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Updated Thursday Ratings: ABC Beats its Broadcast Network Competition Combined with Democratic Debate

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, September 12. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

  • Total Viewers (in millions):
    ABC: 11.22 million, CBS: 3.86, Fox: 2.03, NBC: 1.66, CW: 0.63

  • Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
    ABC: 1.9 rating/10 share, CBS: 0.7/ 4, Fox: 0.5/ 2, NBC: 0.3/ 2, CW; 0.1/ 1

  • Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
    ABC: 1.3 rating/ 9 share, CBS: 0.4/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 2, NBC and CW; 0.1/ 1 each

  • Adults 25-54 (rating / share):
    ABC: 2.6 rating/10 share, CBS: 1.0/ 4, Fox: 0.6/ 3, NBC: 0.5/ 2, CW; 0.2/ 1


8:00 PM

ABC – Democratic Candidates Debate (special)
Viewers: 10.90 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.7/9 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.1/9 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.7/9 (#1)

CBS – Young Sheldon (repeat)
Viewers: 4.50 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.6/3 (#2)

NBC – Superstore (repeat)
Viewers: 2.04 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#3)

Fox – MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (special)
Viewers: 1.85 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#3)

CW – The Outpost
Viewers: 0.78 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#5)


8:30 PM

ABC – Democratic Candidates Debate (special)
Viewers: 12.51 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.1/11 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.4/10 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.1/11 (#1)

CBS – Young Sheldon (repeat)
Viewers: 4.22 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.6/3 (#2)

NBC – Superstore (repeat)
Viewers: 1.59 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.3/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.3/2 (#4)

Fox – MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (special)
Viewers: 1.96 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#3)

CW – The Outpost
Viewers: 0.67 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.1/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.1/1 (#5)


9:00 PM

ABC – Democratic Candidates Debate (special)
Viewers: 12.54 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.1/10 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.5/10 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.1/10 (#1)

CBS – Big Brother 21
Viewers: 4.89 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.2/6 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.7/5 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/6 (#2)

NBC – The Good Place (repeat)
Viewers: 1.39 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.3/1 (#4)

Fox – MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (special)
Viewers: 2.04 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#3)

CW – Two Sentence Horror Stories
Viewers: 0.59 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.1/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.1/1 (#5)


9:30 PM

ABC – Democratic Candidates Debate (special)
Viewers: 12.09 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.1/10 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.5/10 (#1), Adults 25-54: 2.1/10 (#1)

CBS – Big Brother 21
Viewers: 4.27 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/5 (#2)

NBC – The Good Place (repeat)
Viewers: 1.16 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.2/1 (#4)

Fox – MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (special)
Viewers: 1.97 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#3)

CW – Two Sentence Horror Stories (repeat)
Viewers: 0.47 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.1/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.1/1 (#5)


10:00 PM

ABC – Democratic Candidates Debate (special)
Viewers: 10.73 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.9/10 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 1.3/9 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.9/10 (#1)

CBS – FBI (repeat)
Viewers: 2.58 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
Viewers: 1.75 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.3/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.3/2 (#4)

Fox – MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (special)
Viewers: 2.33 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.6/3 (#2)

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 1.27 million, Adults 18-49: 0.2/1,
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1, Adults 25-54: 0.2/1


10:30 PM

ABC – Democratic Candidates Debate (special)
Viewers: 8.54 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.5/8 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 0.9/8 (#1), Adults 25-54: 1.5/8 (#1)

CBS – FBI (repeat)
Viewers: 2.74 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#3)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeat)
Viewers: 2.01 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.4/2 (#3)

Fox – MLB Baseball Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (special)
Viewers: 2.01 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.5/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.5/3 (#2)

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 0.96 million, Adults 18-49: 0.2/1,
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1, Adults 25-54: 0.2/1

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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