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Panthers Victory Over the Saints Leads NBC to Thursday Victory

'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS Tops the Evening

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.4 rating/11 share, CBS: 5.2/ 9, ABC: 4.2/ 7, Fox: 2.1/ 3, CW: 1.3/ 2

Note: Percent change from the year-ago week is not available today.
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What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, Nov. 17:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.8/10 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 9.4/15 (#1)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers): 4.0/ 7 (#3)
Fox – “Rosewood”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.7/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Great Indoors”: 4.8/ 8 (#3)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers): 6.6/11 (#1)
Fox – “Rosewood”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Notorious”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.2/ 8 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers): 7.3/12 (#1)
Fox – “Pitch”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Notorious”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces:” 4.3/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers): 7.7/12 (#1)
Fox – “Pitch”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers): 6.4/11 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – Thursday Night Football (New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers): 6.5/11 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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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  1. Did CBS give a full-season order to The Great Indoors because they don’t have anything in the pipeline to try after TBBT? Or, do they think it might catch on?
    Also, how soon are they going to dump Pure Genius? What a waste of a timeslot.

      • It is bad. I think I might have made it through the first episode and a bit of the second. What a waste for Stephen Fry, who I really like.

          • Great point. I noticed that too.

            It’s a rather embarrassing attempt by CBS at joining the ratings-deprived fake-edgy cohort of shows that supposedly get “buzz” (in lieu of actual viewers).

            To answer the original question, internal politics at CBS once again ruled as an objective look at it would have shown that the money needed to be spent on a new show to be put into production post-haste, but friends and friends of friends needed to pad their pocketbook a bit longer…

  2. Hoping the big CW Crossover event, which concludes of Legends of Tomorrow, is a hit for all the CW Superhero shows…