode, which was classified as a special.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.1/11 1.5/6 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 10.93 9.04 5.49 3.13 1.44


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (delayed by NFL overrun): 0.8, 2.2

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.9/8

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.5/4, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (delayed): 0.4, 1.3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

: 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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