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Thursday Final Nationals: Warriors-Celtics Draw Best NBA TNT Thursday Regular Season Telecast in Twelve Months

The game was a blowout — Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Tennessee Titans 40-17 — but NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” was still the night’s top attraction and led its simulcast partner NBC to easily win Thursday prime time. The telecast emphasized its aerial views (from directly above the field, behind the players) for its game coverage.

Top markets for Titans-Steelers on NBC / NFLN: Pittsburgh 36.7/55; Nashville 22.3/34; Richmond 14.7/24; New Orleans 13.6/19; Norfolk 12.9/20; Memphis 12.6/18; Denver 12.3/22; Baltimore 12.0/21; Dayton 11.8/19; and Knoxville 11.7/19.

(Source: NBC)

The Boston Celtics’ thrilling 92-88 victory over defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors registered a 1.84 household rating and 3 million viewers for TNT. It’s the network’s most-watched NBA regular season telecast on a Thursday since Oklahoma City at Golden State on Nov. 3, 2016 (3.75 million).

The Houston Rockets’ 142-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns in the nightcap for TNT delivered a 0.82 household rating and 1.296 million viewers.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Total Viewers (Broadcast):
NBC: 12.801 million, CBS: 8.788, ABC: 5.404, Fox: 2.960, Univision: 2.672, CW: 1.586, Telemundo: 1.240, UniMàs: 0.693

Adults 18-49 (Broadcast):
NBC: 3.9 rating/15 share, CBS: 1.5/ 6, ABC: 1.3/ 5, Univision: 1.0/ 4, Fox: 0.9/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 2, Telemundo: 0.5/ 2, UniMàs: 0.2/ 1

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 7.523 million viewers
– 5.0/9 HH
– 1.8/7 A18-49 (2.7/10 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 1.4/7 A18-34 (2.0/10 F18-34, 0.8/4 M18-34)
– 2.3/7 A25-54

Scandal (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 4.971 million viewers
– 3.4/6 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.8/4 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.4/4 A25-54

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 3.718 million viewers
– 2.5/5 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.2/4 A25-54

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 13.436 million viewers
– 8.0/14 HH
– 2.6/10 A18-49 (2.9/11 F18-49, 2.3/10 M18-49)
– 1.3/7 A18-34 (1.5/8 F18-34, 1.2/7 M18-34)
– 3.9/13 A25-54

Young Sheldon (CBS, 8:31 PM, 30 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 11.830 million viewers
– 7.0/12 HH
– 2.0/8 A18-49 (2.4/9 F18-49, 1.7/7 M18-49)
– 1.0/5 A18-34 (1.3/6 F18-34, 0.8/4 M18-34)
– 3.2/10 A25-54

Mom (CBS, 9:01 PM, 29 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 8.394 million viewers
– 5.2/9 HH
– 1.4/5 A18-49 (1.7/6 F18-49, 1.1/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/3 A18-34 (0.9/4 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 2.2/7 A25-54

Life in Pieces (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 6.374 million viewers
– 3.9/7 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.4/5 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.5/2 M18-34)
– 1.7/5 A25-54

S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 6.263 million viewers
– 4.0/8 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54

NBC+NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Game 1 (NBC, 7:30 PM, 28 min.)
– 4.707 million viewers
– 3.1/6 HH
– 1.1/6 A18-49 (0.8/4 F18-49, 1.5/7 M18-49)
– 0.7/5 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 1.0/7 M18-34)
– 1.4/6 A25-54

NBC+NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Game 2 (NBC, 7:58 PM, 20 min.)
244 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 6.231 million viewers
– 4.0/7 HH
– 1.7/8 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 2.2/9 M18-49)
– 1.2/7 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 1.6/11 M18-34)
– 2.0/7 A25-54

NBC+NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Kick (NBC, 8:18 PM, 10 min.)
– 8.411 million viewers
– 5.2/9 HH
– 2.3/10 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 3.0/13 M18-49)
– 1.7/10 A18-34 (1.2/6 F18-34, 2.2/14 M18-34)
– 2.8/10 A25-54

NBC+NFLN Thursday Night Football: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC, 8:28 PM, 182 min.)
244 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 13.513 million viewers
– 8.2/15 HH
– 4.2/16 A18-49 (2.8/11 F18-49, 5.6/22 M18-49)
– 3.3/17 A18-34 (2.3/11 F18-34, 4.4/23 M18-34)
– 4.9/16 A25-54

Gotham (Fox, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
256 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 2.616 million viewers
– 1.7/3 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54

The Orville (Fox, 9:01 PM, 59 min.)
256 affiliates / 92% coverage
– 3.315 million viewers
– 2.1/4 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 1.1/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.2/4 A25-54

Supernatural (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates / 89% coverage
– 1.893 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.7/2 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 0.8/2 A25-54

Arrow (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates / 89% coverage
– 1.279 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.4/1 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.5/2 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54

Noche de Estrellas (UNI, 7:00 PM, 59 min.)
– 2.123 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49

Latin Grammys 2017 (UNI, 7:59 PM, 185 min.)
– 2.665 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.635 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.136 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Totalmente Diva (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.623 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Lady, Vendedora Rosas (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.318 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (TEL, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.510 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

El César (R) (TEL, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.782 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.3/1 A18-34

Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso (TEL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.518 million viewers
– 0.9/1 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49
– 0.5/2 A18-34

Señora Acero 4: La Coyote (TEL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.422 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49
– 0.6/3 A18-34

Cable Primetime – Thursday 11/16/17

The Eleven (A&E, 10:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.458 million viewers (#72)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#80)

King of the Hill (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.552 million viewers (#63)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#46)

American Dad (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.645 million viewers (#57)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#24)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.788 million viewers (#42)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#16)

American Dad (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.907 million viewers (#31)
– 0.40 A18-49 (#12)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.075 million viewers (#24)
– 0.53 A18-49 (#7)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.207 million viewers (#19)
– 0.58 A18-49 (#5)

Million Dollar Listing LA (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.890 million viewers (#32)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#37)

Comedy Central Stand-Up: Jeff Roasts the Border (CMDY, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.441 million viewers (#76)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#57)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.878 million viewers (#34)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#57)

Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.716 million viewers (#48)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#80)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.792 million viewers (#40)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#64)

The Platinum Life (E!, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.236 million viewers (#98)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#97)

College Football Prime: Tulsa at South Florida (ESPN, 7:25 PM, 202 min.)
– 0.545 million viewers (#65)
– 0.37 HH
– 0.15 A18-49 (#73)
– 0.13 A18-34

Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.808 million viewers (#39)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#24)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.857 million viewers (#4)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#24)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.291 million viewers (#1)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#19)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.504 million viewers (#6)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#34)

Better Things (FX, 10:00 PM, 43 min.)
– 0.336 million viewers (#88)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#97)

Suicide Squad (HBO, 8:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.593 million viewers (#61)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#29)

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (HBO, 10:03 PM, 152 min.)
– 0.367 million viewers (#84)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#73)

Flip or Flop Ft. Worth (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.085 million viewers (#23)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#37)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.396 million viewers (#16)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#50)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.442 million viewers (#15)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#46)

Blood Relatives (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.880 million viewers (#33)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#46)

Home Alone (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.013 million viewers (#25)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#20)

Project Rewind (LIF, 8:50 PM, 10 min.)
– 0.934 million viewers (#28)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#29)

Project Runway (LIF, 9:00 PM, 92 min.)
– 1.898 million viewers (#8)
– 0.50 A18-49 (#8)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.762 million viewers (#11)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#53)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.638 million viewers (#5)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#20)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.921 million viewers (#7)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#53)

LEGO Movie (NAN, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.915 million viewers (#29)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#29)

Full House (NAN, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.596 million viewers (#60)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#60)

Full House (NAN, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.547 million viewers (#64)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#60)

NFLN Thursday Night Kick-Off2 (NFLN, 7:58 PM, 20 min.)
– 1.148 million viewers (#21)
– 0.74 HH
– 0.46 A18-49 (#10)
– 0.40 A18-34

NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Kick (NFLN, 8:18 PM, 10 min.)
– 1.785 million viewers (#10)
– 1.12 HH
– 0.65 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.51 A18-34

NFLN Thursday Night Football: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (NFLN, 8:28 PM, 182 min.)
– 2.961 million viewers (#3)
– 1.78 HH
– 1.16 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.94 A18-34

NBA Pre-Game Show (TNT, 8:00 PM, 13 min.)
– 1.600 million viewers (#12)
– 1.02 HH
– 0.58 A18-49 (#5)
– 0.57 A18-34

NBA Basketball: Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics (TNT, 8:13 PM, 152 min.)
– 3.000 million viewers (#2)
– 1.84 HH
– 1.21 A18-49 (#1)
– 1.30 A18-34

NBA Basketball: Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns (TNT, 10:45 PM, 145 min.)
– 1.296 million viewers (#18)
– 0.82 HH
– 0.61 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.71 A18-34

The Carbonaro Effect (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.402 million viewers (#80)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#70)

Chrisley Knows Best (USA, 10:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 1.123 million viewers (#22)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#14)

The Cromarties (USA, 10:31 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.592 million viewers (#62)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#50)

Tamar & Vince (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.631 million viewers (#58)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#34)

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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