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Thursday Overnights: ‘Big Bang’ Tops Night; Football Rules on NBC

Modest Overnights for 'The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration' on ABC

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 8.0/13, CBS: 6.1/10, ABC: 3.5/ 6, Fox: 2.3/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 2

Percent Change from Opening Thursday in 2016 – 9/21/16:
CBS: +24, Fox: +10, NBC: + 6, NBC: -20, CW: -48

-Ratings Breakdown:
”The Big Bang Theory” on CBS ruled the night, as always, with a 9.4 rating/16 share in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. half-hour. Historically, no primetime series in its 11th season has ever remained this dominant. And it led into a 7.9/13 (#1t) for prequel “Young Sheldon,” which continues to hold more of adult Sheldon and company audience than any other show. But it was “Thursday Night Football” on NBC (Dallas Cowboys 38, Washington Redskins 14) that kept NBC in the overnight winner’s circle, with an estimated 8.4/14 from 8:30-11:15 p.m. Combined with coverage on the NFLN, that household rating rose to a 10.7 (with a 5.2 rating in adults 18-49).

Also on CBS were typical overnight performances for sitcoms “Mom” (#2: 5.6/ 9 at 9 p.m.) and “Life in Pieces” (#3: 4.3/ 7 at 9:30 p.m.) and recent crime solver entry “S.W.A.T. (#2: 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m.), which has received a full season episode order. Comparably, “S.W.A.T.” was 47 percent above failed year-ago occupant “Pure Genius” (3.2/ 6 on 12/01/16).

In the specials department was “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” on ABC at a modest 3.2/ 5 (#3) from 9-11 p.m. That led out of a third-place 3.9/ 7 for a repeat of annual animated holiday classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Elsewhere, Fox finished in the distant No. 4 spot with its pairing of “Gotham” (#4: 2.0/ 3), which has not performed well since moving to Thursday, and freshman “The Orville” (#4: 2.6/ 4), which has been renewed for the full season. And The CW featured “Supernatural” (#5: 1.2/ 2 at 8 p.m.) into a Thursday 9 p.m. edition of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (#5: 0.8/ 1 at 9 p.m.).

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, November 30:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (R): 4.0/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 9.4/16 (#1)
NBC – “Football Night in Dallas”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (R): 3.9/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 7.9/13 (#1t)
NBC – “Thursday Night Football” (Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys): 7.9/13 (#1t)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.6/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Thursday Night Football” (Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys): 8.8/14 (#1)
Fox – “The Orville”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Thursday Night Football” (Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys): 9.2/15 (#1)
Fox – “The Orville”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Thursday Night Football” (Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys): 8.5/14 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 4.6/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Thursday Night Football” (Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys): 8.6/15 (#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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