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Thursday Overnights: Consistent, but Moderate Return for ‘The Great American Baking Show’ on ABC

'The Big Bang Theory' on CBS Tops Evening

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 6.1/11, CBS: 5.5/10, ABC: 2.9/ 9, NBC: 1.9/ 3, CW: 1.0/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Note: Football aired on NBC one year earlier.
Fox: +165, ABC: +16, CW: no change, CBS: – 8, NBC: -73

-Ratings Scorecard:
The Jacksonville Jaguars versus the Tennessee Titans on “Thursday Night Football” on Fox led the network to overnight victory, with an estimated 6.7 rating/12 share in households for the 8:30-10 p.m. ET portion. The game ultimately ended at 11:21 p.m. ET and the results will be updated to reflect this afternoon at programminginsider.com.

In season premiere news, ABC holiday competition “The Great American Baking Show” opened with a 2.7/ 5 in households from 9-11 p.m., which was almost identical to the 2.6/ 4 opener on the year-ago evening. It led out of annual animated classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which socred a 3.5/ 6 (#2) in the 8 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS led the night, as usual, with an 8.6/15 in the 8 p.m. half-hour. That led into a 7.2/12 for prequel “Young Sheldon” at 8:30 p.m., which will have to stand on its own next season, followed by typical overnight results for sitcoms “Mom” (#2: 5.9/ 9) and “Murphy Brown” (#2: 4.3/ 7) and sophomore crime solver “S.W.A.T.” (#1: 3.9/ 7) from 9-11 p.m.

NBC and The CW, meanwhile, also scored typical household overnight results as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 8.6/15 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football Pregame: 4.5/ 8 (#2)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#4)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 7.2/12 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans): 6.2/11 (#2)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show” (season premiere): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Will & Grace”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans): 7.1/12 (#1)
CW – “Legacies”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show” (season premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Murphy Brown”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “I Feel Bad”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans): 6.8/12 (#1)
CW – “Legacies”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show” (season premiere): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.9/7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers): NA

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Great American Baking Show” (season premiere): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.8/7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers): NA

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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