Posted in:

Thursday Overnights: Soft Start for Drama ‘Legacies’ on The CW

Fox Rules With Thursday Night Football

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

Household Rating/Share
Fox: 6.9/12, CBS: 5.7/10, ABC: 3.6/ 6, NBC: 2.5/ 4, CW: 0.9/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +176, CBS: – 7, ABC: -12, CW: -18, NBC: -32

-Ratings Scorecard:
Thursday Night Football (Houston Texans 42, Miami Dolphins 23) led Fox to household overnight victory. The 8:30-10 p.m. portion of the game, which ended at 11:43 p.m. ET (and does not include the results past 10 p.m. and the overall portion on the NFLN), scored a 7.6 rating/13 share in the household overnights. Full game results will be posted later today at programminginsider.com.

In series-premiere news, CW drama “Legacies,” a spin-off of “The Originals,” opened with a modest 0.8/ 1 in households at 9 p.m. While The CW is not known for generating interest in the overnight ratings department, this was 20 percent below tired lead-in “Supernatural” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.) and 11 percent below year-ago time period occupant “Arrow” (0.9/ 2 on 10/26/17). Let’s see what the results are for the DVR usage and social media interest, which can make all the difference.

CBS’ veteran “The Big Bang Theory” topped the night at a 9.0/15 in the 8 p.m. half-hour, which benefited lead-out prequel “Young Sheldon” (#1, 7.3/12 at 8:30 p.m.). The question, of course, is how “Young Sheldon” will fare next season when “The Big Bang Theory” has officially concluded.

Next on the Eye next was “Mom” at a healthy 5.5/ 9 (#2) in the 9 p.m. half-hour. But lead-out “Murphy Brown,” which is not the attraction the network was hoping for, dipped to a series low 4.5/ 8 (#2) at 9:30 p.m.

At 10 p.m., CBS’ “S.W.A.T.” (#2: 3.8/ 7) topped the three scripted dramas, besting competing “Law & Order: SVU” on NBC (#3: 3.3/ 6) and “How To Get Away With Murder” on ABC (#4: 2.3/ 4) by 15 percent and 65 percent, respectively. But “SVU” deserves a shout-out for building out of freshman sitcom “I Feel Bad” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9:30 p.m.) by 106 percent. Chances are NBC will be pulling “I Feel Bad” at any moment.

Elsewhere, it was low-rated Thursday night sitcom business as usual for NBC care of “Superstore” (#4: 2.2/ 4), “The Good Place” (#4: 2.1/ 3), “Will & Grace” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and aforementioned “I Feel Bad” (#4: 1.6/ 3) from 8-10 p.m. And ABC featured ageless “Grey’s Anatomy” (#2: 5.1/ 9 at 8 p.m.) into a 3.5/ 6 for spin-off “Station 19” at 9 p.m. Comparably, “Station 19) was 10 percent below “Scandal” on the year-ago evening.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Thursday, October 25 broken out by half-hour.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.2/ (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 9.0/15 (#1)
NBC – “Superstore”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football Pregame: 4.8/ 9 (#3)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 4.9/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “Young Sheldon”: 7.3/12 (#1)
NBC – “The Good Place”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans): 7.0/12 (#2)
CW – “Supernatural”: 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Mom”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Will & Grace”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans): 7.7/13 (#1)
CW – “Legacies” (series premiere): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Station 19”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Murphy Brown”: 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “I Feel Bad”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans): 8.1/14 (#1)
CW – “Legacies” (series premiere): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “How To Get Away With Murder”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.2/ 6 (#3)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans): NA

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “How To Get Away With Murder”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “S.W.A.T.”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Law & Order: SVU”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
Fox – Thursday Night Football (Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans): NA

LATE NIGHT

11:30 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 3.1/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”: 2.1/ 5 (#2)

12:00 a.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 2.3/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.5/ 4 (#2)

12:30 a.m.
ABC – “Nightline”: 1.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.5/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

1:00 a.m.
CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.0/ 4 (#1t)
NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 1.0/ 4 (#1t)

1:30 a.m.
NBC – “Last Call with Carson Daly”: 0.7/ 3

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *