Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, November 7, 2019

Note: FOX’s live NFL broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals later today.

The numbers for Thursday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Thursday Night Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 2.6/13 9.42
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.3/6 6.13
Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.1/6 8.73
Superstore (NBC) 0.7/4 2.61
Supernatural (The CW) 0.3/2 1.12
8:30 p.m. The Unicorn (CBS) 0.8/4 5.93
Perfect Harmony (NBC) 0.5/2 1.99
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 0.8/4 6.20
A Million Little Things (ABC) 0.8/4 4.49
The Good Place (NBC) 0.6/3 1.99
Legacies (The CW) 0.2/1 0.79
9:30 p.m. Carol’s Second Act (CBS) 0.7/3 4.99
Will & Grace (NBC) 0.5/3 2.18
10 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.6/3 3.57
Evil (CBS) 0.5/3 3.48
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 0.4/2 2.27


CBS’ Thursday primetime lineup returned from a week off, in fairly steady fashion.

At 8 p.m., “Young Sheldon” kicked the night off for the network with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.73 million viewers, matching its last episode’s demo rating and ticking up a bit in viewers. “The Unicorn” (0.8), “Mom” (0.8), “Carol’s Second Act” (0.7), and “Evil” (0.5) all returned even with their most recent outings as well.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” rebounded from its small ratings hit last week, ticking back up from its previous 1.1 to a 1.3 with 6.13 million viewers, making it the night’s highest-rated scripted show yet again. “A Million Little Things” scored a small uptick week-to-week as well, climbing up from a 0.7 to a 0.8, while “How to Get Away with Murder” held steady with another 0.4.

On NBC, “Superstore” (0.7), “Perfect Harmony” (0.5), and “The Good Place” (0.6) all maintained the same ratings that they scored a week ago. The same could not be said for “Will & Grace” (0.5) and “Law & Order: SVU” (0.6), both of which ticked down a tenth from their last outings.

Rounding out the night’s scripted programming, the CW’s “Supernatural” (0.3) and “Legacies” (0.2) returned from a week off with the same ratings as their previous episodes.

Meanwhile, FOX’s broadcast of the “Thursday Night Football” game between Los Angeles and Oakland topped the night, averaging a 2.6 rating and 9.42 million viewers. Pending updates, that puts it down just a bit from the preliminary numbers (2.8, 10.19 million) that last week’s “TNF” game scored.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.6/13 0.8/4 0.7/4 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.42 4.30 5.47 2.65 0.96



Rating: 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:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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