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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

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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.