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
Superstore (NBC) 1.3/5 5.20
Rosewood (FOX) 0.9/4 3.77
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
Notorious (ABC) 1.0/4 4.60
Pitch (FOX) 1.0/4 3.60
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.

Network averages:

CBS ABC NBC FOX CW
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):

11:35 p.m.

“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

12:35 a.m.

“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

Definitions:
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: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.

  • yamdev

    Why football so low

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    • Wanda

      Two West Coast teams, game broadcast time starts outside of prime time. It’s listed above in the ratings comments breakdown.

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  • Markos_Anderson (@Markos_Anderson)

    No more Disqus?

    Booo…..

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    • Markos_Anderson (@Markos_Anderson)

      Two lousy teams. Boycott of Colin Kapernick.

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    • Rick Porter

      We’re working to bring Disqus over.

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      • Markos_Anderson (@Markos_Anderson)

        YAY!

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      • Fred

        So no more TV BY THE NUMBERS?

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  • Dennis Scipio

    What happened to using Disqus?

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    • Markos_Anderson (@Markos_Anderson)

      It go bye-bye

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  • Fred

    Superstore was extraordinary last night. Funny and very topical simultaneously. The cast was hilarious!

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    • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/920925834609926/ Tianyi Albert Li

      I agree.

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  • Bill

    What the hell happened to TVbythenumbers? I hate the new layout here. No Disqus comments anymore as well? WTF?

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    • http://twitter.com/TheTVenthusiast TheTVenthusiasts (@TheTVenthusiast)

      Too attached to Disqus. Has this happened before and will it change?

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  • Max

    First of all what’s this?? But then who cares, HTGAWM is stable, yes!! Also happy for GA & TGP and surprised that Notorious isn’t fractional yet!

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  • cylon6

    This revamp is going to take some getting used to!

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  • Dan

    So disqus is gone? They did this last year when they redesigned the site and made it look worse ugh. Oh well.

    Good numbers Superstore, Med and Blacklist holding with Good Place rising. Everything else steady or up. Not bad.

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  • http://twitter.com/TheTVenthusiast TheTVenthusiasts (@TheTVenthusiast)

    I love the design, but no Disqus WHAT????!!! And I want TVBTN back. I HATE THE NEW OWNER!

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    • Rick Porter

      Same owner as before. New name, is all.

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  • Rick Porter

    We’re working to bring Disqus over. As is usually the case with a relaunch there are some kinks to work out. Thanks for bearing with us.

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  • Nicholas Cullen

    Shows like Notorious, Conviction, Rosewood, and Dr. Ken that have bad ratings wont even get close to second season or third season.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/1284714598/ Gaius Bolling

    the site got a make over i see haha.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000152258237/ Mj Fleming

    Is this where we initiate a DISQUS comment now? There will be adjustments. Did not think TBL was 1.1 last week, or else the tvbtn comment was a mistake. Glad that Arizona has begun to redeem itself.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/10207666003750612/ Rene Jacques

    Very stable night (pending Final ratings), looks like Notorious is holding on and that’s good.

    Superstore and TGP are doing ok, GA ruled as usual and Fox is lowly but not exactly collapsing, Rosewood is barely acceptable, maybe a little rise to constant 1.0 would be pleasing to them.

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