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Thursday Overnights: Philadelphia Eagles at NY Giants Lead Fox to Victory

The Cancellation Clock is Ticking on NBC Sitcom 'I Feel Bad'

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Note:
Charlotte, Greensboro, Norfolk, Raleigh-Durham and Richmond are excluded from the following averages.

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 8.4/14, CBS: 5.6/10, ABC: 4.1/ 7, NBC: 2.4/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +282, ABC: no change, CBS: -23, NBC: -33, CW: -42

-Ratings Scorecard:
It was an easy overnight victory for Fox, and will be until Thursday night football concludes. The Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants match-up averaged an estimated 8.4 rating/14 share in the household overnights through 10 p.m. ET last night (the game ended at approximately 11:36 p.m. ET). And this does not include coverage on the NFLN.

In season premiere news was CW drama “Supernatural,” now in season 14, at a modest 1.0/ 2 in households at 8 p.m. Comparably, this was 23 percent below the 1.3/ 2 on the year-ago evening. And it led into an encore telecast of the pilot episode of drama “All American” at a 0.4/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m.

Top-rated for the evening was CBS’ veteran “The Big Bang Theory” (#1: 8.7/15 at 8 p.m.), which led into a 7.2/12 (#1) for prequel “Young Sheldon” at 8:30 p.m. Needless to say, adult Sheldon and company will be sorely missed next season.

Next on the Eye net was 9-10 p.m. sitcoms “Mom” (#2: 5.6/ 9) and the “Murphy Brown” reboot (#2: 4.9/ 8), which led into a dominant 3.8/ 7 for crime solver “S.W.A.T.” at 10 p.m. Although “S.W.A.T.” bested competing “Law & Order: SVU” on NBC (#2: 3.2/ 6) by 19 percent, worth positively noting for “SVU” was overnight growth out of freshman sitcom “I Feel Bad” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9:30 p.m.) of 100 percent. “I Feel Bad” is my pick for the first new network series to be canceled this season.

Earlier in the evening on NBC were comedies “Superstore” (#4: 2.1/ 4), “The Good Place” (#4: 2.0/ 3) and season two of the “Will & Grace” reboot (#4: 2.7/ 4) from 8-9:30 p.m., which just do not resonate despite the ongoing accolades. Comparably, “Will & Grace” was off by a hefty 46 percent from the 5.0/ 8 on the year-ago evening.

ABC, meanwhile, had nothing unusual to report with its Thursday night drama combination of “Grey’s Anatomy” (#2: 5.1/ 8 at 8 p.m.), “Grey’s” spin-off “Station 19” (#3: 4.7/ 8 at 9 p.m.) and “How To Get Away With Murder” (#3: 2.6/ 5 at 10 p.m.), which is likely in its last season.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, October 11 broken out by half-hour.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.2/ 9 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 8.7/15 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.1/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants): 6.1/11 (#2) – pregame
CW – “Supernatural” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 7.2/12 (#2)
NBC – “The Good Place”: 2.0/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants): 8.6/15 (#1)
CW – “Supernatural” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 4.7/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.6/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Will & Grace”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants): 9.3/16 (#1)
CW – “All American” (R)” 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19” (season premiere): 4.7/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Murphy Brown”: 4.9/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “I Feel Bad”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants): 9.6/16 (#1)
CW – “All American” (R)” 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “How To Get Away With Murder”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “How To Get Away With Murder”: 2.4/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. These reboots don’t have legs. People are happy to catch up at the beginning, but they’re not interested in ongoing series.

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