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Kansas City Chief’s Victory Ignites NBC

ABC's 'Notorious' and Fox's 'Pitch' Conclude on Sluggish Notes

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 8.5 rating/14 share, CBS: 4.5/ 8, Fox: 2.4/ 4, ABC: 2.3/ 4, CW: 1.3/ 2

-Percent Change From the Comparable Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +44, NBC: +21, ABC: +10, Fox: -14, CBS: -15

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-Winners:
NFL Football (NBC), “The Big Bang Theory” R (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Taraji’s White Hot Christmas” (Fox), “Great American Baking Show” (ABC), “Pitch” (Fox), “Notorious” (ABC), “Pure Genius” (CBS)

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Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Thursday overnight victory for NBC care of the 21 to 13 victory for the Kansas City Chiefs over the Oakland Raiders on NFL Football at an estimated 9.1 rating/15 share in households. Combined with live coverage on the NFLN and the household rating for the match-up increased to an 11.8 from 8:30-11:45 p.m. ET. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

In the specials department was Fox’s holiday-themed “Taraji’s White Hot Christmas,” headlined by “Empire” star Taraji B. Henson, at a not-so-hot 2.6/ 4 (#3) at 8 p.m. That led into a modest 2.2/ 4 (#4) for the season (or series) finale of freshman drama “Pitch” at 9 p.m.

In series-finale news, ABC drama “Notorious” earned its cancellation stripes at a 1.9/ 3 in the household overnights at 10 p.m., which trailed CBS’ soon-to-conclude “Pure Genius” (#2: 3.6/ 6) by a hefty 47 percent.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were encore telecasts of animated holiday specials “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (#4: 2.5/ 4) and “Shrek the Halls” (#4: 2.3/ 4) from 8-9 p.m., followed by “The Great American Baking Show” at a 2.7/ 4 at 9 p.m. CBS populated the 8-10 p.m. block with a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” at a second-place 6.1/10 in the 8 p.m. half-hour, followed by original telecasts of “The Great Indoors” (#2: 4.7/ 7), “Mom” (#2: 5.1/ 8) and “Life in Pieces” (#2: 4.2/ 7) from 8:30-10 p.m. Unfortunately, CBS has never been able to capitalize on the lead-out spot out of “The Big Bang Theory.”

The CW capped off the evening with the pairing of “D.C. Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 1.5/ 3) and “Supernatural” (#5: 1.1/ 2) from 8-10 p.m. at typical overnight levels. “Supernatural” moves to Thursdays at 8 p.m. into upcoming drama “Riverdale” effective on Thursday, Jan. 26. And “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” will move to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET (out of “The Flash”) beginning on Jan. 24.

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, Nov. 17:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 6.1/10 (#2)
NBC – Football Night in Kansas City: 5.3/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Shrek the Halls” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Great Indoors”: 4.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football (Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs): 8.4/14 (#1)
Fox – “Taraji’s White Hot Holidays”: 2.7/ 4 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show”: 2.7/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings): 9.5/15 (#1)
Fox – “Pitch”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show”: 2.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings): 9.7/16 (#1)
Fox – “Pitch”: 2.2/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Notorious” (series finale): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings): 8.7/14 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Notorious” (series finale): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings): 9.1/16 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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