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Updated Thursday Ratings: Below Average CBS Still Dominates

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Thursday, April 26. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 7.96 million, ABC: 4.79, Fox: 3.88, NBC: 3.12, CW: 1.20

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.3 rating/5 share, Fox: 1.1/ 5, ABC: 1.0/ 4, NBC: 0.6/ 3, CW: 0.,4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 6.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 7 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 11.51 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 9 (#1)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 2.85 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7. 3 (#4)

Fox – 2018 NFL Draft
Viewers: 3.96 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#3)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.53 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 6.32 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Young Sheldon
Viewers: 11.01 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

NBC – A.P. Bio
Viewers: 1.77 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

Fox – 2018 NFL Draft
Viewers: 3.91 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.44 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Station 19
Viewers: 5.12 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Mom
Viewers: 8.46 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Will & Grace (R)
Viewers: 1.78 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

Fox – 2018 NFL Draft
Viewers: 3.82 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 961,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Station 19
Viewers: 5.22 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Life in Pieces
Viewers: 6.29 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Champions
Viewers: 1.53 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

Fox – 2018 NFL Draft
Viewers: 3.85 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 865,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Quantico (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.93 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – S.W.A.T.
Viewers: 5.36 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 5.26 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Quantico (season premiere)
Viewers: 2.58 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – S.W.A.T.
Viewers: 5.13 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 5.55 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

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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. FROM NBC

    “CHICAGO FIRE” LEADS AT 10 P.M. AMONG THE ABC-CBS-NBC DRAMAS IN 18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS, TOPS THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “QUANTICO”

    “SUPERSTORE” GROWS IN TOTAL VIEWERS, “CHAMPIONS” MAINTAINS 100% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, RETAINS 100% VS. ITS LEAD-IN

    Thursday Primetime Ratings:

    “Chicago Fire” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Leads among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in the timeslot in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 (tie) and total viewers.

    · Despite competition last night from ABC’s season premiere of “Quantico,” finishes within a tenth of last week in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 1.0) and grows in total viewers (5.407 million vs. 5.389 million).

    · Will increase substantially via time-shifting and VOD – “Chicago Fire” is growing by +94% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.11 to a 2.15) and more than +4.0 million viewers overall (6.1 million to 10.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7. With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Fire” figure increases to a 2.87 in 18-49.

    “Superstore” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:31 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 0.8 in 18-49 (currently reporting a 0.74 in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Is currently running within 0.1 of a point of last week in in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.8) and is up +3% in total viewers (2.848 million vs. 2.759 million).

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – L+7: “Superstore” is growing by +53% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.05 to a 1.61) and +1.2 million viewers overall (3.8 million to 5.0 million). When projected non-linear 35-day viewing is included, the “Superstore” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.79.

    · Upscale: “Superstore” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 122 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    “A.P. Bio” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 8:31-9 p.m. ET):

    · Is running within 0.1 of last week in 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.6) and is retaining 95% in total viewers (1.766 million vs. 1.854 million).

    · Will increase substantially with time-shifting and VOD – “A.P. Bio” is increasing by +49% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 so far this season (from a 0.79 to a 1.18) and +934,000 viewers overall (2.9 million to 3.9 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “A.P. Bio” figure grows to a 2.14.

    · Upscale: “A.P. Bio” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 125 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes. Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, “A.P. Bio” is indexing at a 148 and ranks #5 among primetime series on the Big 4 networks

    An encore telecast of “Will & Grace” averages a 0.4/2 in 18-49 and 1.8 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET.

    “Champions” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET):

    · Is currently maintaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and 93% in total viewers (1.528 million vs. 1.637 million).

    · Is retaining 100% of its 18-49 lead-in.

    · Grows versus its lead-in in men 18-34 and men 25-54.

    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – “Champions” has increased by +36% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.58 to a 0.80) and +583,000 viewers overall (2.3 million to 2.9 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Champions’” 18-49 rating increases to a 1.36.

    · Upscale: “Champions” generates a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 121 among adult 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes. Among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college, “Champions” is indexing at a 138 and ranks #10 among primetime series on the Big 4 networks.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.8/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.5/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.4/3; “Late Show,” 0.4/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

    • Quantico got renewed because ABC claims it does well internationally. Same reason Dynasty got a second season from CW.

      • In other words, because a powerfully buddy/best friend/person who’ll give us a job later when we’re fired for incompetence is making those shows…

        I do appreciate how SotB uses the word “claims”, becuase that’s all it is: a claim. There is no indication any of those shows do well anywhere in the world (why would they? They’re terrible!)

        ABC gets what it deserves with Quantico: more ratings pain it inflicted voluntarily on itself. But I guess Mr. Iger was too busy paying a fortune for the FOX library and a handful of low-grade cable networks to want to take an interest…