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Thursday Night Football Season-Opener Slips by 23 Percent from Year-Ago Match-Up

'Beauty and the Beast' Series-Finale Ends with a Whimper on The CW

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Thursday, September 15:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 8.1/13, ABC: 2.2/ 4, NBC: 2.0/ 3, Fox: 1.5/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:

Fox: +67, ABC: – 4, CW: -14, CBS: -21, NBC: -44

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#2)
CBS – NFL Thursday Night Kick-Off: 4.8/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills): 8.0/14 (#1) – season premiere
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Rosewood” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills): 9.1/16 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast”: 0.5/ 1 (#5) – series premiere

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.6/ 4 (#2)
CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills): 9.2/15 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Bones” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast”: 0.5/ 1 (#5) – series premiere

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills): 8.3/14 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills): 9.0/16 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#2)

Thursday Night Football: 8.7/15 in primetime
Year-ago season opening match-up (Broncos vs. Chargers): 11.3/20 on 9/15/15)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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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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