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Thursday Overnights: Chargers Victory Over the Chiefs Ignites Dominant Fox

Sophomore 'S.W.A.T.' Loses Considerable Stream on CBS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 8.8/15, CBS: 4.3/ 7, ABC: 2.1/ 4, NBC: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.9/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening
Note:
Football aired on NBC on year earlier.
Fox: +267, CW: +12, ABC: – 9, CBS: -26, NBC: -68

-Ratings Scorecard:
The Los Angeles Chargers versus the Kansas City Chiefs (29 to 28) on “Thursday Night Football” on Fox led the network to overnight victory, with an estimated 9.6 rating/16 share in households for the 8:30-10 p.m. ET portion (and not including coverage on the NFLN). The above average-rated game ultimately ended at 11:45 p.m. ET and the results will be updated to reflect this afternoon at programminginsider.com.

Elsewhere, “Murphy Brown” on CBS, which concludes next week, is unlikely to return next season. It scored a typical 4.2/ 7 (#2) at 9:30 p.m.) out of a healthy 5.5/ 9 for lead-in “Mom” (#2), and has just not resonated. At 10 p.m., sophomore Eye net crime solver “S.W.A.T.” (#2: 2.9/ 5 (#2) slipped by 33 percent from the 4.3/ 8 on the year-ago evening.

On ABC, “The Great American Baking Show” was flat at a modest 2.3/ 4 in the household overnights from 9-11 p.m. NBC featured an 8:30 p.m. installment of failing sitcom “I Feel Bad” (#4: 1.7/ 3 at 8:30 p.m.) out of a 2.3/ 4 (#3) for “Superstore.” And The CW featured its regularly scheduled “Supernatural” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.), which will at some point need to end, and freshman “Legacies” (#5: 0.8/ 1 at 9 p.m.). The remainder of the evening were repeat telecasts.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Disney’s Prep & Landing” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.6/10 (#2)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
Fox – Thursday Night Football Pregame: 6.4/12 (#1)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 5.2/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “I Feel Bad”: 1.5/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (LA Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs): 9.2/16 (#1)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “SNL Christmas” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (LA Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs): 10.1/17 (#1)
CW – “Legacies”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Murphy Brown”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “SNL Christmas” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (LA Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs): 9.7/16 (#1)
CW – “Legacies”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 2.9/ 5 (#2) (#2)
NBC – “SNL Christmas” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers): NA

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 2.8/ 5 (#2) (#2)
NBC – “SNL Christmas” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers): NA

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. I don’t know that Supernatural will ever end. 🙂
    I am in the minority, I know, but I do wonder if CBS will give Murphy Brown another short season next fall.

    • I agree on Supernatural every time I think it was going to end in the past it always managed to stick around someway somehow plus it’s still doing well for the network so there’s no end in sight but I do wish the spin-off Wayward Sisters was ordered.

      I agree on Murphy Brown I think there’s a chance it sticks around especially with the short episode order. Not sure if the Golden Globe nominee will help it get renewed but it has that on its side as well.

      • Not sure why Supernatural would need to end as long as the writers can continue to write engaging stories, which they’ve certainly been doing this year!! I think their audience size has been pretty consistent.

        Don’t hear you say that about NCIS. I’d be perfectly happy if it went. It’s ratings have been slipping for the past 5 years while Supernatural’s seems to be pretty consistent for the past five years (according to Wiki).

        And no, I’m not actually suggesting that NCIS would get cancelled because I understand the size of its audience. Just not always a fan of some of these offhand comments.