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Updated Thursday Ratings: ABC Leads; CBS and Fox Tie for No. 2

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, January 24, 2018 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

Total Viewers (in millions):
ABC: 5.75 million, CBS: 5.01, NBC: 4.11, Fox: 3.63, CW: 1.67

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
ABC: 1.5 rating/6 share, Fox: 1.2/ 5, NBC: 0.9/ 4, CBS: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 2

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
ABC: 1.1 rating/6 share, Fox: 0.8/ 4, NBC: 0.5/ 3, CBS: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 2

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8:00 PM

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.67 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.3/9 (#1) Adults 18-34: 1.8/10 (#1)

CBS – MVP: Most Valuable Performer (S)
Viewers: 4.38 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#5)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 4.22 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#3)

Fox – The Four
Viewers: 3.16 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#2)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 2.02 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.5/2 (#4)

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8:30 PM

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 8.35 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.2/9 (#1) Adults 18-34: 1.7/9 (#1)

CBS – MVP: Most Valuable Performer (S)
Viewers: 4.05 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

NBC – The Good Place
Viewers: 3.61 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#4)

Fox – The Four
Viewers: 3.58 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#2)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.87 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

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9:00 PM

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.39 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.4/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 1.0/5 (#1)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (RS)
Viewers: 6.86 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.3/5 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.7/3 (#3)

NBC – Will & Grace (R)
Viewers: 2.56 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

Fox – The Four
Viewers: 3.73 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.8/4 (#2)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.43 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.01 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.9/4 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (RS)
Viewers: 6.52 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#3)

NBC – Great News (finale)
Viewers: 2.19 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#4) Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#4)

Fox – The Four
Viewers: 4.05 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.4/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 1.0/5 (#1)

CW – Arrow
Viewers: 1.34 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#5) Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#4)

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10:00 PM

ABC – How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 3.68 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.7/4 (#1)

CBS – S.W.A.T. (R)
Viewers: 4.59 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 5.98 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#1) Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#2)

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10:30 PM

ABC – How to Get Away with Murder
Viewers: 3.40 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2) Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#1)

CBS – S.W.A.T. (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.6/3 (#3) Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3)

NBC – Chicago Fire
Viewers: 6.07 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.0/5 (#1) Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM ABC:

    ABC Wins Thursday with Grey’s the #1 TV Show at a 1-Year High in Viewership

    ABC Thursday Prime (8-11pm – 5.7 million and 1.5/6 in AD18-49): Holding exactly even with last week’s strong return for its TGIT lineup after a 2-month hiatus, ABC emerged as Thursday’s #1 network in Total Viewers (5.7 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.5/6).

    ABC won Thursday night by 25% in Live + Same Day Adults 18-49 and its demographic lead will become even more pronounced once delayed viewing is counted. Including just the first 3 days of TV Playback into the Adult 18-49 numbers, last week’s Grey’s shot up to a 3.3/13 rating (from a 2.3/9), Scandal to a 1.9/7 rating (from a 1.3/5) and HTGAWM to a 1.8/6 rating, nearly doubling its Live + Same Day number (+80% from a 1.0/4).

    · At 8pm, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy won its hour and stood as Thursday’s #1 TV show in Total Viewers (8.5 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.2/9). Grey’s was up for its 2nd straight telecast in Total Viewers (+9% – 8.5 million vs. 8.3 million) and held even with its Fast Affiliate rating (2.2/9) which went up 1-tenth in the Nationals, marking its most watched telecast in exactly 1 year – since 1/26/17.

    · At 9pm, ABC’s Scandal ranked #1 in its hour with young adults (tie) and remained even with last week’s return in Total Viewers (5.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3/5) to match best-since-premiere results – since 10/5/17.

    · At 10pm, ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder held even with the prior week among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4) at a best-since-premiere number – since 9/28/17.

  2. FROM NBC:

    NBC Ratings: “Superstore” Matches Its High Since Premiere Week, “Good Place” Scores Its High Since October

    “SUPERSTORE” EQUALS ITS 18-49 HIGH SINCE THE SHOW’S SEASON PREMIERE, INCREASES WEEK TO WEEK BY +20%

    “THE GOOD PLACE” GROWS +10% IN 18-49 AND +21% IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR ITS HIGHS SINCE OCT. 26

    “CHICAGO FIRE” IS UP +10%, EQUALS ITS HIGH SINCE OCTOBER, WINS THE 10 P.M. HOUR

    Thursday Primetime Ratings:

    “Superstore” (1.2/5 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):
    · Earns its highest 18-49 rating since Oct. 26, 2017 (1.2) and equals the show’s high since its season premiere on Sept. 28, 2017 (1.3).
    · Delivers its most-watched episode since Oct. 26, 2017 (4.6 million).
    · Jumps +20% week to week in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.0) and +18% in total viewers (4.216 million vs. 3.565 million).
    · Ranks #2 in the competitive timeslot in adults 18-49, as well as adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demographics.
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD — “Superstore” is growing by +55% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.1 to a 1.7) and +1.3 million viewers overall (4.1 million to 5.4 million). When projected non-linear 35-day viewing is included, the “Superstore” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.85.
    · Upscale: “Superstore” is delivering a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 118 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes.

    “The Good Place” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):
    · Generates the show’s highest rating since Oct. 26, 2017 (1.1) and matches its high since Oct. 12 (1.2).
    · Delivers its most-watched episode since Oct. 26, 2017 (4.0 million viewers).
    · Increases by +10% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and +21% in total viewers (3.612 million vs. 2.997 million).
    · Will increase substantially with time-shifting and VOD – “The Good Place” is growing by +70% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 so far this season (from a 1.16 to a 1.97) and +1.9 million viewers overall (4.1 million to 6.0 million). With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Good Place” figure increases to a 3.42.
    · Upscale: “The Good Place” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 137 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

    “Chicago Fire” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Matches the show’s high 18-49 rating since Oct. 26 (1.2) and generates its most-watched episode since that same date (6.5 million).
    · Is up +10% week to week in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and +6% in total viewers (6.026 million vs. 5.675 million).
    · Ranks #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the timeslot in adults 18-49, total viewers and adults, men and women 25-54.
    · Will increase substantially via time-shifting and VOD — “Chicago Fire” is growing by +91% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.14 to a 2.18) and +4.0 million viewers overall (6.2 million to 10.2 million) going from L+SD to L+7. With the addition of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, the “Fire” figure increases to a 2.93 in 18-49.

    An encore telecast of “Will & Grace” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall from 9-9:31 p.m. ET):
    · Is up versus the show’s prior encore in this timeslot by +50% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.4 on Dec. 28, 2017) and +13% in total viewers (2.563 million vs. 2.264 million).

    “Great News” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 9:31-10 p.m. ET):
    · Finishes within 0.1 of last week’s rating in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and retains 98% in total viewers (2.189 million vs. 2.237 million), despite this week’s encore lead-in.
    · Will grow with the addition of time-shifted and VOD viewership — “Great News” has increased by +25% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (0.8 to a 1.0) and +626,000 viewers overall (3.1 million to 3.7 million). When projected 35-day non-linear viewing is included, the “Great News” 18-49 rating grows to a 1.39.
    · Upscale: “Great News” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 130 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.0/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.4/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.4/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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:

    “THE BIG BANG THEORY” AND “YOUNG SHELDON” ENCORES WIN TIME PERIODS IN VIEWERS AND ADULTS 25-54;

    “MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER” NFL TALENT SPECIAL FINISHES HOUR #2 IN VIEWERS

    EVEN WITH MOSTLY REPEATS, CBS FINISHES NIGHT #2 IN VIEWERS

    · From 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, the NFL talent special MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER finished #2 in its time period in viewers (4.21m).

    · At 9:00 PM, a special encore of THE BIG BANG THEORY finished #1 in viewers (6.86m) and adults 25-54 (1.8), also winning its time period in viewers over original competition by +27% (versus 5.39m).

    · At 9:30 P.M., YOUNG SHELDON won its time period in viewers over original competition by +30% (6.52m versus 5.01m) and also won its half-hour in A25-54 (1.7).

    · An encore S.W.A.T. was second in the 10:00 PM hour in viewers (4.41m).

    · CBS finished the night #2 in viewers (5.10m).

    • Seems the only reason they made this show was their anger ABC took American Idol away from them Lol. I hope FOX doesn’t wind up being the network that only shows mess like this. I won’t be a Fox viewer if that is the case.

  4. Chicago Fire’s performance was pretty funny it grew from an 0.5 to an 1.1 and from 2 million to 6 million viewers to top the hour so bad for ABC because that’s like 4 million people changing the channel to NBC at 10pm. If NBC can fix that timeslot next year CF can do even better than that.

    • Looks like NBC made the right move with Chicago Fire at 10PM on Thursday. At this point, I’d just leave it there for the remainder of its years.

      • I agree that was a good move by NBC with Chicago Fire it really helped them get back to being competitive in that hour and winning the slot, I agree as well they should just leave it there for the rest of its run as the show hasn’t really had a permanent timeslot and Med is doing just fine on Tuesdays at 10pm as well.