Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, Oct. 6, 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. Additionally, some stations pre-empted their primetime schedules for coverage of Hurricane Matthew.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||2.3/8||8.31|
|Thursday Night Kickoff (CBS)||2.1/8||7.73|
|iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – S||0.3/1||1.00|
|8:30 p.m.||Thursday Night Football (CBS)||2.5/9||8.05|
|The Good Place (NBC)||1.4/5||4.98|
|9 p.m.||Chicago Med (NBC)||1.3/4||6.90|
|10 p.m.||How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)||1.3/5||4.75|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||1.2/4||6.39|
Thursday’s ratings are more preliminary than most days, given that some stations in the southeastern United State pre-empted their schedules for hurricane coverage. As things stand now, however, NBC’s comedies “Superstore” (1.3 rating in adults 18-49) and “The Good Place” (1.4) are each up from last week’s fast nationals, as is “The Blacklist” (1.2). FOX’s “Rosewood” (0.9) is also currently showing a 0.1 improvement.
“Grey’s Anatomy” fell a tenth of a point to 2.3 for ABC but was still the night’s top scripted show by a wide margin. “Notorious” (1.0) fell a tenth as well, but “How to Get Away with Murder” (1.3) is currently even with last week. “Pitch” also held steady for FOX at 1.0.
CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” (2.5) is currently way down from the network’s last telecast two weeks ago. The game may also be subject to bigger revisions than usual, however, since it involved two West Coast teams (Arizona and San Francisco) whose home markets aired the game mostly outside of primetime.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.4/9||1.6/6||1.3/4||1.0/4||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.00||5.88||6.12||3.68||1.00|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.5/7
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: n/a, delayed by NFL overrun
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: n/a, delayed
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.
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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.