Elementary Novemver 27 2014

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.6/19 1.6/6 1.4/5 x 0.6/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.1/21 1.2/6 0.7/3 x 0.4/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 17.28 5.33 6.54 x 2.82 1.01

NBC was number one among adults 18-49  and with total viewers. 

Note: Due to the nature of live sports, NBC’s ratings are likely inaccurate and subject to adjustment in the final ratings. Portions of the first hour of FOX’s programming were preempted for football in many markets and will likely be adjusted in the final ratings.

On NBC, Football Night in America earned a preliminary 4.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 23 percent from a preliminary 3.9 last Thanksgiving. NFL Football scored a preliminary 5.8 adults 18-49 rating, down 3 percent from a preliminary 6.0 for last year’s Thanksgiving night game.

On FOX, FOX’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular garnered a probably sports inflated 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up significantly from FOX’s regular Thursday line-up .

On CBS, Mom notched a 1.6, down 35 percent from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Two and Half Men scored a 1.5, down 32 percent from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The McCarthys earned a 1.1, down 21 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary garnered a 1.1, up 10 percent from last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Thank You America With Robin Roberts scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. 

Overnight ratings for Thursday, November 27, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC Football Night in America – Live 4.8/17 15.03
CBS The Big Bang Theory – R 1.7/6 8.00
FOX  FOX’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular (8-10PM) 1.6/6 5.33
ABC Thank You America With Robin Roberts 0.6/2 3.57
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway – R 0.2/1 0.90
8:30 NBC NFL Football (49ers-Seahawks) – Live (8:30-11PM) 5.8/20 17.73
CBS Mom 1.6/6 7.17
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway – R 0.3/1 0.95
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 1.5/5 6.89
ABC How To Get Away With Murder – R 0.5/2 2.32
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway – R 0.4/1 1.12
9:30 CBS The McCarthys 1.1/4 5.28
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway – R 0.4/1 1.06
10:00 CBS Elementary 1.1/4 5.96
ABC How To Get Away With Murder – R 0.6/2 2.58

via NBC press note:-

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.3/10 (delayed by an NFL overrun); CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.6/8 (delayed by an NFL overrun); “Late Show,” 0.4/2 with an encore; “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.8/6 in metered-market households, delayed by an NFL overrun) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.9/6 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/3 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by an NFL overrun, and a 0.6/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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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.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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