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Updated Scorecard: CBS Tops Football-Populated Thursday

FAST AFFILIATE RATING RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, September 15 broken out by network and by each half-hour. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 10.91 million, ABC: 3.04, NBC: 2.92, Fox: 2.20, CW: 830,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 3.6 rating/13 share, NBC: 0.8/ 3, ABC: 0.6/ 2, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 3.48 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3t)

CBS – NFL Kick-Off
Viewers: 8.24 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/10 (#1)

NBC – Superstore (R)
Viewers: 3.26 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox –Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 2.33 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3t)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 956,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 3.14 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills) – season premiere
Viewers: 11.50 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/13 (#1)

NBC – Superstore (R)
Viewers: 2.72 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox –Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 2.26 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

CW – The Flash (R)
Viewers: 896, 000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 3.38 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills)
Viewers: 12.21 million (#1), A18-49: 4.0/14 (#1)

NBC – Superstore (R)
Viewers: 2.69 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox –Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.07 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4

CW – Beauty and the Beast (series finale)
Viewers: 733, 000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy (R)
Viewers: 3.53 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills)
Viewers: 11.94 million (#1), A18-49: 4.0/14 (#1)

NBC – Superstore (R)
Viewers: 2.68 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox –Bones (R)
Viewers: 2.14 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4

CW – Beauty and the Beast (series finale)
Viewers: 735, 000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – How to Get Away With Murder (R)
Viewers: 2.41 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills)
Viewers: 10.78 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/14 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med (R)
Viewers: 3.00 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – How to Get Away With Murder (R)
Viewers: 2.29 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Thursday Night Football (New York Jets at Buffalo Bills)
Viewers: 10.78 million (#1), A18-49: 3.8/15 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med (R)
Viewers: 3.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

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. Very good Jets vs. Bills game last night, Buffalo has a great home atmosphere but too bad they continue to struggle to make it to the playoffs inside of the 21st century.

    Next Thursday’s ratings will be interesting against TNF as I think ABC, NBC, and FOX will all have interests. Pitch on FOX is a bit of a wild card I think FOX should’ve tried that out in front of Empire instead of Lethal Weapon and went with Lethal Weapon with Rosewood. Superstore for a comedy can’t repeat well so it’s not looking good for next Thursday it’s going to do badly here and even worse once the Thursday comedies return on CBS this November. I think The Good Place will be DOA.

    Chicago Med should perform well and will give The Blacklist much needed help this season. ABC should still be solid since Grey’s is still leading off and aging well but the rest of the lineup won’t hold up until Scandal returns.

  2. Fall season starts next week!

    I stuck with Beauty and the Beast. I know it never deserved to be renewed ever but I am glad it had a happy ending on its own terms. I overall enjoyed the show.

    I am curious at how Chicago Med/TheBlacklist will perform this fall on Thursday.

  3. I have to imagine we’re going to see even lower live numbers this season across the board compared to last season — and overall higher DVR numbers.

    It started with Blindspot, which many people said flopped. I still think it may look a little better in the L+3’s. Last year, it was a big gainer. My thinking is this season, more than ever, we should really wait to judge a hit vs. flop until after delayed viewing is included.

    • Blindspot was a flop for a whole year last season, so there’s no need to wait for that one. 😉

      You are right, however in general as L+3 numbers are what’s sold.

      The thing is that so far no show ever progressed from flop to not-flop in L+3.

      Another thing to keep in mind is that the US population has increased by 20 million in 10 years. That’s the equivalent of the overnights of the biggest hit on TV.

      The networks may have DVR working against them, but have demography working for them. Somehow they never seem to mention it when trying to spin their failed efforts… 😉

  4. 10 years ago, CBS would have been able to do so much better than those NFL numbers, it’d have dropped TNF like a hot potato…

    I do wonder if the NFL isn’t going one night too far in saturating the market. Overexposure?