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Updated Thursday Ratings: ABC and CBS Tie for Dominance

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATING RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, April 27, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 6.47 million, ABC: 5.08, NBC: 4.40, Fox: 2.07, CW: 1.12

-Adults 18-49:

ABC: 1.3 rating/5 share, CBS: 1.2/ 5, NBC: 0.8/ 3, Fox: 0.6/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 6.94 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 12.10 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/10 (#1)

NBC – Superstore (R)
Viewers: 2.40 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4t)

Fox – MasterChef Junior
Viewers: 2.65 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.46 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 6.82 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

CBS – The Great Indoors
Viewers: 6.45 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 2.74 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef Junior
Viewers: 2.44 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.33 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#45)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.50 million (#2t), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Mom
Viewers: 7.07 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 5.50 million (#2t), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Kicking & Screaming (season or series finale)
Viewers: 1.56 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 924,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.04 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Life in Pieces
Viewers: 5.49 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Med
Viewers: 6.08 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Kicking & Screaming (season or series finale)
Viewers: 1.64 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Riverdale
Viewers: 773,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 3.20 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 4.03 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.94 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 32.93 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – The Amazing Race
Viewers: 3.70 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – The Blacklist
Viewers: 4.74 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM ABC

    ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm – 5.1 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49): ABC won Thursday in Adults 18-49 by 8% over CBS’ original lineup (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/5), while beating NBC by 63% (0.8/3) and more than doubling Fox (+117% – 0.6/2). Grey’s returned steady from the prior week’s preemption, while Scandal and The Catch each grew week to week. Please Note: Sister-net ESPN carried round 1 of the NFL draft on the night.

    · At 8pm, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy returned from the prior week’s preemption as the #2 TV series on Thursday in Adults 18-49 (1.7/7), behind only CBS’ The Big Bang Theory and ranked as the night’s highest-rated TV show in Women 18-34. Grey’s held even with its most recent Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating from two weeks ago, which adjusted up 1-tenth in the Nationals.

    · At 9pm, ABC’s Scandal won its hour by strong margins in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) over its regular competition, outdelivering CBS’ comedies by 17% (1.2/4 for Mom/Life in Pieces), NBC’s Chicago Med by 40% (1.0/3) and Fox’s Kicking & Screaming by 180% (0.5/2). Scandal grew week to week in Total Viewers (+4% – 5.3 million vs. 5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+8% – 1.4/5 vs. 1.3/5), scoring a 4-week high with young adults – since 3/30/17.

    Live + 3 for Last Week’s Scandal (4/20/17): Scandal was last Thursday’s biggest gainer after 3 days of TV playback with a +0.8 Adult 18-49 rating point lift over its L+SD number (surging from a 1.3/5 to a 2.1/8) to rank as the night’s #1 TV show in Live +3 Day.

    · At 10pm, ABC’s The Catch added Total Viewers week to week (+3% – 3.1 million vs. 3.0 million) and surged 17% in Adults 18-49 (0.7/2 vs. 0.6/2).

  2. FROM CBS

    “THE BLACKLIST” WINS AT 10 AMONG ABC, CBS & NBC IN 18-49, TOTAL VIEWERS & ADULTS, MEN & WOMEN 25-54

    “CHICAGO MED” RETAINS 100% OF THE 1.0 IN FAST-AFFILIATE RATINGS FOR ITS PRIOR TELECAST, DESPITE LAST WEEK’S PREEMPTION & LAST NIGHT’S “NFL DRAFT” COMETITION

    L+7: “THE BLACKLIST” ADDS 4.5 MILLION VIEWERS GOING FROM L+SD TO L+7, “CHICAGO MED” ADDS 3.2 MILLION

    Thursday Primetime Ratings:

    “The Blacklist” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, total viewers and adults, men and women 25-54.
    · Versus high-rated coverage of the NFL draft on ESPN and NFL Network, maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8) and 99% in total viewers (4.841 million vs. 4.901)
    · Will increase dramatically via time-shifting and VOD:
    o Last week’s “Blacklist” increased by +84% in 18-49 (0.82 to 1.51) and +2.9 million viewers overall (4.9 million to 7.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3.
    o Those were the biggest L+3 lifts of the night on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage and total viewers
    o In L+7 season to date, “Blacklist” has grown by +108% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.05 to a 2.18) and +4.5 million viewers overall (5.5 million to 10.0 million).
    · Upscale: “Blacklist” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 126 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    “Chicago Med” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Retains 100% versus the 1.0 for its prior telecast on April 13 in 18-49 and 91% of that night’s 1.1 in official nationals, despite the preemption last week and this week’s high-rated competition of NFL draft coverage on ESPN and NFL Network.
    · Ranks #2 in the hour among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in total viewers.
    · Ties for #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults, men and women 18-34.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – so far this season, “Med” has been increasing by +66% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.25 to a 2.08) and +3.2 million viewers overall (6.7 million to 9.9 million).

    “Superstore” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):
    · Grows +60% versus its lead-in from a “Superstore” encore in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.5).
    · Finishes within 0.1 of last week’s 8 p.m. rating in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.9)
    · Maintains 100% versus last week’s 8 p.m. telecast among millennial viewers (0.5 vs. 0.5 in adults 18-34), including male millennials (0.4 vs. 0.4 in men 18-34) and female millennials (0.6 vs. 0.6 in women 18-34).
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last week’s “Superstore” increased by +51% in 18-49 (0.94 to 1.42) and +1.0 million viewers overall (3.1 million to 4.2 million) going from L+SD to L+3
    · Upscale: “Superstore” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 116 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    An encore telecast of “Superstore” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.1/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/2 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  3. FROM CBS

    CBS Thursday Live + Same Day Highlights

    CBS’ ENTIRE THURSDAY LINEUP
    POSTS AUDIENCE GROWTH

    “The Big Bang Theory” Tops the Night in Viewers and Demos

    CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and A25-54

    · At 8:00 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY was first in viewers (12.10m, up +2% from 11.89m), A18-49 (2.4) and A25-54 (3.6), the night’s #1 broadcast in these measures.

    · At 8:30 PM, THE GREAT INDOORS averaged 6.45m (up +6% from 6.11), 1.2 in A18-49 (nc) and 1.9 in A25-54 (nc).

    · At 9:00 PM, MOM was first in viewers (7.08m, up +4% from 6.84m), A25-54 (2.0, nc) and averaged 1.3 in A18-49 (nc).

    · At 9:30 PM, LIFE IN PIECES averaged 5.49m (up +1% from 5.41m), 1.1 in A18-49 (nc) and was tied for first in A25-54 (1.7, nc).

    · At 10:00 PM, THE AMAZING RACE averaged 3.87m (up +1% from 3.84m), 0.7 in A18-49 and 1.1 in A25-54 (nc).

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (6.48m), A25-54 (1.9) and second in A18-49 (1.2).

    *All comparisons are to last original broadcasts on 4/13.

  4. As usual, shockingly low ratings for a Thursday night. 🙁

    Special mention to Mark Pedowitz for renewing Riverdale. That’s going to spruce up next year’s ratings…

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