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Thursday Final Nationals: CBS Dominates Despite Dolphins-Ravens at Network Season Low for ‘Thursday Night Football’

CBS managed to win Thursday night with its final 2017 simulcast of NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” despite the Baltimore Ravens’ 40-0 rout over the Miami Dolphins. It was the least-watched CBS/NFL Network “TNF” telecast of the fall — 8.64 million on CBS, 2.723 million on NFL Network. But the combined 11.363 million viewers (and 7.0 household rating/13 share) still easily made “TNF” the most-watched, highest-rated TV program of the night; ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” (5.0/9, 7.668 million viewers) was runner-up.

Among adults 18-49, “TNF” was also tops (3.4 rating/14 share); ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and NBC’s “Will & Grace” tied for second place (1.8/7 each).

Prime time half-hour breakdowns for “Thursday Night Football – Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens” in household rating/share and total viewers (adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 rating/share), were as follows:

8:27 6.0/11, 9.530 million (1.8/10 2.5/11, 3.1/11)

8:30 7.0/13, 11.241 million (2.2/12, 3.0/13, 3.8/13)

9:00 7.6/13, 12.196 million (2.6/14, 3.5/14, 4.3/14)

9:30 8.2/14, 13.405 million (3.0/15, 4.0/15, 4.9/15)

10:00 6.7/12, 10.923 million (2.7/14, 3.5/13, 4.2/13)

10:30 6.6/13, 10.724 million (2.8/15, 3.5/14, 4.2/14)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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