Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Note: The live “Thursday Night Football” telecast on CBS will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final national ratings.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||2.1/8||8.06|
|Thursday Night Kickoff (CBS)||2.1/8||7.98|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S||1.7/6||4.95|
|Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)||0.6/2||1.78|
|8:30 p.m.||Thursday Night Football (CBS) (8:30-11 p.m.)||3.0/11||10.50|
|The Good Place (NBC)||0.9/4||3.77|
|9 p.m.||Chicago Med (NBC)||1.2/4||6.61|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.6/2||1.64|
|10 p.m.||How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||1.2/4||4.30|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||1.1/4||5.34|
FOX’s new version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” put up decent ratings Thursday night. The special scored a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and just under 5 million viewers, falling well short of its “Grease Live” musical earlier in the year but just about doubling its Thursday-night average for the fall so far.
“Rocky Horror” (along with the National League Championship Series on cable) may also have stolen some viewers from NBC’s “Superstore” (1.0) and “The Good Place” (0.9), both of which recorded season lows. “Chicago Med” (1.2) was off a tenth of a point for the network, but “The Blacklist” held steady at 1.1.
“Supernatural” fell two tenths from its premiere last week to a 0.6 for The CW, equaling the rating for “Legends of Tomorrow,” which was steady. “How to Get Away with Murder” (1.2) ticked up a tenth for ABC, while “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.1) and “Notorious” (0.9) were even with last week’s fast nationals.
“Thursday Night Football” is currently showing a 3.0 for CBS, even with last week’s preliminary number. The game adjusted up to 4.7 in the finals.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.9/10||1.7/6||1.4/5||1.1/4||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||10.25||4.95||5.45||5.30||1.71|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.7/4, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (delayed by NFL overrun): 0.7/5, households n/a
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” (delayed): 0.5/4, households n/a
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 0.9/3
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.