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Modest Overnights for Season – or Series – Finale of NBC’s ‘The Good Place’

THURSDAY OVERNIGHT RATING RESULTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.4/ 9, NBC: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 2.9/ 5, Fox: 2.2/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

-Perfect Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +32, CBS: + 6, NBC: -19, Fox: -66, CW: -67

Ratings Breakdown:
Led by “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS stood well above the competition in the Thursday overnights with a 59 percent household advantage over second place NBC. “The Big Bang Theory” scored a 10.2 rating/17 share in households in the 8 p.m. half-hour, leading into time period dependent “The Great Indoors” at a 5.0/ 8 at 8:30 p.m. While “The Great Indoors” did dominate the time period, it also slipped by 51 percent from “The Big Bang Theory.”

Next on CBS was “Mom” at first-place 5.5/ 9 in the 9 p.m. half-hour into an also dominant 4.5/ 7 for sophomore “Life in Pieces” at 9:30 p.m. Canceled medical drama “Pure Genius” closed the night with a second-place 3.6/ 6 at 10 p.m., which trailed a special edition of ABC’s”20/20” (America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington: 3.7/ 7) by just one-tenth of a rating point. Third in the hour was once watercooler-worthy “The Blacklist” on NBC at a 3.4/ 6.

In season (or series) finale news, NBC sitcom “The Good Place” finished with a fourth-place 2.6/ 4 at 8:30 p.m. An 8 p.m. installment of the Kristen Bell/Ted Danson sitcom scored a 2.8/ 5 (#2t) at 8 p.m., which does not bode well for a potential second season renewal. NBC drama “Chicago Med” perked up to a second-place 4.2/ 7 in the 9 p.m. hour, which was 62 percent above the 8:30 p.m. portion of “The Good Place.”

In week two news, Fox 9 p.m. reality/competition “My Kitchen Rules” was on par with its week-ago debut with a 1.8/ 3 at 9 p.m. (#4). Last week, that translated into 2.51 million viewers and a 0.9 rating/3 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. At 8 p.m. on Fox was “Hell’s Kitchen” at a typical 2.7/ 4 (#2t) in the overnights in the 8 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, ABC populated the 8-10 p.m. block with encore telecasts of “Grey’s Anatomy” (#2t: 2.7/ 4) and “Scandal” (#3: 2.3/ 4), which returns next week for its new season. And The CW aired repeats of “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and “Supernatural” (#5: 0.6/ 1).

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Thursday, Jan. 19:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2t)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory: 10.2/17 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place”: 2.8/ 5 (#2t)
Fox – “Hell’s Kitchen”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy” (R): 2.7/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “The Great Indoors”: 5.0/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place” (season or series finale): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Hell’s Kitchen”: 2.8/ 4 (#2)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.5/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “My Kitchen Rules”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Scandal” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Life in Pieces”: 4.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “My Kitchen Rules”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “20/20” (America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.7/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “20/20” (America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington): 3.8/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Pure Genius”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.3/ 6 (#3)

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. Thursday night is a good night for TV. In A good Place is okay but wouldn’t bother me if it was cancelled..