Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, October 10, 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.) 3.4/17 11.97
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.3/6 6.02
Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.0/5 7.50
Superstore (NBC) 0.8/4 2.85
Supernatural (The CW) – P 0.4/2 1.26
8:30 p.m. The Unicorn (CBS) 0.7/4 5.22
Perfect Harmony (NBC) 0.4/2 2.14
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) 0.8/4 5.82
A Million Little Things (ABC) 0.8/4 4.26
The Good Place (NBC) 0.6/3 1.96
Legacies (The CW) – P 0.3/1 0.82
9:30 p.m. Carol’s Second Act (CBS) 0.6/3 4.94
Sunnyside (NBC) 0.3/2 1.22
10 p.m. Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.6/3 3.33
Evil (CBS) 0.5/3 3.72
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) 0.5/3 2.33


“Grey’s Anatomy” remained Thursday’s no. 1 scripted show for the third week in a row.

The long-running ABC series led the night’s scripted lineup with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, matching its rating from a week ago, with 6.02 million viewers. “A Million Little Things” was similarly steady, scoring the same 0.8 rating as its last episode, while “How to Get Away with Murder” posted its second straight 0.5

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Young Sheldon” fell from its 1.1 final rating last Thursday to a 1.0 this time around, but still managed to score the largest audience of any of the night’s scripted shows (7.5 million viewers). “The Unicorn” (0.7), “Carol’s Second Act” (0.6), and “Evil” (0.5) all ticked down one-tenth week-to-week as well. “Mom,” however, stayed even with another 0.8.

On NBC, “Superstore” (0.8), “The Good Place” (0.6), and “Sunnyside” (0.3) were all steady with their most recent outings, but the same could not be said for “Perfect Harmony” (0.4) and “Law & Order: SVU” (0.6), both of which fell a tenth from their previous episodes.

The CW’s “Supernatural,” meanwhile, premiered its final season with a 0.4 and 1.26 million viewers, on par with its 2018-19 averages. The season 2 premiere of “Legacies” followed it with a 0.3 and 824,000 viewers, also steady with its performance last season.

Rounding out the night, FOX remained dominant over the other networks, with its broadcast of the “Thursday Night Football” game between New York and New England averaging a 3.4 rating and 11.97 million viewers, pending updates.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 3.4/17 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 11.97 4.20 5.15 2.47 1.04



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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