Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.8/9 2.3/7 1.1/3 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.3/8 1.4/5 0.9/3 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.159 9.866 2.766 3.704 4.471 1.383

ABC was number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers. 

NOTE CBS was preempted in Buffalo and Miami for Thursday Night Football coverage. Ratings for CBS are likely inflated as a result.

On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Scandal scored a 3.2, up 10 percent from last week’s 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. How to Get Away With Murder garnered a 2.9,  up 4 percent from last week’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.5, up 5 percent from last week’s 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. Mom notched a 2.8, up 22 percent from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Two and Half Men scored a 2.2, up 5 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The McCarthys garnered a 1.6, up 7 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary matched  last week’s series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser matched last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Bad Judge matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. A to Z scored a 0.6, down 25 percent from last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood earned a series low 1.0, down 23 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. 

On FOX, Bones notched a 1.2, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Gracepoint earned a 0.8, up 14 percent from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Vampire Diaries tied its series low with a 0.7, down 13 percent  from last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Reign matched last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a bit too optimistic.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, November 13, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 4.5/15 17.07
ABC Grey’s Anatomy 2.4/7 8.29
FOX Bones 1.2/4 5.51
NBC The Biggest Loser 1.2/4 4.45
CW The Vampire Diaries 0.7/2 1.56
8:30 CBS Mom 2.8/8 11.84
9:00 ABC Scandal 3.2/9 9.98
CBS Two and a Half Men 2.2/7 9.45
NBC Bad Judge 0.9/3 3.69
FOX Gracepoint 0.8/2 3.43
CW Reign 0.4/1 1.21
9:30 CBS The McCarthys 1.6/5 6.94
NBC A to Z 0.6/2 2.35
10:00 ABC How To Get Away With Murder 2.9/9 9.22
CBS Elementary 1.2/4 6.95
NBC Parenthood 1.0/3 3.64

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,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.6/7.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.9/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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