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Thursday Final Nationals: ABC’s TGIT Dramas Grow in Fall Finales, Latin Grammys Solid for Univision

CBS was Thursday’s most-watched network with 8.15 million total viewers. ABC won all key demos including adults 18-49 (2.4 rating/8 share), adults 18-34 (1.9/8) and adults 25-54 (2.9/8).

With all three of its dramas airing fall finales on the night, ABC drew its biggest Thursday audience in four weeks and hit a 7-week high in Adults 18-49 – since 10/22/15 and 10/1/15, respectively.

Grey’s Anatomy(Women 18-34: 2.8/12; Men 18-34: 1.1/5; Women 18-49: 3.6/12; Men 18-49: 1.3/5) delivered its best young adults delivery since its season premiere telecast (Sep. 24, 2015).

Scandal(Women 18-34: 2.6/10; Men 18-34: 1.1/5; Women 18-49: 3.5/10; Men 18-49: 1.4/5) earned 4-week highs in total viewers and adults 18-49 (best since 10/22/15).

To close out the night, “How to Get Away with Murder(Women 18-34: 2.6/11; Men 18-34: 1.0/5; Women 18-49: 3.3/11; Men 18-49: 1.3/5) was up for the third-consecutive week in total viewers as well as having risen in adults 18-49 to its strongest numbers since early October – since 10/8/15 and 10/1/15, respectively.

The biggest stars in Latin music gathered Thursday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards, while 8.1 million total viewers tuned in to all or part of the three-hour broadcast on the Univision Network.

The awards telecast delivered an average audience of 4.0 million Total Viewers 2+, 2.2 million Adults 18-49 and 1.1 million Adults 18-34, positioning Univision as the No. 2 broadcast network among Adults 18-34, ahead of CBS, NBC, and FOX. Univision also ranked as the No. 3 broadcast network for the entire night among Adults 18-49, outperforming NBC and FOX.

The Latin GRAMMY® Awards on Univision attracted more Hispanic Adults 18-49 than the combined audience of the latest editions of the “Billboard Music Awards,” “Country Music Awards” and “MTV Video Music Awards.”

ADDITIONAL NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

16th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards on the Univision Network:

· Was the fifth most-watched program on all of broadcast television with more Adult 18-34 viewers than the entire original line-ups on NBC (“Heroes Reborn,” “The Blacklist” and “The Player”), FOX (“Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow”) and CW (“The Vampire Diaries” and “The originals”) as well as first-run episodes of CBS’ “Life in Pieces,” “Mom,” “2 Broke Girls” and “Elementary.”
· Delivered more Adult 18-49 viewers than the entire original line-up on NBC (“Heroes Reborn,” “The Blacklist” and “The Player”), FOX (“Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow”) and CW (“The Vampire Diaries” and “The originals”) as well as the first-run episode of CBS’ “Elementary” to finish within the top 10 programs on all of broadcast television on this night.

LOCAL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

Univision was the No. 1 broadcast station in the time period during the Latin GRAMMY® Awards, in the following markets:

· Among Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles, Miami and Houston
· Among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston and Dallas
· Among Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Phoenix
The Latin GRAMMY® Awards was the No. 1 program of the day, regardless of language in the following markets:

· Among Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles and Miami
· Among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Miami and Houston
· Among Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles and Houston

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Based on Twitter unique audience, the Latin GRAMMY® Awards was the No. 1 most social program on TV yesterday, generating a higher unique audience on Twitter than “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC), “Scandal” (ABC) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC).

The night’s other original offerings were, as follows:

CBS’s “Big Bang Theory(Women 18-34: 2.5/10; Men 18-34: 1.9/9; Women 18-49: 3.9/13; Men 18-49: 3.6/13)

CBS’s “Life in Pieces(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.8/4; Women 18-49: 1.9/6; Men 18-49: 1.7/6)

CBS’s “Mom(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.7/3; Women 18-49: 1.8/6; Men 18-49 1.5/5)

CBS’s “2 Broke Girls(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.7/3; Women 18-49: 1.9/6; Men 18-49 1.5/5)

CBS’s “Elementary(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 1.0/3; Men 18-49: 0.8/3)

NBC’s “Heroes Reborn(Women 18-34: 0.7/3; Men 18-34: 0.6/3; Women 18-49: 1.0/3; Men 18-49: 1.2/4)

NBC’s “The Blacklist(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.6/5; Men 18-49: 1.3/4)

NBC’s “The Player(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 0.8/3; Men 18-49: 0.8/3)

Fox’s “Bones(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.6/3; Women 18-49: 1.2/4; Men 18-49: 0.9/3)

Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow(Women 18-34: 0.6/2; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 0.9/3; Men 18-49: 0.7/2)

CW’s “The Vampire Diaries(Women 18-34: 0.6/2; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 0.6/2; Men 18-49: 0.4/1)

CW’s “The Originals(Women 18-34: 0.4/1; Men 18-34: 0.2/1; Women 18-49: 0.4/1; Men 18-49: 0.3/1)

NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” (Tennessee-Jacksonville) (Women 18-34: 1.01; Men 18-34: 2.39; Women 18-49: 1.25; Men 18-49: 3.15)

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.4/9 7939 1.9/8 2.4/8 2.9/8
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 5.8/10 8498 1.9/8 2.5/8 3.0/8
9:00 Scandal 5.5/9 8132 1.8/8 2.4/8 2.9/8
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder 4.9/9 7187 1.8/8 2.3/8 2.7/8
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.1/9 8151 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.7/7
8:00 Big Bang Theory 9.3/15 15194 2.2/10 3.8/13 5.3/15
8:31 Life in Pieces 5.2/8 8349 0.9/4 1.8/6 2.7/7
9:01 Mom 4.8/8 7464 0.7/3 1.7/5 2.6/7
9:30 2 Broke Girls 4.1/7 6423 0.9/3 1.7/5 2.5/7
10:00 Elementary 3.6/7 5609 0.4/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.0/5 4680 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
8:00 Heroes Reborn 2.4/4 3719 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
9:00 The Blacklist 4.3/7 6913 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.0/5
10:00 The Player 2.3/4 3407 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.5/4 4025 0.6/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
8:00 Bones 3.2/5 5246 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.5/4
9:00 Sleepy Hollow 1.8/3 2804 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
CW PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 953 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
8:00 The Vampire Diaries 0.8/1 1103 0.4/2 0.5/1 0.5/1
9:00 The Originals 0.6/1 802 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 4030 1.7/6
7:00 Noche de Estrellas 1.5/3 2760 1.1/4
8:00 Latin Grammys 2015 2.1/4 4030 1.7/6

Cable Rankings – Thursday 11/19/15

What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows on cable in prime time for Thursday, November 19:


  1. “NFLN Thursday Night Football: Tennessee @ Jacksonville” (NFL Network, 8:27 p.m., 4.15 household rating): 6.640 million

  2. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.035

  3. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 2.913

  4. “NBA Basketball: Golden State @ L.A. Clippers” (TNT, 10:50 p.m., 1.89 household rating): 2.741

  5. “NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Kick” (NFL Network, 8:00 p.m., 1.66 household rating): 2.515

  6. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 2.317

  7. “WWE Smackdown” (Syfy, 8 p.m.): 2.229

  8. Movie: “Christmas Incorporated” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 1.828

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 1.752

  10. “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): 1.703

  11. “Pawn Stars” (History, 9:31 p.m.): 1.647

  12. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.635

  13. “NBA Basketball: Milwaukee @ Cleveland” (TNT, 8:14 p.m., 1.12 household rating): 1.622

  14. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10 p.m.): 1.574

  15. “Pawn Stars: Best of” (History, 9 p.m.): 1.573

  16. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.) and “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.432 each

  1. “Pawn Stars” (History, 9:31 p.m.): 1.428

  2. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.373

  3. “The First 48” (A&E, 9 p.m.): 1.350


  • “Project Runway Junior” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.): 1.157

  • “Lip Sync Battle” (Spike, 10 p.m.): 1.132


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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