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Thursday Final Nationals: Yankees-Indians on FS1 Below Recent Division Series Game Ones

CBS again dominated Thursday night with its joint broadcast of New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on “Thursday Night Football” with NFL Network.

FS1’s telecast of Game 1 of the “American League Division Series” between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians fell behind recent LDS Game One’s on the opening Thursday of the MLB playoffs. At 3.78 million viewers, it was 19 percent below Red Sox-Indians Game 1 on TBS from Oct. 6, 2016 (4.66 million) and 9 percent below Royals-Angels Game 1 on TBS from Oct. 2, 2014 (4.15 million).

As positives, Yankees-Indians was up 15 percent Astros-Royals Game 1 on FS1 from Oct. 8, 2015 (3.3 million). The game peaked at 10:00-10:15 p.m. with 4.501 million viewers.

The game drew an 8.4 local rating/14 share in New York and a 24.0/36 in Cleveland — the best FS1 ratings ever in each respective market.

Earlier in the day on MLB Network, Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros in Game 1 of the American League Division Series (1.989 million viewers), up 8 percent from last year’s late Thursday afternoon ALDS Game 1, Blue Jays-Rangers on TBS (1.849 million).

(Sources: Fox Sports [1], [2])


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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Thursday, October 5, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.9/7 5816 1.1/6 1.5/6 1.8/6
8:00 Grey’s Anatomy 254 92 5.2/9 8060 1.7/9 2.1/8 2.5/8
9:00 Scandal 254 92 3.7/6 5518 1.0/5 1.4/5 1.7/5
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder 254 92 2.6/5 3875 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/4
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 8.6/16 14285 3.7/18 4.6/18 5.3/17
7:30 CBS+NFLN Thursday Night Kickoff 2.9/6 4472 0.7/5 1.1/6 1.4/6
7:58 CBS+NFLN Thursday Night Kickoff 255 93 4.3/8 6778 1.3/8 1.8/9 2.2/9
8:16 CBS+NFLN Thursday Night Pre-Kick 255 93 5.6/11 8978 1.9/11 2.5/11 3.0/11
8:27 CBS+NFLN Thursday Night Football New England @ Tampa Bay (thru 11:39) 255 93 9.4/17 15434 4.1/21 5.0/20 5.8/19
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.4/6 5309 0.8/4 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 Superstore 245 92 2.8/5 4448 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
8:30 The Good Place 245 92 2.7/5 4169 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.6/5
9:00 Will & Grace 245 92 4.5/8 7137 1.0/5 2.0/7 2.6/8
9:30 Great News 245 92 2.4/4 3853 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.3/4
10:00 Chicago Fire 245 92 3.9/7 6125 0.7/4 1.2/4 1.5/5
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.0/4 3172 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.1/4
8:00 Gotham 257 92 1.8/3 2922 0.6/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
9:01 The Orville 257 92 2.2/4 3431 0.5/3 0.9/3 1.2/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 644 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 Supernatural (rs) 254 89 0.5/1 716 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Arrow (rs) 254 89 0.4/1 572 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/1 1347 0.4/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.8/2 1412 0.5/2
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.8/1 1333 0.4/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 0.9/2 1602 0.5/2
10:00 Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.7/1 1106 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 575 0.2/1
7:00 La Tierra Prometida (r) 0.2/0 412 0.1/0
8:00 La Tierra Prometida 0.4/1 762 0.2/1
9:00 Totalmente Diva 0.3/1 592 0.2/1
10:00 Lady, Vendedora Rosas 0.2/0 371 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1739 0.6/3 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.8/2 1344 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.9/2 1404 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1749 0.6/3 0.7/3
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 2062 0.8/4 1.0/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Thursday 10/05/17

Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.6/13
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 3.2/12
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Scandal” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.0/7
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff” (CBS+NFL Network, 7:30)
Women 18-34: 0.7/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/6
Women 18-49: 1.0/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/7

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff” (CBS+NFL Network, 7:58)
Women 18-34: 1.1/6
Men 18-34: 1.5/10
Women 18-49: 1.5/7
Men 18-49: 2.1/11

NFL Thursday Night Pre-Kick” (CBS+NFL Network, 8:16)
Women 18-34: 1.4/8
Men 18-34: 2.3/15
Women 18-49: 1.9/8
Men 18-49: 3.1/15

Thursday Night Football: New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers” (CBS+NFL Network)
Women 18-34: 2.9/14
Men 18-34: 5.2/28
Women 18-49: 3.5/13
Men 18-49: 6.6/26

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff” (NFL Network, 7:58)
0.85 household rating
1.337 million viewers
0.51 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.26
Men 18-34: 0.51
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.67

NFL Thursday Night Pre-Kick” (NFL Network, 8:16)
1.27 household rating
2.032 million viewers
0.76 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.87
Women 18-49: 0.48
Men 18-49: 1.04

Thursday Night Football: New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers” (NFL Network)
2.36 household rating
3.904 million viewers
1.62 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.83
Men 18-34: 1.76
Women 18-49: 0.99
Men 18-49: 2.26

Superstore” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.5/6
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

The Good Place” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Will & Grace” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.6/9
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Great News” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

Chicago Fire” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Gotham” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

The Orville” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

American League Division Series Game 1: New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians” (FS1)
2.32 household rating
3.782 million viewers
0.95 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.48
Men 18-34: 0.97
Women 18-49: 0.59
Men 18-49: 1.32

College Football: Louisville @ NC State” (ESPN)
0.97 household rating
1.523 million viewers
0.46 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.22
Men 18-34: 0.50
Women 18-49: 0.25
Men 18-49: 0.66

NHL Regular Season: Minnesota Wild @ Detroit Red Wings” (NBCSN)
0.35 household rating
0.547 million viewers
0.14 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.06
Men 18-34: 0.16
Women 18-49: 0.09
Men 18-49: 0.18


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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