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Updated Thursday Ratings: CBS Ranks as Top Non-Sports Network on the Night

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, November 29. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

Total Viewers (in millions):
Fox: 15.35 million, CBS: 6.56, ABC: 3.33, NBC: 2.64, CW: 1.26

Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
Fox: 4.3 rating/17 share, CBS: 0.9/ 4, ABC: 0.8/ 3, NBC: 0.6/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
Fox: 3.3 rating/18 share, ABC: 0.5/ 3, CBS: 0.4/ 2, NBC: 0.3/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 1

Adults 25-54 (rating / share):
Fox: 5.3 rating/17 share, CBS: 1.5/ 5, ABC: 1.0/ 3, NBC: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 2

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8:00 PM

ABC – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (repeat; special)
Viewers: 4.01 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/4 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (repeat)
Viewers: 8.10 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.2/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.9/6 (#2)

NBC – Lego Jurassic World (special)
Viewers: 2.13 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.7/2 (#4)

Fox – Fox NFL Thursday
Viewers: 12.42 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 3.2/14 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 2.2/13 (#1), Adults 25-54: 4.1/14 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.58 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.6/2 (#5)

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8:30 PM

ABC – Toy Story That Time Forgot (repeat; special)
Viewers: 3.29 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/3 (#3)

CBS – Young Sheldon (repeat)
Viewers: 7.86 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.8/6 (#2)

NBC – Lego Jurassic World (special)
Viewers: 1.49 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#4)

Fox – Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Viewers: 15.60 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 4.3/17 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 3.3/18 (#1), Adults 25-54: 5.3/17 (#1)

CW – Supernatural
Viewers: 1.44 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.5/2 (#4)

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9:00 PM

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (special)
Viewers: 3.77 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#3)

CBS – Mom
Viewers: 7.42 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.1/4 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.8/6 (#2)

NBC – Will & Grace
Viewers: 2.78 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4), Adults 25-54: 1.0/3 (#4)

Fox – Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Viewers: 17.12 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 4.9/19 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 3.8/20 (#1), Adults 25-54: 6.0/19 (#1)

CW – Legacies
Viewers: 1.08 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.5/1 (#5)

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9:30 PM

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (special)
Viewers: 3.44 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.6/3 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/3 (#3)

CBS – Murphy Brown
Viewers: 5.59 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3), Adults 25-54: 1.3/4 (#2)

NBC – I Feel Bad
Viewers: 1.81 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 25-54: 0.6/2 (#4)

Fox – Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Viewers: 16.26 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 4.7/19 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 3.7/20 (#1), Adults 25-54: 5.8/18 (#1)

CW – Legacies
Viewers: 0.93 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#3), Adults 25-54: 0.4/1 (#5)

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10:00 PM

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (special)
Viewers: 2.95 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 0.9/3 (#4)

CBS – S.W.A.T.
Viewers: 5.24 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.2/4 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Viewers: 3.70 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#3),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.0/3 (#3)

Fox – Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Viewers: 16.77 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 4.9/20 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 3.8/21 (#1), Adults 25-54: 6.1/20 (#1)

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 1.29 million, Adults 18-49: 0.3/1,
Adults 18-34: 0.2/1, Adults 25-54: 0.4/1

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10:30 PM

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (special)
Viewers: 2.54 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.5/2 (#4),
Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#4), Adults 25-54: 0.7/3 (#4)

CBS – S.W.A.T.
Viewers: 5.14 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Viewers: 3.90 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#2),
Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#2), Adults 25-54: 1.1/4 (#2)

Fox – Thursday Night Football: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
Viewers: 16.31 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 5.0/22 (#1),
Adults 18-34: 3.8/23 (#1), Adults 25-54: 6.1/21 (#1)

CW – Local Programming
Viewers: 0.93 million, Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 m,
Adults 18-34: 0.1/1, Adults 25-54: 0.3/1

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. NBC has really messed up W&G and SVU badly with these low lead-ins. Kind of surprising Lego did that badly but that really pulled W&G and SVU down even more. The evidence is clear for NBC that the 8pm hour has to get fixed. It will be interesting to see what happens with Titan Games because if that does well then that means that lead-off hour is what’s gotta get fixed first for NBC next season on Thursdays.

    • NBC is still trying to recapture the glory days of Must See TV but without the understanding of what made Must See TV so must see.

      With BIG BANG going off the season, they have an opportunity but will most definitely squander it behind this foolhardy mindset.

      • You said it perfectly they don’t understand what made Must See TV must see they don’t even have the right comedies on the air to make a new must-see TV block. Will & Grace is the only one that fits that mould but they have a lot of damage to it now. When they brought W&G back it should’ve been brought back with a full group of newbies that fit with its audience.

        Like you said they have that opportunity next season without BBT out of the picture but if they don’t switch things up they’ll squander that hope.