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Updated Thursday Ratings: Football-Ignited NBC Tops Evening

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATING RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, December 15 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 9.87 million, CBS: 8.36, ABC: 3.38, Fox: 1.93, CW: 1.10

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 2.6 rating/9 share, CBS: 1.6/ 4, ABC: 0.8/ 3, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Disney’s Prep & Landing (R)
Viewers: 3.79 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (fall finale)
Viewers: 15.77 million (#1), A18-49: 3.3/13 (#1)

NBC – Football Night in Seattle
Viewers: 9.03 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#2)

Fox – Hell’s Kitchen (R)
Viewers: 2.12 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – The iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
Viewers: 1.15 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3)
Viewers: 3.26 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – The Great Indoors (fall finale)
Viewers: 8.33 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Viewers: 10.92 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/10 (#1)

Fox – Hell’s Kitchen (R)
Viewers: 2.09 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – The iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
Viewers: 1.16 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Great American Baking Show
Viewers: 3.54 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Mom (fall finale)
Viewers: 8.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Viewers: 10.91 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/10 (#1)

Fox – Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 1.69 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4t)

CW – The iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
Viewers: 1.13 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Great American Baking Show
Viewers: 3.72 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Life in Pieces (fall finale)
Viewers: 6.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Viewers: 10.53 million (#1), A18-49: 2.9/10 (#1)

Fox – Rosewood (R)
Viewers: 1.82 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Whose Line is it Anyway? (R
Viewers: 965,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.09 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Pure Genius
Viewers: 5.69 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Viewers: 9.02 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 9 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – What Would You Do?
Viewers: 2.85 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Pure Genius
Viewers: 5.34 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Thursday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Viewers: 8.81 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/ 10 (#1)

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. My gosh, will CBS ever find anything compatible with Big Bang before it goes off the air? NBC went through this with Friends.

      • I agree. 🙂

        CBS kept making real hits for longer than the other networks, but stopped about when Les moved upstairs.

        He needs to make all programming decisions or find someone who can before CBS sinks like the rest of the other networks.

        Louis, Thursdays are shocking to me. NBC used to have 5 shows around 20 million viewers not that long ago.

        It was “America’s Most-Watched Night of Television”, with “Must-See TV”.

        NBC turned it to “Must-Avoid TV”…

  2. CBS does a stunt that works (to a degree) with BBT and Great Indoors kills the rest of the night dead…

    CBS needs to get rid of that dud post-haste and hire someone who can pick shows if Les no longer can.