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Modest Results for New Thursday Network Series

ABC's 'Notorious;' CBS' 'The Great Indoors' and 'Pure Genius;' NBC's 'The Good Place;' and Fox's 'Pitch' Are All Underdelivering

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, November 3 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 7.66 million, NBC: 5.94, ABC: 5.06, Fox: 3.07, CW: 1.79

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.5 rating/5 share, NBC: 1.4/ 5, ABC: 1.3/ 5, Fox: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.47 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 13.93 million (#1) million (#2), A18-49: 3.0/11 (#1)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 4.05 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 3.36 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.75 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.56 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

CBS – The Great Indoors
Viewers: 8.30 million (#1) million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Good place
Viewers: 4.43 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

Fox – Rosewood
Viewers: 3.37 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
Viewers: 1.73 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Notorious
Viewers: 3.76 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

CBS – Mom
Viewers: 7.02 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.20 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

Fox – Pitch
Viewers: 2.80 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3t)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.93 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Notorious
Viewers: 3.48 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

CBS – Life in Pieces
Viewers: 5.96 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 7.65 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)

Fox – Pitch
Viewers: 2.75 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.74 million (#5), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 4.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Pure Genius
Viewers: 5.62 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 6.35 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 3.96 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Pure Genius
Viewers: 5.10 million (#2) million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 5.94 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM CBS

    CBS WINS THURSDAY IN VIEWERS, A18-49 AND A25-54

    “The Great Indoors” Retains 94% of its Premiere Audience and
    89% of its A18-49 Premiere Rating

    “The Big Bang Theory” is the Night’s Top Program in Viewers and Key Demos

    · At 8:00 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (13.93m), A18-49 (3.0) and A25-54, the night’s #1 program in all these measures.

    · At 8:30 PM, THE GREAT INDOORS was first in viewers (8.30m) and A25-54 (2.5) and averagd 1.7 in A18-49. THE GREAT INDOORS retained 94% of last week’s premiere audience, 89% of its A18-49 rating and +89% of its A25-54 rating.

    · At 9:00 PM, MOM was first in A25-54 (2.1) and averaged 7.03m and 1.3 in A18-49.

    · At 9:30 PM, LIFE IN PIECES averaged 5.62m, 1.3 in A18-49 and 1.9 in A25-54.

    · At 10:00 PM, PURE GENIUS averaged 5.36m, 0.9 in A18-49 and 1.4 in A25-54. PURE GENIUS retained 90% of its premiere A18-49 rating.

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (7.66m), A18-49 (1.5) and A25-54 (2.3).

  2. FROM ABC

    ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm – 5.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy stood as Thursday’s #2 TV show to The Big Bang Theory in Adults 18-49, outdelivering CBS’ The Great Indoors out of Big Bang at 8:30pm by 24% (2.1/8 vs. 1.7/6) and moving ABC up to #1 in the half-hour. In addition, Grey’s was Thursday’s #1 drama for the 7th straight week this season in Adults 18-49. Grey’s was also once again Thursday’s #1 TV show with Women 18-34.

    · Holding steady week to week, each of ABC’s Thursday dramas paced within 1-tenth of the prior week among Adults 18-49: Grey’s (2.1/8 vs. 2.2/8), Notorious (0.8/3 both weeks) and How to Get Away with Murder (1.1/4 vs. 1.2/4).

    ABC’s Thursday Dramas Jump in L+7 with Murder as TV’s Top Percentage Gainer this Season: On average through 4 weeks of Live + 7 Day playback this season, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy surges +70% over its L+SD Adult 18-49 rating, Notorious grows +60% and How to Get Away with Murder spikes +117%. In fact, HTGAWM is the season’s #1 gainer in L+7 playback on the broadcast networks among Adults 18-49.

  3. A lot of gains in Live plus 7

    This is Us – Grew 77% to a 4.6 Demo and 14 million viewers.

    Blacklist, Chicago Fire and others still have some pretty good live plus 7 gains.

      • I am less impressed than you are. Their numbers are less than solid (and look good only because of the mega-flops once again being strewn all over the ratings floor) and the high DVR usage is a predictor of future lower ratings.

        To save time I’ll say that I have no doubt they’ll make a second season, but these days, that’s not saying anything about commercial success (they made two seasons of Galavant!!)

        • Not that old canard again…

          You do realize that at this point and given how many times I responded politely to you, it is getting borderline insulting… 🙁

          I will try once again to respond politely, even though it is trying at this point:

          Just because a metric exists doesn’t mean it’s relevant.

          Advertisers don’t pay for Live+7 (and generally don’t pay for C7).

          Thus Live+7’s existence is relevant only to PR departments trying to convince us that their flops are hits and perhaps, if they exist, academics looking at viewership patterns.

          The networks love to use that metric because we unconsciously compare the Live+7 numbers to Live numbers (and not to other Live+_7 numbers which would be a lot more significant).

          They also yield great “percentage increases” (the lower the overnight the bigger the percentage increase for the same increase), which are equally irrelevant to anything having to do with the market, but look so great (especially to people who don’t understand statistics – which is most people sadly).

          All this has NOTHING to do with the era we live in.

          So please, bury that old canard so we can have more interesting exchanges. 🙂

  4. I’d like to submit (beyond a kudos to Marc for daring to call it as it is!) that if all the shows are failing, there is a reason, and that reason is not the internet or audience fragmentation.

    The reason is that there is a culture of low quality in scripted programming that is kept alive by the repeated hiring of people who don’t know how to make a decently-made show.