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Thursday Final Nationals: ‘Gotham’ Returns to Fox at Below Last Season Levels on New Night

Thursday night was led by NFL Network among total viewers (approx. 6.7 million), adults 18-49 (approx. 2.5 rating), adults 18-34 (approx. 2.1 rating) and adults 25-54 (approx. 3.0 rating) from 8-11 p.m. ET with a surprisingly entertaining contest between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers on “Thursday Night Football”.

Fox’s “Gotham” debuted in its new Thursday night time slot with its fourth season premiere. The episode posted 3.21 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49, according to live plus same day data. This was slightly below the series’ third season average (3.31 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49).


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, September 21, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/3 2613 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy (r) 254 92 2.2/4 3318 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
9:00 Scandal (r) 254 92 1.7/3 2475 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder (r) 254 92 1.4/3 2045 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 5005 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.5/5
8:00 Big Bang Theory (r) 255 92 4.6/9 7164 0.6/3 1.2/5 1.9/7
8:31 Mom (rs) 255 92 3.8/7 5957 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.7/6
9:00 Big Bang Theory (rs) 255 92 3.9/7 6098 0.7/4 1.2/5 1.8/6
9:30 Mom (rs) 255 92 3.3/6 5098 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.4/4
10:00 Zoo (f) 255 92 1.9/4 2836 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.0/4 3329 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (rs) 242 92 2.0/4 3384 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/3
10:00 Chicago Fire (rs) 242 92 2.1/4 3218 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.3/4 3625 0.5/3 1.0/4 1.4/5
8:00 Gotham (p) 257 92 2.0/4 3211 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.3/4
9:01 The Orville 257 92 2.6/5 4053 0.5/3 1.1/4 1.5/5
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1341 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 253 90 0.9/2 1552 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 253 90 0.7/1 1186 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/2
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 253 90 0.7/1 1074 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/2 1458 0.5/2
7:00 Noticias Univision Presenta (s) 1.2/2 2056 0.7/4
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.8/2 1546 0.6/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.0/2 1742 0.6/2
10:00 Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.7/1 1085 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 655 0.2/1
7:00 La Tierra Prometida (r) 0.2/0 372 0.1/0
8:00 La Tierra Prometida 0.4/1 796 0.2/1
9:00 Totalmente Diva 0.4/1 592 0.2/1
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.3/1 577 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1636 0.6/3 0.7/3
7:00 Noticias Telemundo Terremoto (s) 0.7/1 1162 0.3/2 0.3/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/2 1371 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/2 1637 0.6/3 0.6/3
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 1900 0.7/4 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 9/21/17

Zoo” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Gotham” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

The Orville” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Penn and Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (CW, 9pm)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

The Guest Book” (TBS, 10:30)
0.67 household rating
0.980 million viewers
0.32 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.29

Better Things” (FX)
0.33 household rating
0.492 million viewers
0.19 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.24
Men 18-34: 0.09
Women 18-49: 0.22
Men 18-49: 0.16

Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers” (NFL Network)
4.43 household rating
7.448 million viewers
2.80 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 1.27
Men 18-34: 3.34
Women 18-49: 1.58
Men 18-49: 4.04

Live+3 Days Ratings – Thursday 9/21/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC GREY’S ANATOMY R 0.59 0.65 9% 3319 3493 5%
ABC SCANDAL R 0.44 0.48 8% 2476 2741 11%
ABC HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER R 0.36 0.39 8% 2046 2224 9%
CBS BIG BANG THEORY R 1.20 1.25 5% 7164 7485 4%
CBS MOM 8:30PM-SP RS 1.03 1.06 2% 5959 6094 2%
CBS BIG BANG THEORY-SPC RS 1.16 1.22 5% 6100 6414 5%
CBS MOM 9:30PM-SP RS 0.90 0.93 3% 5099 5242 3%
CBS ZOO F 0.52 0.72 38% 2837 3888 37%
NBC AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR 9/21 RS 0.80 0.81 1% 3384 3445 2%
NBC CHICAGO FIRE 9/21 RS 0.60 0.63 6% 3219 3493 9%
FOX GOTHAM P 1.00 1.51 51% 3212 4470 39%
FOX THE ORVILLE P 1.10 1.79 62% 4054 6264 55%
CW PENN & TELLER: FOOL US O 0.43 0.52 20% 1552 1761 13%
CW WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY O 0.36 0.43 21% 1189 1457 23%
CW WHOSE LINE IS IT-ENC R 0.32 0.33 3% 1077 1135 5%

Cable Rankings – Thursday 9/21/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Thursday, September 21:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
64 37 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 628 0.24
58 17 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 670 0.30
45 10 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 776 0.36
32 7 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 964 0.48
23 4 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1138 0.59
17 3 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1262 0.66
91 85 AMC MOVIE: THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY AMC 7:00 PM 240 355 0.14
27 11 FLIPPING OUT BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1029 0.35
85 85 GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 392 0.14
87 50 TOSH.O CMDY 8:00 PM 30 379 0.20
96 61 TOSH.O CMDY 8:30 PM 30 343 0.18
89 50 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 373 0.20
97 61 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 330 0.18
25 56 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1055 0.19
34 43 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 938 0.22
37 75 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 864 0.16
40 46 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 8:00 PM 180 841 0.21
54 69 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 731 0.17
35 69 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 8:00 PM 30 928 0.17
36 75 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 878 0.16
46 81 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 775 0.15
83 56 MOVIES WE LOVE: THE HOLIDAY E! 8:00 PM 181 400 0.19
30 12 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: TEMPLE @ SOUTH FLORIDA (0.65 HH, 0.31 A18-34) ESPN 7:24 PM 209 991 0.34
84 85 SPORTSCENTER LATE (0.29 HH, 0.15 A18-34) ESPN 10:53 PM 67 393 0.14
51 40 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 738 0.23
59 50 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 665 0.20
42 37 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 831 0.24
43 40 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 806 0.23
4 25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2582 0.28
7 32 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2309 0.25
5 29 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2357 0.26
81 75 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE FRFM 5:15 PM 185 409 0.16
68 46 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I FRFM 8:20 PM 160 572 0.21
38 9 FX MOVIE PRIME: PITCH PERFECT 2 FX 7:30 PM 150 863 0.40
74 56 BETTER THINGS FX 10:00 PM 34 492 0.19
71 85 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 535 0.14
71 81 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 535 0.15
41 40 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:00 PM 30 835 0.23
26 32 FLIP OR FLOP HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1034 0.25
20 20 FLIP OR FLOP ATLANTA HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1227 0.29
21 25 DESERT FLIPPERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1193 0.28
13 20 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1471 0.29
12 17 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1532 0.30
24 61 MOUNTAIN MEN AC HIST 8:00 PM 60 1111 0.18
8 14 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 9:00 PM 63 2166 0.32
9 13 MOUNTAIN MEN HIST 10:03 PM 60 1999 0.33
48 50 SHATTERED ID 8:00 PM 60 765 0.20
28 25 KISS OF DEATH ID 9:00 PM 60 1025 0.28
22 14 GUILTY RICH ID 10:00 PM 60 1144 0.32
70 85 PROJECT RUNWAY: SOCIAL LIF 8:00 PM 50 546 0.14
33 29 PROJECT REWIND LIF 8:50 PM 10 952 0.26
10 5 PROJECT RUNWAY LIF 9:00 PM 93 1935 0.52
75 85 MOVIE- LFT LOM RPT: KILLER AMONG US LMN 10:00 PM 120 489 0.14
11 61 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1663 0.18
2 20 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2674 0.29
6 32 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2311 0.25
98 85 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 8:00 PM 30 284 0.14
99 85 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 8:30 PM 30 283 0.14
94 61 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 9:00 PM 30 351 0.18
88 61 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 9:30 PM 30 376 0.18
86 61 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 10:00 PM 30 388 0.18
80 46 NICK CANNON WILD N OUT S9 MTV 10:30 PM 30 427 0.21
44 43 YOGI BEAR NAN 8:00 PM 90 785 0.22
63 50 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 636 0.20
57 43 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 672 0.22
55 32 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 728 0.25
3 2 TNF PRE-KICK (1.64 HH, 0.69 A18-34) NFLN 8:00 PM 27 2623 0.93
1 1 THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: L.A. RAMS @ SAN FRANCISCO (4.43 HH, 2.31 A18-34) NFLN 8:27 PM 203 7448 2.80
47 69 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 766 0.17
61 85 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 659 0.14
62 85 PAW PATROL NKJR 9:30 PM 30 654 0.14
65 85 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 625 0.14
69 85 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 563 0.14
100 85 LAW ABIDING CITIZEN STARZ 9:32 PM 109 274 0.14
29 20 SYFY MOVIE: JOHN WICK SYFY 8:00 PM 120 1020 0.29
77 75 SYFY MOVIE: LAKE PLACID SYFY 10:00 PM 120 470 0.16
52 28 SEINFELD TBS 8:00 PM 30 733 0.27
50 20 SEINFELD TBS 8:30 PM 30 758 0.29
39 17 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 849 0.30
19 8 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1238 0.42
14 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1446 0.51
31 14 THE GUEST BOOK TBS 10:30 PM 30 980 0.32
66 85 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 122 616 0.14
67 75 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: RED 2 TNT 8:00 PM 151 603 0.16
56 56 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: RED TNT 10:31 PM 135 710 0.19
92 81 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:00 PM 30 353 0.15
95 75 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:30 PM 30 347 0.16
90 69 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 9:00 PM 30 370 0.17
81 61 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 9:30 PM 30 409 0.18
73 37 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 493 0.24
76 32 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 481 0.25
53 85 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:48 PM 36 732 0.14
49 69 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 764 0.17
18 50 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1240 0.20
15 56 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1307 0.19
16 46 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1277 0.21
79 69 MARY MARY: FIRST LOOK WETV 8:48 PM 12 434 0.17
60 29 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 9:00 PM 60 664 0.26
93 81 GROWING UP HIP HOP WETV 10:00 PM 60 352 0.15
78 85 COPS WGNA 9:30 PM 30 460 0.14

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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