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Thursday Final Ratings: NFL Network Dominates Prime Time Despite Double-Digit Decline for ‘Thursday Night Football’ Opener

NFL Network More Than Doubles Runner-Up CBS in Adults 18-49 (2.3 vs. 1.1) and 18-34 (1.8 vs. 0.7)

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, September 13:

Celebrity Family Feud (RS) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 5.193 million viewers
• 3.4/6 HH
• 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.1/5 F18-49, 0.7/4 M18-49)
• 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
• 1.3/5 A25-54 (1.6/6 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

Match Game (F) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 4.306 million viewers
• 2.8/5 HH
• 0.8/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
• 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
• 1.2/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

Take Two (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 2.908 million viewers
• 2.0/4 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

The Big Bang Theory (R) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
255 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 6.548 million viewers
• 4.1/8 HH
• 1.1/6 A18-49 (1.3/6 F18-49, 1.0/5 M18-49)
• 0.5/4 A18-34 (0.6/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
• 1.7/7 A25-54 (1.9/7 F25-54, 1.5/6 M25-54)

Young Sheldon (R) (CBS, 8:31 PM, 29 min.)
255 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 6.028 million viewers
• 3.8/7 HH
• 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
• 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
• 1.5/6 A25-54 (1.7/6 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

Big Brother 20 (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
255 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 5.573 million viewers
• 3.3/6 HH
• 1.6/7 A18-49 (1.9/8 F18-49, 1.3/6 M18-49)
• 1.2/7 A18-34 (1.5/9 F18-34, 0.9/6 M18-34)
• 2.0/7 A25-54 (2.4/8 F25-54, 1.7/6 M25-54)

S.W.A.T. (R) (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
254 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 2.873 million viewers
• 1.9/4 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
• 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

The Good Place (RS) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
242 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 2.254 million viewers
• 1.5/3 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/3 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

The Good Place (RS) (NBC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
242 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 1.600 million viewers
• 1.1/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

The Good Place (RS) (NBC, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
242 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 1.788 million viewers
• 1.2/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

The Good Place (RS) (NBC, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
242 affiliates; 88% coverage
• 1.604 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (R) (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
243 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 1.949 million viewers
• 1.3/3 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
• 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

MasterChef (R) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 1.788 million viewers
• 1.1/2 HH
• 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
• 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
• 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

The Gifted (R) (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
253 affiliates; 89% coverage
• 1.372 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
• 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
• 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

Supernatural (R) (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
259 affiliates; 87% coverage
• 0.800 million viewers
• 0.5/1 HH
• 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
• 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
• 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

The Originals (R) (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
259 affiliates; 87% coverage
• 0.425 million viewers
• 0.3/1 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49 (0.1/1 F18-49, 0.1/0 M18-49)
• 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.0/0 M18-34)
• 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.1/0 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.671 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH
• 0.5/3 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.610 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49

Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
69% coverage
• 1.252 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49

La Piloto (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
69% coverage
• 0.949 million viewers
• 0.6/1 HH
• 0.3/1 A18-49

Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 150 min.)
51% coverage
• 0.328 million viewers
• 0.2/0 HH
• 0.1/1 A18-49

La Jefa del Campeon (UniMás, 9:30 PM, 60 min.)
51% coverage
• 0.277 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49

Nosotros Los Guapos (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 60 min.)
51% coverage
• 0.174 million viewers
• 0.1/0 HH
• 0.1/0 A18-49

Exatlón Estados Unidos (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
56% coverage
• 1.250 million viewers
• 0.7/1 HH
• 0.4/2 A18-49
• 0.3/2 A18-34

Falsa Identidad (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
56% coverage
• 1.506 million viewers
• 0.9/2 HH
• 0.5/2 A18-49
• 0.3/2 A18-34

El Señor de Los Cielos VI (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
56% coverage
• 1.681 million viewers
• 1.0/2 HH
• 0.7/3 A18-49
• 0.5/3 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, September 13 (with the night’s cable ranks according to households, total viewers and demo ratings in parentheses):

The First 48 (A&E, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.962 million viewers (#29)
• 0.64 HH (#30)
• 0.31 A18-49 (#21)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#38)
• 0.39 A25-54 (#25)

The First 48 (A&E, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.161 million viewers (#22)
• 0.76 HH (#23)
• 0.35 A18-49 (#17)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#18)
• 0.45 A25-54 (#18)

Nightwatch Nation (A&E, 10:01 PM, 64 min.)
• 0.934 million viewers (#32)
• 0.61 HH (#35)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#23)
• 0.36 A25-54 (#29)

Dragon Ball Super (repeat) (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.424 million viewers (#80)
• 0.30 HH (#75)
• 0.17 A18-49 (#61)
• 0.21 A18-34 (#20)
• 0.13 A25-54 (#86)

Dragon Ball Super (repeat) (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.415 million viewers (#82)
• 0.30 HH (#75)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#56)
• 0.21 A18-34 (#20)
• 0.15 A25-54 (#74)

American Dad (repeat) (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.634 million viewers (#55)
• 0.45 HH (#48)
• 0.32 A18-49 (#20)
• 0.36 A18-34 (#8)
• 0.29 A25-54 (#37)

American Dad (repeat) (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.859 million viewers (#39)
• 0.61 HH (#35)
• 0.46 A18-49 (#6)
• 0.49 A18-34 (#5)
• 0.42 A25-54 (#20)

Bob’s Burgers (repeat) (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.967 million viewers (#28)
• 0.67 HH (#28)
• 0.49 A18-49 (#5)
• 0.52 A18-34 (#4)
• 0.49 A25-54 (#13)

Bob’s Burgers (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.081 million viewers (#24)
• 0.73 HH (#25)
• 0.56 A18-49 (#4)
• 0.60 A18-34 (#3)
• 0.57 A25-54 (#8)

The Grand Hustle (BET, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.338 million viewers (#87)
• 0.23 HH (#85)
• 0.16 A18-49 (#65)
• 0.16 A18-34 (#46)
• 0.15 A25-54 (#74)

Shahs of Sunset (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.913 million viewers (#33)
• 0.69 HH (#27)
• 0.30 A18-49 (#23)
• 0.19 A18-34 (#29)
• 0.39 A25-54 (#25)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.854 million viewers (#12)
• 1.27 HH (#11)
• 0.38 A18-49 (#11)
• 0.19 A18-34 (#29)
• 0.54 A25-54 (#9)

Cuomo Prime Time (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.814 million viewers (#13)
• 1.25 HH (#12)
• 0.36 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#31)
• 0.54 A25-54 (#9)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.631 million viewers (#17)
• 1.10 HH (#17)
• 0.35 A18-49 (#17)
• 0.15 A18-34 (#51)
• 0.48 A25-54 (#16)

College Football Prime Boston College at Wake Forest (ESPN, 5:25 PM, 213 min.)
• 0.863 million viewers (#38)
• 0.57 HH (#38)
• 0.27 A18-49 (#32)
• 0.23 A18-34 (#16)
• 0.30 A25-54 (#33)

SportsCenter Prime (ESPN, 8:58 PM, 32 min.)
• 0.517 million viewers (#66)
• 0.33 HH (#66)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#23)
• 0.17 A25-54 (#65)

SportsCenter Late (ESPN, 10:30 PM, 90 min.)
• 0.304 million viewers (#90)
• 0.20 HH (#91)
• 0.13 A18-49 (#82)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#76)
• 0.13 A25-54 (#86)

Bite Club (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.701 million viewers (#47)
• 0.44 HH (#51)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#62)
• 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.722 million viewers (#45)
• 0.46 HH (#47)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#62)
• 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 3.185 million viewers (#4)
• 2.11 HH (#4)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#29)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#67)
• 0.52 A25-54 (#12)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 3.619 million viewers (#2)
• 2.42 HH (#2)
• 0.31 A18-49 (#21)
• 0.12 A18-34 (#67)
• 0.58 A25-54 (#6)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.939 million viewers (#5)
• 1.98 HH (#5)
• 0.24 A18-49 (#39)
• 0.10 A18-34 (#76)
• 0.44 A25-54 (#19)

Snowfall (FX, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.855 million viewers (#40)
• 0.56 HH (#39)
• 0.36 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.26 A18-34 (#15)
• 0.42 A25-54 (#20)

Flip or Flop Special (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.533 million viewers (#18)
• 1.07 HH (#18)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#31)
• 0.39 A25-54 (#25)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.689 million viewers (#15)
• 1.11 HH (#15)
• 0.36 A18-49 (#14)
• 0.22 A18-34 (#18)
• 0.49 A25-54 (#13)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 1.632 million viewers (#16)
• 1.11 HH (#15)
• 0.30 A18-49 (#23)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#31)
• 0.41 A25-54 (#22)

Mountain Men (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
• 1.928 million viewers (#11)
• 1.21 HH (#13)
• 0.29 A18-49 (#25)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#38)
• 0.40 A25-54 (#23)

The Perfect Murder (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.907 million viewers (#37)
• 0.63 HH (#31)
• 0.19 A18-49 (#50)
• 0.07 A18-34 (#92)
• 0.29 A25-54 (#37)

To Catch A Killer (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.972 million viewers (#27)
• 0.70 HH (#26)
• 0.22 A18-49 (#43)
• 0.09 A18-34 (#83)
• 0.34 A25-54 (#31)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.128 million viewers (#8)
• 1.52 HH (#8)
• 0.20 A18-49 (#46)
• 0.09 A18-34 (#83)
• 0.30 A25-54 (#33)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 3.488 million viewers (#3)
• 2.39 HH (#3)
• 0.40 A18-49 (#10)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#31)
• 0.60 A25-54 (#5)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.823 million viewers (#6)
• 1.98 HH (#5)
• 0.28 A18-49 (#29)
• 0.14 A18-34 (#55)
• 0.40 A25-54 (#23)

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation Season 2 (MTV, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.470 million viewers (#19)
• 0.89 HH (#19)
• 0.91 A18-49 (#2)
• 1.04 A18-34 (#2)
• 0.84 A25-54 (#3)

TNF Pre-Kick (NFLN, 8:00 PM, 23 min.)
• 2.560 million viewers (#7)
• 1.63 HH (#7)
• 0.79 A18-49 (#3)
• 0.48 A18-34 (#6)
• 1.04 A25-54 (#2)

Thursday Night Football Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (NFLN, 8:23 PM, 184 min.)
• 7.024 million viewers (#1) (down 13 percent from Cincinnati-Houston on 9/14/17: 8.08 million)
• 4.21 HH (#1)
• 2.58 A18-49 (#1)
• 2.05 A18-34 (#1)
• 2.89 A25-54 (#1)

I Am Frankie (NICK, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.762 million viewers (#43)
• 0.47 HH (#45)
• 0.15 A18-49 (#67)
• 0.13 A18-34 (#62)
• 0.15 A25-54 (#74)

Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (Ovation, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.017 million viewers
• 0.01 A18-49

Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (Ovation, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.015 million viewers
• 0.01 A18-49

Impractical Jokers (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.642 million viewers (#54)
• 0.38 HH (#56)
• 0.37 A18-49 (#12)
• 0.42 A18-34 (#7)
• 0.33 A25-54 (#32)

Laff Mobb (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
• 0.251 million viewers (#97)
• 0.16 HH (#97)
• 0.14 A18-49 (#76)
• 0.17 A18-34 (#38)
• 0.11 A25-54 (#97)

Weather Center Live Hurricane Florence (TWC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 2.009 million viewers (#9)
• 1.30 HH (#9)
• 0.41 A18-49 (#8)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#23)
• 0.58 A25-54 (#6)

Weather Center Live Hurricane Florence (TWC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.958 million viewers (#10)
• 1.28 HH (#10)
• 0.42 A18-49 (#7)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#31)
• 0.62 A25-54 (#4)

Weather Center Live Hurricane Florence (TWC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• 1.724 million viewers (#14)
• 1.16 HH (#14)
• 0.37 A18-49 (#12)
• 0.18 A18-34 (#31)
• 0.53 A25-54 (#11)

Queen of the South (USA, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 1.220 million viewers (#21)
• 0.77 HH (#21)
• 0.41 A18-49 (#8)
• 0.20 A18-34 (#23)
• 0.49 A25-54 (#13)

Shooter (USA, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.785 million viewers (#42)
• 0.53 HH (#42)
• 0.17 A18-49 (#61)
• 0.08 A18-34 (#89)
• 0.22 A25-54 (#53)

Braxton Family Values (WETV, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
• 0.601 million viewers (#57)
• 0.45 HH (#48)
• 0.18 A18-49 (#56)
• 0.08 A18-34 (#89)
• 0.23 A25-54 (#49)

Bossip (WETV, 10:01 PM, 60 min.)
• 0.443 million viewers (#76)
• 0.33 HH (#66)
• 0.12 A18-49 (#86)
• 0.05 A18-34 (#98)
• 0.16 A25-54 (#72)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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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  1. I left a request for the 10pm and 10:30pm episodes of “Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty” on Ovation right here on this page and it looks like my comment was removed?

    Also, what’s going on with this site? My university has actually blocked it (they hardly block anything) for “phishing”. Is everything okay?